About Weed Raptor

Weed Raptor is an American-made, 4-in-1 lawn and garden tool that’s claimed to attach to your cordless or electric power drill, and its spinning motion and patent pending blades to dig down into the soil to remove weeds at the root, without disturbing nearby plants. All you have to do is attach Weed Raptor, press the button, and put your drill’s torque to work.

According to the manufacturer, despite the fact that the Weed Raptor is nearly 3 feet long, it’s strong, lightweight, and easy to use. In addition, its unique blade is claimed to not only take the work out of weeding, but to also till, aerate, and cultivate your soil.

Now that it’s Spring, you’re probably glad to see your trees sprouting and flowers blooming—but you’re almost certainly not excited about the new weeds popping up all over your yard, or the effort it’s going to take to remove them. But can the Weed Raptor provide a solution, or just a big dent in your wallet? Consider the following:

Will Weed Raptor Make Pulling Weeds Easy?

Products similar to Weed Raptor have been on the market for quite some time due to one main reason; for the most part, they work. With this said, each brand comes with a slightly different blade design or configuration, so one version may work better for certain types of jobs than others (such as pulling dandelions vs. crabgrass).

Also, after reviewing many different products here at HighYa, it’s been our experience that X-in-1 tools of any kind (whether you’re referencing lawn care or beauty products) rarely work as well as the dedicated tools they’re intended to replace. As such, you might find that some of your other tools will aerate, till, cultivate—and perhaps even pull weeds—better than Weed Raptor.

Other Drill-Based Gardening Tools

Because drill-based weeding tools have been around for years, you’ll also find a variety of options from which to choose. To see for yourself, simply type “pull weeds with drill” or “drill weed” into your favorite search engine.

In fact, you can almost certainly find something similar to Weed Raptor at your local hardware or home improvement store, which can possibly help you save money on S&H charges (more about this in the Pricing section), and make the return process easier if you’re dissatisfied.

Who’s Pulling Weeds with Weed Raptor?

There weren’t any online customer reviews available specifically for Weed Raptor at the time of our research, although similar designs from other manufacturers appear to have mostly positive online reviews. However, the most common complaint is that the weed’s roots can become tangled around blades, requiring you to bend over and manually remove it before moving on to your next weed. As a result, it might end up being more labor intensive than the Weed Raptor’s commercial makes it seem.

From a company perspective, Weed Raptor is manufactured by Telebrands based out of Fairfield, NJ, which is perhaps the largest company within the “As Seen on TV” arena. As a result, Telebrands also manufactures numerous other ASOTV products, such as Amish Secret, Bullseye Pee Pads, Pocket Hose Ultra, and many more.

Among more than 100 HighYa reader reviews for these products, they have an average rating of 2 stars, with common complaints referencing poor quality, failure to work as advertised, and difficult customer service experiences (problems processing refund, upsells during calls, etc.). While this might not be what you’ll experience with Weed Raptor, it’s certainly worth keeping in mind.

Telebrands also has a F rating with the Better Business Bureau, based on more than 1,300 complaints that reference nearly all of the same concerns above. In fact, it appears that Telebrands’s complaints have become such a problem that the BBB recently revoked the company’s accreditation, and The Office of the Attorney General and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a formal complaint against them.

Weed Raptor Pricing & Refund Policy

One Weed Raptor is priced at $19.99 plus $7.99 S&H. The company advertises that you can purchase a second Weed Raptor for an additional $7.99 S&H, although this option wasn’t available when we attempted to check out.

Weed Raptor comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges, as well as a limited lifetime warranty. Note: If you were to take advantage of the BOGO offer, this means you’d end up spending almost as much in S&H charges as you’d receive as a refund.

With this said, in order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 855-668-1655.

Should You Buy the Weed Raptor?

Chopping to the Point: Because drill-based weed removal tools are generally known to work reasonably well, they’re extremely popular and can likely be found at hardware or big-box home improvement stores. And if you consider Weed Raptor’s non-refundable S&H charges, as well as the hassle of shipping the tools back to the manufacturer, you might want to check out local options before placing your Weed Raptor order.

 

From a company perspective, Weed Raptor is manufactured by Telebrands based out of Fairfield, NJ, which is perhaps the largest company within the “As Seen on TV” arena. As a result, Telebrands also manufactures numerous other ASOTV products, such as Amish Secret, Bullseye Pee Pads, Pocket Hose Ultra, and many more.

Among more than 100 HighYa reader reviews for these products, they have an average rating of 2 stars, with common complaints referencing poor quality, failure to work as advertised, and difficult customer service experiences (problems processing refund, upsells during calls, etc.). While this might not be what you’ll experience with Weed Raptor, it’s certainly worth keeping in mind.

Telebrands also has a F rating with the Better Business Bureau, based on more than 1,300 complaints that reference nearly all of the same concerns above. In fact, it appears that Telebrands’s complaints have become such a problem that the BBB recently revoked the company’s accreditation, and The Office of the Attorney General and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a formal complaint against them.

Weed Raptor Pricing & Refund Policy

One Weed Raptor is priced at $19.99 plus $7.99 S&H. The company advertises that you can purchase a second Weed Raptor for an additional $7.99 S&H, although this option wasn’t available when we attempted to check out.

Weed Raptor comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges, as well as a limited lifetime warranty. Note: If you were to take advantage of the BOGO offer, this means you’d end up spending almost as much in S&H charges as you’d receive as a refund.

With this said, in order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 855-668-1655.

Should You Buy the Weed Raptor?

Chopping to the Point: Because drill-based weed removal tools are generally known to work reasonably well, they’re extremely popular and can likely be found at hardware or big-box home improvement stores. And if you consider Weed Raptor’s non-refundable S&H charges, as well as the hassle of shipping the tools back to the manufacturer, you might want to check out local options before placing your Weed Raptor order.

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