So far I have 2 tools available: A Bamboo root cutter for cutting bamboo roots, or tree roots, which we call The Popper, and the Handi Hoe (both are on this page). These tools are all individually hand made to order, in the USA, using the finest materials available. E-mail or phone me if you have any questions, or you want any of these in custom sizes, or modified in some way.
The Popper is excellent as a bamboo root cutter, or for bamboo root cutting and dividing. It can be used in gardening and tree transplanting to cut roots.
SO, if you need to "bamboo root cut"
or a "root cutter", the Popper is your tool.
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Phone: (760) 329-five700
This tool is great for cutting Bamboo roots. You can cut a bamboo root in one blow, so it makes a great bamboo root cutter!
We have sold several to bamboo growers, and they
swear by it. Here in my area, we call it the 'Tumbleweed Popper', or you could
call it a 'Razor Blade on a Stick', or a 'Vertical Axe'. We use this tool
in our landscaping and lot cleanup business to cut bamboo, tumbleweeds, lambsquarter
weeds and roots. The business end is made of a high carbon spring type tempered
steel. This tool is great for cutting roots, division of bamboo, transplanting
trees, tumbleweeds, transplanting, brush removal, or cutting anything else
that grows out of the ground, or not (It worked great at removing some linoleum,
for example). The blade is about 1/8" thick, and curved, and will last for
a lifetime (or 3).
You use this tool as if you were throwing a spear into the ground. On a tumbleweed, you want to hit about an inch or two in front of the main root. One 'pop' is all it takes to cut the root. It works best when it is razor sharp, and since it is made from a high quality tempered steel, will hold it's edge very well. This tool is STRONG and you can use maximum force when you cut with it! To divide bamboo, just cut all the way around the root ball.
Now, you have probably seen the 'Mutt' at Home Depot or elsewhere. Let me tell you that the Popper runs circles around the Mutt. The reasons for this is that the Popper has a thin curved blade, and is made from high carbon steel, which slices, and cuts through roots like a hot knife through butter.
You will need to buy a 1" 'nipple' (regular galvanized or black pipe) at Home Depot or your local hardware store. The tool will screw on to the end of the nipple. The length of the nipple will depend on how heavy you want the final tool to be. Mine has a 7 foot pipe attached. You want it to be on the heavy side, since the weight is what makes cutting so easy. It can also be made relatively light weight, by using a reducer, and using 3/4" pipe. You could have several lengths/weights for different applications/people. You could also attach a wooden handle if desired.
Even if you don't need it yourself, you probably know someone that would get a big kick out of getting one as a gift. Also, please contact me for resale info.
Here's some pictures (Click on the image to see a bigger picture):
What you get:
After screwing on 7 foot 'nipple':