Back pain? You'll dig this tool that lets you weed without bending over—and it's on sale

Devon Kelley

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Kiss back pain goodbye with this nifty garden tool. (Photo: Amazon)
Kiss back pain goodbye with this nifty garden tool. (Photo: Amazon)

So your yard is a forest of weeds — we get it. You don’t want to spend the best days of the summer out back while throwing out your back, and we can’t blame you. You have three options: let the weeds take over and learn to coexist, shell out hundreds to hire somebody else to deal with it or spend $36 on this Grampa Weeder that’ll help you get the job done with no crouching — and no back or knee pain.

The Grampa Weeder is the best-selling manual weeder on Amazon, has a near-perfect rating from over 3,100 reviewers and right now it’s marked down to $36 from $40. It has a four-claw steel head that’s designed to pull up stubborn weeds with as little elbow grease as possible, and a 45-inch long bamboo handle, so you don’t need to bend over. Just hold it over the weed, step on the head and twist to remove it. Kiss those harmful chemicals — and all the back pain — goodbye.

Great for novice gardeners and pros alike

“I got this on a whim after my husband and I bought our first house. We know nothing about caring for a yard, and boy, has it come in handy,” writes a hyper-enthusiastic reviewer. “Our new house had a ton of weeds in the front yard and this tool helped me get most of them out in no time. In fact, the process of yanking out the weed was strangely satisfying! I don't think anyone can say that weeding is fun but this tool made it as close to fun as you can get, especially when you see a long root along with the weed you pulled.”

The Grampa Weeder (Photo: Amazon)
The Grampa Weeder (Photo: Amazon)

Easy to use

“It is almost 9:45pm and my husband has a headlamp on to continue using this spectacular tool into the dark!” says a five-star reviewer. “The bamboo handle is smooth and silky, the metal is simple and sturdy. Directions are printed on the handle. Grandpa's Weeder is superior to one we bought at Lowe's a few nights ago because it leaves a nominal divet and is easier to use — it does not require that the whole tool be twisted after it sinks into the ground around the weed.”


For those dealing with lots of weeds, it’s a lifesaver. “This tool truly is the 'the best thing since sliced bread' for a small farm!,” writes a happy reviewer. “After strained ligaments from hoeing over an entire weekend in the pastures, I found this. I've only used it a few weeks but have pulled hundreds of weeds and it feels sturdy and tough. Best of all, it pulls out the roots like nothing I've ever seen — some of these soft-leaf varieties have roots 3 feet long! I've used this for hours without back strain or sore arms. The simple but ingenious design makes pulling and bending unnecessary. Loved this so much, I told all the neighbors about it!”

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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