Truper 33034, BC-30, Tru Pro Grass Whip, 38-Inch Long, 30-Inch. 30-inch Professional Grade Premium North American White Ash handle. White Ash handles give optimum ratio of resistance and flexibility. Long grass whip for trimming over grown grass or weeds. Use on farm or ranch for a lifetime of use. Tru Pro.-inchThe Contractors Choice-inch for professional use. Truper has been in the hand tool manufacturing business for over 40 years and is by far the largest Mexican company in its field. Truper relies on the most advanced modern and efficient technology to guarantee the optimum quality and value of its products and demanding service needs of the company’s global customers. Tru Pro is a premium line true to the specs of contractor-grade tools. The unit is also geared at the consumer who wishes to step up to high-end tools. Best Value at the top end of the market. Tru-Pro products features the heaviest gauge heads available, tab sockets or steel collars, along with a select choice of white ashwood handles for the optimum ratio of resistance and flexibility. Lifetime warranty backs all Tru-pro tools.
Not bad–not great ~ reviewed by Jimmy C
This whip comes with paint on all the metal. I took the paint off the cutting edges with a file, then used it in the yard to whack down the long dandelion stems that the manual reel mower wouldn’t cut. The tool did a good job, and I learned a lot about how to use it during a session of about one hour. I plan to use a very small-diameter file to go between the teeth and sharpen those spaces hoping to increase the efficiency of the blade. The steel is very mild–not hardened at all, and the re-filing is going to eat the blade up eventually. The ferrull is steel, and it came loose from it’s place pretty quickly and slid around. So I drilled a hole in it and screwed it to the high-quality hardwood handle with a pretty brass screw and brass finishing washer. The ferrull serves as a support at the joint of the shaft and the handle; I don’t think the shaft could easily come loose from the handle, and after my little job of whacking that joint seemed as strong as ever. For twenty bucks I figure it’s a good buy, and it seems to do the job I intended for it. WD-40 after cleaning it up with water after whacking is, for me, a necessity.
I can’t wait for the weeds to grow back, it’s so much fun hacking them down. ~ reviewed by David Bridges
I bought mine a few years ago, hoping to knock the grass out back of my shop down to rotary-mower height, but I was appalled at how dull and useless it was and ended up buying a battery-operated grass trimmer. Last year, though, I neglected my mowing and started getting thick-stalked weeds. They laughed at the trimmer and I had to buy a pair of gloves and a Red Bull® in order to rip them out by hand. This month, after about five minutes of rain and some snow, the weeds were back with a vengeance. I was just now throwing out the trash and was thinking it would take me a good half hour of hard labour to clear them – time I’d have to spend after work, in the dark. Then I remembered the “weed cutter” and thought I’d give it another try, on something more substantial than flimsy grass. Less than 30 seconds later the area was razed. Decapitated weeds were strewn everywhere. No doubt they’ll grow back from the roots, but I have my trusty Trouper and a whole hat full of spare 30-seconds.
Oh, and for those who complain at how short the handle is – you’re using it wrong; it’s not a golf club. Hold it in one hand, away from your body (of course), get a good full-arc swinging motion going from your shoulder so its weight and momentum provides the cutting power instead of your arm and wrist, then plow into the weeds laughing maniacally as you do so. The laughing part is optional, but highly recommended.
(Yes, for more precise work, close to anything you really have to avoid accidentally hitting, you may have to use both hands to hold it and this does get tiresome real quick, but that’s unavoidable and not something to down-rate the cutter itself on. I mean, if it had a longer handle you’d have to use both hands ALL the time, just to hold it up off the ground. That would be incredibly inefficient and exhausting since you’d not be able to get a good swing other than by spinning in a full circle, which could be horribly dangerous!)
Rocky desert test review ~ reviewed by J. Dow
The weeder arrived in 3 days quickly to overseas desigation by DHL. So, I tested the weeder outside in the backyard. The ground is mixed sandy and lot of pebbles. There are hard-a**ed tall weeds and all of desert type weeds. I hacked part of the backyard with the weeder.
The Tuper 30307 Tru Tough Weed Cutter did a good job despite hitting lot of pebbles and removed most of weeds. It mosly chopped or ripped the weeds off so the blade is not very sharp but it can be sharpened with round small file.
Only problem with the weeder is after hard hacking, the weeder was little loose on rivet area of the wood handle. I have no way to hammer the rivets on the bracket of the wood handle. I’ll have to find a blacksmith to hammer the rivets to keep the handle tight and not to move much to prevent the handle breakage.
I would recommend this tool if the manufacturer can make sure that the rivets are tight at the handle.
It gets the job done and does it well. ~ reviewed by D. Blankenship
I bought this one at the beginning of summer to replace one that I had owned for over 20 years. My old weed cutter was “borrowed,” and never returned. I loved that old tool. I know who “borrowed” it but I do not wish that individual any horrid injury (I am not a mean person) like cutting a toe off or anything, but I sort of hope he does get into a mess of poison Ivy or hit a hornets nest or something like that. Hey, both have happened to me in the past and I actually paid for mine and did not “borrow” it!
