Product Type: Betterware garden tools
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Betterware Weeding Tool
Member Name: Revo9
Betterware Weeding Tool
Advantages: Light weight, easy to hold, bright orange handle, hardened steel blade, very cheap to buy
Disadvantages: Blade does wear down over time, possibly incorporate a longer blade
The Betterware weeding tool is a gardening device which I've successfully used to remove weeds from cracks and crevices, cut the heads off weeds on grass and even cut small to medium stems. I bought the product from Betterware a few years ago for the fantastic price of just £3.
The product is extremely light to hold, features a steel cutting blade shaped like an "L" and has an orange plastic handle which a hole at the end if you need to attach a strap. The device came to just over 20cm in length and the orange handle as a good size to hold. The handle was knurled and grooved to increase grip power and is made of plastic. The handle is orange which is a great colour for the garden, I used to have a cheap green weeder which I was constantly losing against the green grass, because of the orange colour it is much easier to find.
The product is highly durable, I've been using it for a good couple of years with some moderate usage. I weed the garden maybe once a fortnight if the weather is nice and regularly hit stones, grind against the patio slabs etc. when weeding. The steel blade is hardened and is yet to break or snap, it is great quality. I was initially worried that the blade and plastic handle may detach, but this has not been the case. The product is solidly made, the handle a good quality and the steel blade is very tough.
Comfort/Ease of Use
The Betterware weeding tool is really comfortable to grip. The knurled and grooved handle is a great touch by Betterware in that your grip is strong and doesn't slip out of your hands. The product I own is just the short handed model, which comes to about 20cm or just over in length. This does mean you have to bend down a lot to rid the garden of weeds in those hard to reach places. Bending and kneeling down can be hard on the knees if you on concrete but there is a long handed version of the same Betterware tool if people want to avoid kneeling down. Personally, I have no quarrels kneeling down slightly but older people may not wish to do this. Overall, easy to use and with a good grippable handle but you do have to bend down to use the product.
The product is highly versatile. I used this weeder over the years in every sort of place you can imagine, in between patio slabs, in between cracks, crevices, near a brick wall, the list goes on. The L shaped blade is really easy to use and highly effective in removing weeds quickly. I've used the weeder to remove heads from Daisies/Dandelions by just scything it across and even use the bladed side of the weeder to cut small stems from my rose bush. Overall the product is exceptional and has a wide range of uses in removing weeds.
The price of the product is a bargain at just £3 from Betterware direct. I think Betterware have a shop on Amazon UK marketplace which sell the product for around the same price too. The quality of the blade and handle is more than worth the price tag of £3 and I consider it a highly important and used gardening tool. Mine has lasted years and is still working strong, so it's an investment that will last years.
There aren't any real drawbacks to the betterware weeding tool, but I would like to see maybe a longer bladed version. It would not have to be as big as the long handled form which is much longer than the short handled version which I own, but a longer blade could get weeds out more easily and you wouldn't have to bend down as far. Another thing worth mentioning is that even though the steel blade is hardened and sharp when it was first bought, the blade does wear down over time. I use a sharpening stone to keep on top of this, and it is fairly easy to get the bladed sides sharp again. I would say it takes me about 5 to 10 minutes to get both of the bladed sides sharp and this is not a big problem.
To conclude, the Betterware weeding tool is a brilliant gardening tool on the market in the UK. For a bargain price of just £3 you can buy it fairly easily in the UK such as on eBay, from Betterware directly and even on Amazon. The handle is grippable and orange which mean it's easily found against green grass and the steel blade is hardened and easy to sharpen. I would like to see the blade being a bit longer in length and it is worth noting that over time the blade does wear away and need resharpened but these are only minor problems. Overall, a brilliant and worthwhile investment! I'd encourage any keen gardener to purchase one. Many thanks for reading my review.
© Revo9 (2011)
*Note, I am both a member of Ciao and Dooyoo.co.uk under the same username of Revo9*
Summary: Durable, cheap and very useable
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