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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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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Jul 19, 2017 4:36 PM CST
After receiving the regular CobraHead from Noel at a conference I liked it so much I bought the long handled one at a silent auction. As soon as I saw it I dared anyone else to outbid me. LOL I really don't know how long mine is but I am 5'3" and love it. It is great for reaching under plants where I would prefer not to reach in by hand (snakes.) My soil is very heavy and these tools are perfect for digging right in with minimal effort on my part.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 19, 2017 5:50 PM CST

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Ya'll are making me want to get a long handled one. Big Grin
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beckygardener
Jul 19, 2017 6:02 PM CST
Definitely! I agree Thumbs up
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Name: tfc
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tx_flower_child
Jul 19, 2017 10:27 PM CST
plantladylin said:

I love my new long handled 48" Cobrahead cultivator/weeder! (I haven't used the mini one yet.) You can read my review and others by clicking here: Cobrahead





Good review! I reviewed it previously but upon re-reading what I wrote, I noticed that I said I had the 'short' one. That was before I knew there was a 'mini'. Oh, dear. Now I'll have to decide between the mini and the long handled one. (unless, of course, the NARR is in my favor.)
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purpleinopp
Jul 20, 2017 8:35 AM CST
Lin's comment made me realize the long-handle ones existed. I edited my review/comment to indicate the "original size" instead of "the bigger one." I'd seen Dave holding 2 and mine was the bigger one of those.

Now I want a long-handle one too! I've been spending unnecessary time in a squat!
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Name: ilona
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MissiveMaven
Jul 20, 2017 8:38 AM CST
plantladylin said:@MissiveMaven, I've sent you 10 Acorn 's so that you can purchase a couple of raffle tickets! Green Grin!


Thank you SO much!!
Hurray! Thank You! Hurray!
Name: ilona
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MissiveMaven
Jul 20, 2017 8:39 AM CST
dave said:Go here for the raffle that is currently going on:

https://garden.org/ideas/view/...

That page shows you how to buy tickets.


Excellent, thanks!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Aug 7, 2017 7:14 PM CST
@Dave,

dave said:Make sure he knows you're an NGA member. Smiling


I just ordered the new "mini" tonight and in the comments section box I said;

"I read about it from Dave Whitinger at the National Gardening Association".

Hurray! nodding Thumbs up

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Aug 7, 2017 7:24 PM CST
dave said:Ya'll are making me want to get a long handled one. Big Grin


I ordered the long handled one years ago, couldn't figure out how to attach the blade to the handle, set both of the parts aside in the garage and now can't find either the blade and the handle. *Blush*

I'm planning to order a new long handled one when I have more money. Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Aug 7, 2017 7:26 PM CST
My long handled CobraHead came with the blade already attached and a safety sleeve covering the blade.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Aug 7, 2017 7:32 PM CST
plantladylin said:My long handled CobraHead came with the blade already attached and a safety sleeve covering the blade.


I wished mine had already been attached when I got it years ago. Crying Sighing!

I'm hoping when I order another long handled, that it's already attached.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 7, 2017 7:47 PM CST

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I bought mine recently, and the blade was not attached, but it came with a little tusk T-handle driver and therefore was easy to attach.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 7, 2017 7:53 PM CST

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Oops. It's actually a hex key, not a tusk driver. I know nothing about tools. *Blush*
Name: tfc
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tx_flower_child
Aug 7, 2017 11:20 PM CST
That's kinda weird that 2 of y'all bought the long handled version about the same time and one had handle attached and a safety sleeve while the other had unattached handle with a hex key. Well, I'm broke so I can't get one now anyway. I'm still happy with the original Cobrahead.
Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Aug 8, 2017 9:29 AM CST
Oh wait, *Blush* I'm sorry ... I'm really getting old. When I received my CobraHead, the blade was NOT already attached! It came with the little tool to attach it which I did and then my husband had to tighten it more since I don't have much strength in my hands anymore.
~ 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!


Name: tfc
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tx_flower_child
Aug 8, 2017 6:48 PM CST
But did it have a safety sleeve? :D
Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Aug 9, 2017 9:18 AM CST
tx_flower_child said:But did it have a safety sleeve? :D

Yes, the blade comes enclosed in a removable safety sleeve.
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Sep 1, 2017 7:04 PM CST
Long cobra head is also good for pulling up a heavy turtle trap:

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Nice to have multifunctions
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Name: tfc
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tx_flower_child
Sep 1, 2017 9:20 PM CST
@texaskitty111 said, 'Nice to have multifunctions.'

Agree.

But do you have to trap turtles?
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texaskitty111
Sep 1, 2017 11:23 PM CST
They keep eating my bait when I'm fishing, so I move them to the creek.
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