I like these none mechanical weed removers. I have a barn full of the gas ones that have long ago given up the ghost…will have to scrap them one of these days I suppose but good grief, I hate to throw things away. The one being reviewed here is NOT as good as my faithful old one but it will do. They most certainly do not make things like they use to…oh well, cannot help that now can I? It is well balanced and does the job it was meant to do. the 30 inch handle is just right. These tools are meant to be used with one hand and a longer handle would just get in the way. The serrated blade dose a great job on tough weeds.
Now if you have never used one of these things before there are a couple of things to note;
You do not need to sharpen the blade. These blades are meant to bash through weeds and not cut grass. You do not need to have a razors edge on the things.
The blade is two sided so you can cut weeds with a swinging motion. Let the blade and weight of the tool do the work and not your arm and back.
Now I do have one complaint about this particular yard tool. The hardware is fastened to the wood handle with rivets. They should be fastened with nuts and bolts. If the blade loosens, and trust me, with time it will loosen, then you are out of luck. You will be forced to drill the proper holes and use your own nuts and bolts. That is what I plan to do. The other solution will be to buy a new one and as I hate spending money…well, that is a good thing in my case.
Pay attention to what you are doing when you swing this thing. It is sharp and it can bounce off stumps and such and you can get a pretty nasty cut if you are not careful.
I have already given this a good workout this summer and the cutter has held up quite well…still sharp and the hardware is not loose. I keep mine washed after every use and smear a bit of 3 in 1 oil on the metal parts for storage…hey, this thing will eventually rust out if you are not careful.
All in all I am so far happy with this product. It gets the job done.
Top of the line equipment ~ reviewed by Amazon Customer
I first learned about Mcleod hoes when I did some volunteer trail work. I just had to have one for my own trails. I looked at the big box stores first but they didn’t have them. That was not surprising since several reviews online indicated they were difficult to find. But good old reliable Amazon had several. There were essentially two brands, Corona and Truper, that were affordable. The one I had used was Corona. But the Truper was a few dollars less and had free shipping with Prime. So that’s what I ordered. What arrived was pretty much the same as the Corona I had used. I couldn’t wait to try it out and had a chance the next day. It worked as expected, and stood up to some pretty rough use. For trails, it gets a lot of use tamping down the loose dirt. It is lighter than a regular tamper, which makes it easier to use, although you do have to tamp a few more times. Good trade off. I wish I had learned about this tool long ago. As I understand it, Truper is made in Mexico and Corona is made in China. Take your pick. I am happy with my choice.
Nice grass whip ~ reviewed by Amazon Customer
I bought this grass whip to replace my gas-powered string trimmer. It complements my reel mower very well, working more or less silently in the mornings when I like to do yardwork. It’s mainly used along the margins of my lawn and garden, but if I go too long between mows, I can quickly get the grass/weeds back down to a manageable level for the mower, and in the early spring and late fall, a quick weekly go-around with the whip is all that is necessary to keep things short. I generally prefer the one-handed swing, which speeds things up, bus is trickier and more energy intensive than two-handed swings. For larger areas, it takes about as much out of you as batting practice, light driving, or practicing your tennis serve for a bit. For reference, my lawn area is about 4500 sq ft, though the grass is pretty thin in some areas.
As good as can be expected ~ reviewed by Chris
I went to an overgrown field to test it out and I was surprised what I was able to cut down. I was able to chop through some pretty woody and thick stuff. Some things seem to cut easier than others. For a hand tool powered by my swing, this is a pretty useful tool; I’m not sure what else I’d use that would work this good at this price range. I might try sharpening it, but I don’t think it’s going to make a huge difference.
Super sharp, but blade is a little thin ~ reviewed by D. Owen
This is a great weed cutter. The handle is very comfortable and solid. The blade is very sharp, although a little thin. I wonder how well it will hold its edge. I find that that the blade is at an awkward angle for me. I’m not tall, but I have to bend down to get the blade parallel with the ground.
Mcleod Fire Fighting Tool ~ reviewed by David J. White
The Mcleod Fire Fighting Tool is one of the basic brush clearing tools used by Fire Fighters. The tool I purchased lives up to the requirements of a long line of tools in history. I have already use this tool to control small grass fires. The large Hoe edge is strong enough to cut the brush and the large tines grab hold and pull the fuel away to form the fire break. This tool is strong and light just what is needed. I give this one a 4 out of 5 rating
Good for its intended purpose ~ reviewed by B. Johnson
Item is sturdy and well made. Super sharp. This item does a great job on grass. However, if you start getting into thicker areas, the blade will tend to bend. It can be bent back into place without it breaking. Additional bonus…this seems like it would be great practice for your golf swing!