|Where do I get a handle for the
Telesco-Weeder threaded head?
||You can use any common broom handle or
handle with standard broom handle threads. You can find very nice ones at
garden centers, depots, and hardware stores. Also most every Dollar type
store has excellent ones now days too.
|Do I need to oil my Garden Bandit or Telesco-Weeder hoe so it
won't rust if I leave it outside.
||No. Our tool blades are made with high quality Stainless Steel which will
not rust and do not need to be oiled. As with any tool, it is always a good idea to take
care of it by cleaning it after use and storing it inside if possible.
The inner tube of
the Telesco-Weeder tool should be wiped clean of dirt before closing.
Store the Telesco-weeder tool blade side down so water and debris can not
get inside the handle. With proper care, our
tools will last you for many many years of productive gardening use.
|Do I need to sharpen my garden bandit weed hoe?
||No. Because the blade is high tensile Stainless Steel, it is very thin,
yet strong enough to work compacted soils. You can, but it does not need to be sharpened.
Other tools with thicker iron blades that need sharpening are more difficult to move
through the soil and drag more soil along creating more work. Also, as one customer
pointed out, a sharp blade tends to cut roots right off. The thin S.S. blade will often
only cut part way into a larger root and then resistance pulls the remainder of the root
out instead of cutting it off. Not being too sharp also means it collects all the little
roots along the blade edge so they are easy to dispose of.
|Will this weeder work in clay soil?
||Yes, using either the Garden Bandit
weeder or Telesco-Weeder tool in moist
clay soils will actually benefit the soil by breaking it up and aerating it. I use my
Garden Bandit weeder in a stiring & slicing motion to cut in soil conditioners &
sand into our clay soil.
|What is the best way to use the Garden Bandit
weeder to get rid of weeds?
||click here for a good weeding article
|Will these weeding tools work on the Dandelions in my lawn?
||No. It will only work on them if they are in a flowerbed or the garden but
in the lawn there is to much grass and a proper dandelion puller should be used.
|I've heard the Garden Bandit tools
are good for arthritis....is this true
& how so?
Flat linear design reduces wrist strain and the shape makes holding the
tool easy for weak hands.
|Yes. Using a Garden Bandit weeder may be beneficial for degenerative
arthritis sufferes. The thin cross section of the blade slices through soil with
resistance and unlike most round handled tools and those with angled blades which require
strength to keep them from twisting, the Garden Banditweeder is ergonomically designed to
lessen the tension required to hold it. The flat linear design also makes the overall
movement of using this tool simple & easy on the wrist. Read
what some of our customers have said about this
|Should I wash my Garden Bandit tool
and oil it before I store it for the
||No. You can wash it to keep it clean if you like but you don't need to oil
it as the blade is Stainless Steel & will not rust.
|Why are these weeders better than say a Cape cod weeder or Collinear
||Most other weeders like the Cape Cod weeder, Collinear hoe, Korean hand
hoe, scuffle hoe or Dutch hoe, have have an open edge design. While this is ok if you are
working in open areas away from your plants, it is deadly when you weed near your desired
plants. It is very easy to cut up your good plants root system with the tip of the open
edge blade which is working out of site under the soil.This can cause major setback,
wilting or even death to the very plants you are trying to help! This is avoided with the
closed loop blade design of the Garden Banditweeder and Telesco-Weeder
tool. You always
know where the blade is working. It is easy to push the good plant out of the way with the
back of the tool and draw the blade through the soil away from the roots, taking only the
weeds away and leaving a nice aerated micro mulch soil behind.