The Stumpiranha stump removal tool allows for complete removal without leaving grindings or stump remains. It attaches to an excavator or backhoe similar to a bucket, and allows the stump to be cut and ripped under the stump from the roots. The staggered, sharp, pointed blades cut the roots one blade at a time for maximum cutting force. The vertical arms of the tool straddle the stump while the blades rip the roots below. The unit is manufactured using high-strength T1 alloy steel to stand up to abusive, abrasive and cold weather conditions.