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Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions below are a great way to learn about Weed Razer products, how to cut underwater weeds, and tips for improving water quality.

Q: What is the Weed Razer?
A: The Weed Razer is an aquatic weed-cutting tool, uniquely designed to be the most efficient and effective lake and pond weed control tool to cut submerged weeds and emergent weeds such as lily pads, cattails, milfoil, and hydrilla.

Q: How does the Weed Razer work?
A: Using the Weed Razer is a simple three-step process:

     1. Give it a toss

     2. Let it sink

     3. Pull it in with a jerking motion

Learn more about cutting lake and pond weeds with the Weed Razer on the blog.

Q: How large of an area can I cut with the Weed Razer?
A: The Weed Razer clears a path up to 48 inches wide and 30 feet in length with a single toss.

Q: What kind of aquatic weeds can the Weed Razer cut?
A: If the weeds have stems and are rooted to the bottom, it is very likely that the Weed Razer will cut them. It will cut most non-woody aquatic weeds and plants, including the following:

     1. Submerged plants – Hydrilla, curly-leafed pondweed, water milfoil, etc.

     2. Emergent plants – Water lily, cattails, bulrush, lily pads, etc.

Q: What is the difference between the Weed Razer and Weed Razer Pro?
A: The original Weed Razer has a fixed, non-adjustable 48-inch cutting path. The Weed Razer Pro is an adjustable model with a 30 to 62-inch cutting path. The Weed Razer Pro also collapses and folds up for easy storage so you never have to remove the blades once the tool is assembled.

Q: Do Weed Razer products come with a sharpener?
A: The Weed Razer Pro and Weed Razer include a sharpener. The Weed Razer Express does not come with a sharpener.

Q: Why can’t I pull the weed-cutting tools behind my boat?
A: The weed tools are designed to be used manually using a quick jerking motion when pulling back on the tool. Therefore, the tools are not effective when pulled behind a boat. Learn more about how to cut water weeds here.

Q: Which of the Weed Razer tools would you recommend for cattails?
A: If your cattails are dense, we recommend using the Weed Razer Pro so you’re able to adjust the cutting path to 30 inches to clear dense vegetation. Then expand the cutting path fully to clear more open areas.

Q: Will the Weed Raker work on weeds on the bottom of the water as well as the ones floating on top?
A: Yes. Simply fill the Weed Raker‘s hollow head with stones or other heavy filler to add weight. This helps weigh down the tool to clear weeds at the bottom of the water.

Q: How heavy are the Weed Razer products? Will I be able to handle the tool on my own?
A: Our Weed Razer products range from 8 to 10 pounds and are easy to handle when throwing out and pulling back to cut the vegetation. They’re designed to be used by a single individual.

Q: Do I have to remove aquatic weeds after cutting them? Why?
A: Yes. Some states require you to remove cut vegetation from the body of water, so please check with your local DNR. It is also wise to remove as much vegetation as possible after cutting for these reasons:

     1. It prevents weeds from spreading through plant fragmentation and seed distribution.

     2. Decaying vegetation is a food source for next year’s weed growth.

Q: How do I remove aquatic weeds after cutting them?
A: The best way to remove cut aquatic weeds is to use the Weed Raker. Simply use the tool to rake vegetation out of the water.

Q: What is the Weed Razer made of?
A: Blades are made from high-quality stainless steel. The handle is made from galvanized steel.

Q: Are replacement parts available for Weed Razer products?
A: Yes, we sell spare parts for the Weed Razer. See all available parts by clicking “Replacement Parts” here.

Q: Is there a warranty/guarantee on the tools?
A: All our Weed Razer products are backed by a one-year limited warranty. Read more about our Two Year Limited Warranty here.

Q: If I want to become a dealer, what would I need to do?
A: To become a dealer, please contact us here.

Q: What state laws and regulations apply to my efforts to control aquatic weeds?
A: Each state has its own laws, so we recommend contacting your state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) or the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).