Dave Reviews the New CobraHead "Mini" Weeding Tool

By dave
July 12, 2017

We are quite excited about this new (and we think improved) version of the CobraHead weeding tool. In this video, Dave demonstrates the tool and gives his opinion. The raffle going on right now features this tool as one of the prizes!

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Jul 12, 2017 3:54 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dave - I was going to ask you to do a video on the use of this new tool when I saw it offered in the July NARR. When I saw it listed as one of the prizes, I immediately thought it would be something I would pick if it was one of the prizes I could choose from.

I have a lot of garden beds and many of those beds have weeds like those you pulled out in your video. I think I would love this tool. My only concern .... would and should I consider the long handled version since I do have problems getting up and down constantly due to age. But I really do like the looks of this new tool and will have to consider getting one if I don't have the opportunity to win it in one of the upcoming NARRs.

Thanks for doing the video! It was very helpful to see this tool in action. Thank You!
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Jul 12, 2017 5:33 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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The long handled tool is the one I've never messed with. Knowing Noel, I'm sure a lot of thought went into its creation and it's probably very nice. I'm so impressed with him and what he has done. I'm glad the video was helpful to you. Good luck in the raffle!
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Jul 12, 2017 6:06 PM CST
Name: Leon
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Looks good; anything to make weeding easier. This year is especially bad with all the rain and weed growth. It looks like a good product for grasses & heavy rooted weeds. I'll probably get one soon the way things look in my gardens.
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Jul 12, 2017 6:57 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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Becky, @beckygardener

I bought the original Cobra Head weeder for this year and I think it is one of the best gardening tools I have ever owned.

BUT ... It is too large for my hand. Choking up on the handle is the only way I can use the tool. Of course, that means I don't get the best use of the weeder because I am not using it as designed. Even under those circumstances, I still think it's the best tool I've used for weeding. It is well made and will outlast me ... Big Grin

I entered the contest hoping I'd win the smaller version, but if I don't, I will buy one ... Smiling

As for getting up and down ... send me a t-mail and I'll share my tricks about how I've learned to do that in an older body, if you are interested ... Smiling I don't want to clutter up this thread
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Jul 12, 2017 7:06 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I recently saw an ad somewhere for the Cobra and was thinking that I really, really need to get one! I'm sitting out on this month's not a raffle raffle so I might just have to order one of those awesome weeders! Smiling
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jul 12, 2017 7:30 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I went to their website and tried to order the original CobraHead - tried two separate times - filled out all pertinent information: name, address, e-mail, phone number, etc. They offer the option of paying with PayPal which I selected but then I get an error message saying something is wrong and to contact them. I guess I will try again tomorrow and call them if it doesn't work.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jul 12, 2017 7:34 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Let him know, Lin. He will definitely want to know if there's a problem on his website.

info@cobrahead.com goes straight to Noel. A great guy! Make sure he knows you're an NGA member. Smiling
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Jul 12, 2017 7:50 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I tried again Dave and it worked this time!! Hurray! The error was more than likely something that I was doing wrong.

I ordered the package deal with the Mini and the 48" Long! I'm thinking of getting a couple of the mini's for family Christmas gifts!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jul 12, 2017 8:25 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Nice Lin!
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Jul 13, 2017 9:32 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I just place my order around 9:30 p.m. EDT last night and got an e-mail this morning that it has shipped! WOW, that is what I call FAST! I look forward to working in the garden with my new CobraHead tools! Hurray!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jul 13, 2017 10:05 AM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
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Hmm. Perhaps I'll give this tool another whirl. I bought the regular one earlier this year on the advise of folks here, but find I just never reach for it. It's in my tool bucket, so I'll make a concerted effort to use it and see if I like it or not. Sometimes I just don't use unfamiliar tools because they are...unfamiliar.
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Jul 13, 2017 12:31 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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I think I will be using mine a lot!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jul 13, 2017 2:48 PM CST
Name: Linda
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What's the website addy?
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Jul 13, 2017 2:50 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Jul 13, 2017 4:47 PM CST
Name: tk
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I wanted one of the long cobraheads, but was concerned about getting the right length. So, I wrote to Noel:

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Now I feel a lot better, as it would have been so irritating to get one too long or short
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Jul 13, 2017 5:13 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Thanks for sharing that info!
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Jul 13, 2017 6:07 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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LOL, I wondered about the longer handles too. I'm 5 ' 4 1/2" ... unless I've shrunk even more the past couple of years Green Grin! and I thought about getting the 54" length but ended up ordering the 48" which I'm sure will work fine for me.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jul 13, 2017 6:10 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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I only have the short one since I work 99% of the time kneeling on the ground (on a doubled over old bath mat). I do love it.
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Jul 14, 2017 8:52 PM CST
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1 said:Becky, @beckygardener

I bought the original Cobra Head weeder for this year and I think it is one of the best gardening tools I have ever owned.

BUT ... It is too large for my hand. Choking up on the handle is the only way I can use the tool. Of course, that means I don't get the best use of the weeder because I am not using it as designed. Even under those circumstances, I still think it's the best tool I've used for weeding. It is well made and will outlast me ... Big Grin

I entered the contest hoping I'd win the smaller version, but if I don't, I will buy one ... Smiling

As for getting up and down ... send me a t-mail and I'll share my tricks about how I've learned to do that in an older body, if you are interested ... Smiling I don't want to clutter up this thread

I would love to hear (read about) your tips and tricks on gardening with an older body Group hug :hurray:. I was one of those people that were never going to get old. My body was was going to perform perfectly for eternity. Boy eternity got here awfully quick!
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Jul 14, 2017 8:59 PM CST
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Region: Pacific Northwest Permaculture Organic Gardener Region: Oregon Native Plants and Wildflowers
Canning and food preservation Herbs Composter Bee Lover Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
texaskitty111 said: I wanted one of the long cobraheads, but was concerned about getting the right length. So, I wrote to Noel:

Thumb of 2017-07-13/texaskitty111/e1946f

Now I feel a lot better, as it would have been so irritating to get one too long or short

Excellent information Group hug
Thank you for sharing
Toni
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