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Sideswipe Herbicide Applicator

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Sideswipe Herbicide Applicator

This inexpensive and durable tool saves you hours of back-breaking effort. Use to treat dandelions, crabgrass and other weeds around walkways, fruit and vegetable plantings, hedge rows, or anywhere precision weed treatment is desired. SIDESWIPE handheld applicator will put your systematic herbicide (not included) exactly and only where you need it, without excessive drift or drip. One quart capacity can cover 1,800 sq. ft. without refill; includes shield to protect desirable plants. 53" handle, 9" applicator.

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2014 Master Catalog: Page 278

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Sideswipe Herbicide Applicator
 
2.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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        1.0

        do not buy

        By jim

        from chicago, il

        About Me Budget Shopper

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              Comments about Sideswipe Herbicide Applicator:

              Bought two for different chemicals (garlon and glyphosate) and both immediately started leaking out everywhere. Terrible quality.

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Good idea but.........

              By Steve the Rancher

              from Elk,Washington

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Needs Better Parts

              Best Uses

              • Around Buildings
              • Garden

              Comments about Sideswipe Herbicide Applicator:

              We use the Side Swipe applicator around the house, farm buildings and garden. The only thing we had a problem with was the 45⁰ plastic shutoff elbow that came with the unit. It broke after 6 months of use. Replaced it with brass. Hasn't had a problem since.

               
              2.0

              Not so good

              By Steve the Rancher

              from Elk,Washington

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              Pros

              • Easy To Store

              Cons

              • Flimsy parts

              Best Uses

              • Not for precision work

              Comments about Sideswipe Herbicide Applicator:

              Great idea, but parts are flimsy and break easily. Knap on roller is too long. Needs to be no longer than 3/16". Needs easier way to fill. Possibly from opposite end from roller.

               
              5.0

              Good product

              By Farmer

              from White Pine, TN

              About Me Budget Shopper

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Store
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

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                  Comments about Sideswipe Herbicide Applicator:

                  Have used this product before and loaned it to someone and never got it back. Great produce, as with the cover one can swipe under plants and not hurt them. WE had been looking for one to buy for some 10 years and all the others didn't work as well

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Just say no to Sideswipe Pro

                  By conservation biologist

                  from Hilo, Hawaii

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                  Pros

                  • None

                  Cons

                  • Drippy
                  • Messy

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                    Comments about Sideswipe Herbicide Applicator:

                    We bought this to carefully treat invasive grass around endangered plants in windy conditions, but couldn't use it. It takes a long time to saturate the knap of the paint roller, but once saturated, it just continues to pour out! The knap is not dense enough to keep fluid from dripping--constantly, and with volume. Tipping it back to upright doesn't stop the drips--there will be a large volume of herbicide in roller, so it continues to run down the long handle for a good while. This might be useful on a flat lawn where you intend full coverage more or less, maybe using a selective herbicide to kill your broadleaf weeds. No good for precision work.

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