Fiberglass handle cuts back on weight. Sharp tines and strong handle. Useful for a variety of purposes, including spreading mulch, picking up weeds, and moving manure. Lightweight and easy to handle.
Might be too heavy for a smaller person to use for a full day of work.
The shaft length comfortably fits those over 5 feet 10 inches. Works well for applying mulch, spreading compost, and mucking horse stalls. It's light weight reduces fatigue during long-term use.
Because the shaft is made of wood, if too much pressure is applied it can break.
A steel shaft provides extra durability and strength. The angled handle reduces wrist strain and helps maintain a sturdy grip while creating excellent leverage. Although the handle is plastic, it has strength to keep up with a strong shaft.
Though the shaft is shorter than average, the ergonomic design still allows it to work well for those over 6 feet tall. Unique stainless steel blade design. Can easily break up compact, heavy clay soil.
Under extreme pressure, the tines can bend.
With a wood handle and shaft, this is the fork for a traditionalist. Lacquered handle with D-grip offers balance and control. Strength and durability of the tines make it a good tool for everyday use in the garden.
A few users experienced a broken handle after only using the spade a few times.
Spading forks and pitchforks look similar, but they’re not the same. A pitchfork is designed to handle loose materials such as hay, whereas a spading fork is designed for digging. In fact, a spading fork is much better at penetrating the ground than a regular spade. When purchasing a spading fork, you need one that is tough and extremely durable, built to withstand collisions with roots and buried rocks. The tines should be made of carbon steel or stainless steel and be flat, but the tips should be sharp. A long steel shaft that is firmly attached to the tines, a comfortable handle, and an ergonomic design that serves to reduce fatigue and strain are the best features for those harder tasks.
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