I needed to clean out weeds that grew around our pond's edge. This product appeared easy enough to handle that even this 70 year old could handle it. It turned out to do all as advertised! A year after buying this great product, I have to use it again on my pond. Once a year use is fine with me though. This fall I plan to teach my sons how to use it. That will be a piece of cake, the way it skims across the surface, sinks and cuts them off. Pull it out of the pond and spin the handle and the weeds fly off....great tool!