Cobrahead Long Handle FAQ

Q: What's unique about the CobraHead® Long Handle Weeder and Cultivator?

A: The CobraHead Long Handle was developed to help gardeners do a wide variety of tasks while standing. It was specifically designed with older gardeners in mind, but all gardeners will find it useful for weeding and cultivating. Its range of uses makes it indispensable to most gardeners. The unique blade shape and angle make it an extremely effective weed pulling device, but it is also very useful as a scalping tool and as a cultivator.

Q: The tool looks like an old single-tined cultivating hoe. What's different?

A: Single tined cultivating hoes have been around for a long time, but they are often made with a flat edged blade, which makes them useless in all but well-cultivated soil. There are some sharp edged single-tined hoes out there, but the blade curve does not allow them to be used effectively as a scalping tool. We've positioned the blade on the long handle so it is perpendicular to the handle, making it an extremely effective tool for scalping or cutting off weeds at ground level.

Q: Can I do everything with the CobraHead® Long Handle that I can do with the CobraHead® Weeder and Cultivator short handled tool?

Unfortunately, no. They are two different tools with different purposes. The short tool requires the user to be on their hands and knees, or bent over, while the long tool is designed to be used while standing erect. The short tool can be pushed deeply into the ground to help extract tap roots and large clumped roots. You cannot obtain the same leverage with the long tool. However, the long tool is extremely effective for weeding maintenance and shallow stand up cultivating. It also has a great reach advantage to grab weeds that would normally be out of range.

Q: What else does the CobraHead® Long Handle do well?

A: Use it as a cultivator. We say that the CobraHead® Long Handle will do a better job of cultivating than traditional three or five tined cultivators. The single blade cuts hard soil more easily and with far less resistance than a wide hoe or a multi-tined tool.

It is also an extremely precise weeding tool, allowing the user to pull weeds away from valuable plants without damage to the good plant.

Market growers and gardeners using drip irrigation systems will find the tool exceptionally useful for scalping weeds growing up around hose lines. It is not necessary to lift the lines to safely cut away weeds while standing.

The tool is excellent for weeding in tightly spaced crops such as onions, where most hoes are too wide to be safely effective.

Q: What if I'm not happy?

A: CobraHead Tools have an unconditional one year warranty. If you don't find the CobraHead® Long Handle Weeder and Cultivator to be a useful and well made tool, return it and we will refund your purchase costs including original shipping costs (USA and Canada, only).

The CobraHead® also has a full one year warranty against manufacturer defects. If defective, return it within the year together with your receipt and we will send you another or refund your money.