Jay Angler wrote:
Yes, I've been chopping and dropping the Burdock and using it for mulch in place or near-by, but some of it is in awkward spots and sometimes it gets too big before I realize and then it's *really* hard to chop the main stem. Sometimes the main stem is so big that my long handled pruners won't go around it, so I'm wondering if you think your tool would "chop" the stem. The specific plant I'm thinking of is in a spot where I couldn't swing a machete without hitting things I don't want to hit. It seems too time consuming to use my collapsible saw and I'm not sure how effective a saw would be on it - would it cut it or just make a mashy mess? I've got two hori hori knives, neither of them from your company, but I wouldn't have thought either would be best for this task. Maybe I'll take a picture and post it and then everyone can weigh in on their approach!
Mike Haasl wrote:Just encountered another opportunity. Maybe this exists already though... I was harvesting cut and come again greens. To collect a salad, a small scissors works. To run a CSA, the drill powered brush/mower/bag machine works great. To harvest a pound of greens is in the middle. Kind of a pain to use the scissors and no where near a large enough job to buy the machine for.
Is there a little sickle or curved scissors or other device that would help you cut greens by the handful so you can harvest efficiently? I'm guessing before they invented the brush machine people used something. Was that the thing I should get? And if so, what was it? If that thing sucked, could Patrick invent something better?
Beats me, just throwing it out there
Bobby Fallon wrote:
I would love some reasonably priced interchangeable hoes!
Finding a hand scythe is also difficult it seems. Have companies all but stopped making these?
What makes your tools better than the competitions? Or better yet, why support your business?
Just curious how much of a permit believer and practitioner you are!
Have a great day!
Patrick Freeburger wrote:Our tools are generally better than our competitors and we offer a 5 year warranty. We try to offer something extra for the same price as our competitors - sharpening stone, sheath etc.
We use as little plastic as possible in our packaging:
We support Permie kickstarters and have donated over 30 hori horis to Paul's ants.
We donate to trees.org to plant a tree for every product sold - We have planted over 40,000 trees so far.
Saralee Couchoud wrote:Wecome, so glad to be able to ask questions. I see you answered my first question about using it to harvest grain and that no it is a hand tool. Which promts my next question, do you make one that is good for harvesting grain?