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    Posted 6 months ago

    keeno55
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    Made to fit on pole handle. Measures about 6 1/2" tall and lever is about 6" long. With lever up... the prongs are together and when lever is stepped on they are separated. Marked US Can with 1913 and 1914 patent dates on lever.

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    1. Motoolz, 6 months ago
      My opinion is that it a weed puller. With the lever down by it's own weight the jaws are open. You press over a weed with the open jaws and then pull the handle toward the lever. This closes the jaws , griping the weed and pulling it up by the root.
    2. Motoolz, 6 months ago
      I should have made comment that the split and curved part could have been used like a hoe for digging up roots, maybe
    3. keeno55 keeno55, 6 months ago
      Cant be... the action is opposite of what you describe. And the pry part does not fit into a garden tool function.
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 months ago
      keeno55 I will post a video so you can see how it works. You are right about the action, that is how it is supposed to work. See the silent video below.

      https://garrettwade.com/product/grampas-weeders
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 6 months ago
      Definitely weed puller..been around for decades
    6. Motoolz, 5 months ago
      To, keeno55, I apologize for not explaining the action involved. When holding the handle vertical the weight of the lever holders the "jaws" open. Then you push the jaws over a weed until the " lever" rest on the ground. Then as you move the handle towards the "lever" it pushes (up?) closing the "jaws" on the plant root, and as you continue the lever satchel as a fulcrum to pull the weed from the ground. Acts not satchel) hope that explains and not confuses!!

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