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About 10 - 15 years ago, I had seen this thing that had a wooden handle mounted on a 3/8" or so round steel rod, about 3 - 4 feet long, with a sharp point on the end. A 110v electric plug hung out handle end.

He would water a patch of lawn (middle of day). Using handle, stab the steel rod into the ground (maybe a foot or two), plug it in, and worms would come FLYING out of the ground. No pulling, stretching, breaking, pinched worms. Or even waiting till nighttime. Just plug it in and pick'em up.

Anyone ever seen one of these contraptions, know what its called, or where to get one? I remember asking if it was homemade and the guy said he bought it. Been looking all over internet. Kid at the Bass Pro Shop (Boilingbrook) looked at me like I was crazy. Never heard of one. Thinking some of the "old timers" here on WCF might know what I am talking about.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanx...
 

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toothdoc said:
A worm shocker. I think that they might have stopped making them because of the liability issue, but they wouldn't be too hard to make.
Hey thanks guys.

I also thought that it wouldn't be very hard to make. However, electricity isn't one of my strong points. Can't be just hooking up the two hot wires to a metal rod. Need to be a way to electrify the rod without tripping breakers or blowing fuses.

Any electricians in the house?
 

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Thanks Darth,

The only reason I am looking for one is I have a big problem pinching and breaking worms as I try to get them out. Would just buy them but all I find around here is those Canadian Crawlers and they suck. Small and wimpy. Not like the backyard monsters I can get any night of the week. Just looking for easy way to get out of ground without digging up ol'lady's flower garden or my lawn...lol
 
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