The heavy-duty boron steel head holds a sharp edge. Strong, yet it feels light in the hand. Manufacturer offers a lifetime guarantee.
It's pricey, and there is a possibility that the neck will bend as it is thinner than the opposing ends of the trowel.
Extra-large head for fast work. The grip is ergonomically designed to cushion the fingers and hand comfortably. The manufacturer includes a lifetime warranty. This tool is designed for clay-like soil.
Complaints are few; we did hear about one or two durability issues.
Resistant to rust. Design protects the hand and wrist during repetitive motion. Easy to store thanks to hanging holes.
The tools may bend with excessive force.
Very lightweight and portable. One-piece construction makes it hardy and rugged. Users enjoy an extra sense of control thanks to the rubber thumb grip.
This is for light-duty backpacking use only. It's not a gardener's tool.
It's very hard to bend this one-piece trowel of high-quality steel. The blade has depth markings, and there is a hand strap (leather) for convenience.
Although highly effective, the design is not the traditional trowel blade shape. Customers who want a standard trowel shape may wish to look elsewhere.
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Trowels are an essential gardening tool. They are small hand-held shovels, which can aid in small planting. Trowels are usually made from some kind of metal material, although plastic trowels are available. Most have a pointed end to make digging small holes easier. When looking for a good trowel, consider the comfort of the handle and the length and width that will be most practical for your project, and whether or not the trowel is marked to help you measure soil depth while planting. Pay attention to the strength of the handle attachment to the shovel. Your trowel will most likely fail if the handle separates in some way from the shovel. A thicker handle attachment or a trowel made as one piece from the same material will likely last longer than those soldered together or attached with a narrow piece of metal. A comfortable grip or an ergonomic handle will make big gardening projects more comfortable.
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