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Weedinator! The new way to clear your garden

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It could be the ultimate dream machine for gardeners – an electric gadget that kills weeds in seconds without using harmful pesticides or causing backache from bending over borders.

But this zapper comes with added shock value – the weed exterminator fires a 2,500-volt charge, the same as that used to execute prisoners in electric chairs.

The electricity penetrates the vascular systems of weeds, boiling the water in the plant cells and breaking down the cell walls.

Weeds wilt immediately in a cloud of steam like overcooked vegetables, then dry out and within days disintegrate into the soil.

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A gardener's 'ultimate' or 'last' dream machine ? Aren't 2500 volts a bit too drastic? A flame thrower actually sounds safer! I admit there are days when I wouldn't mind using a flame thrower, but I doubt that even that would work.

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There have been regular 'weed-burners', powered by compressed gas in a small tank, for decades, at least. One simply turns on the fuel supply, lights the nozzle and directs it at the weeds. Long handle minimizes bending over. I recall using one of these years ago.

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Sounds like it would be fun to use. It'll be a weed war. :ph34r:

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There have been regular 'weed-burners', powered by compressed gas in a small tank, for decades, at least. One simply turns on the fuel supply, lights the nozzle and directs it at the weeds. Long handle minimizes bending over. I recall using one of these years ago.

"Weed-burners" are for those times when the weeds and I are being civil and polite; a couple of weeks into spring time, active growth of weeds & frustration, the gloves are off on both sides and I start to fantasize about a flame thrower. However, I am not yet at the 2500 volts stage.

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I wonder what it does to the soil around the weed?

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the Tim Allen weed eater.

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but what about all those idiots that would use it on other people?

if you need a license to get a tazer shouldn't you need one for this?

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but what about all those idiots that would use it on other people?

if you need a license to get a tazer shouldn't you need one for this?

lol, the potential hijinx are limitless

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I am guessing it would work equally well on fire ants. Just make sure to wear your rubber wellies.

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Because idiots will totally not use this tool for pranks they can film for youtube.

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With that voltage it sort of IS a tazer but for plants. It looks a little like a cattle prod.

The gardener just went Rambo!!!

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I wonder if you actually NEED that many volts to get the job done or if that's just abit of overkill

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Future leading cause of mysterious gardening accidents.

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Volts are one thing

.. what are the ohms?

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What a great multipurpose home invader prevention/protection tool. I too wonder how much current this thing carries? Iknow you can buy stun guns that carry 6 million volts fairly cheap, but really isnt it the amp/current that kill you not so much the volts?

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Wooow...I remember this from way, way back in my tween years. Back then, in the futuristic show called Beyond 2000, I saw them experimenting with this for farms. They hooked it up to a farm machine and since the weeds grew taller than the crops, anything the wire touched got zapped.

It took 30 years for this to become a hand-held model?

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As if. This is useful for all kin terrorist treat.

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Kill kill kill kill, kill those evil weeds.

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Volts are one thing

.. what are the ohms?

Lmao really! I should read what I write right away instead of coming back hours later... I was trying to ask about amps... not ohms.

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but what about all the critters in the soil? the worms and such

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Could they not do the same thing with laser technolgy. What happens if the ground is wet? weeds , plants and the farmer become compost for next years crops?

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Lmao really! I should read what I write right away instead of coming back hours later... I was trying to ask about amps... not ohms.

volts? ohms? amps? And lets not forget about wattage....

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