The Original, Effortless Weed Puller: Grandpa's Weeder. Grandpa's pride and joy was his weed puller! A simple lever (and a sore back) was his inspiration for inventing this tool in 1913. He wanted a way to pull out weeds quickly and easily without bending, kneeling, or pulling and by golly, this tool did the trick! Using this tool was so effortless he was often seen using it in his Sunday best!