DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

Where to find quality garden tools

2104 Views 4 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  gma2rjc
I'm interested in knowing if you've purchased yard tools (shovels, rakes, hoes, etc) that you're particularly happy with. Where did you purchase them? What brand, model, etc? I have a hard time finding garden spades and rakes that can withstand the punishment I give them. I know it's a lot to ask of a shovel to be able to turn a previously-tilled vegetable garden without the blade actually bending backwards, or for a half-moon edger to slice the top soil without the handle snapping off where the blade is bolted through it, but I imagine there must be ones out there than can handle this much abuse!

Seriously, the garden tools available to buy at HD & Lowes are crap. Those of you that really need these tools to serve you well, where do you buy them? What brands/models should I look for?

1 - 2 of 5 Posts
The half-moon edger I have (about 10 years now) is all one solid piece of steel. I'm pretty sure I got it at Lowe's, but they might have switched to selling poorer quality edgers.

I've had good luck with Ame's(sp?) brand yard tools.

I'm not sure about brand names, I just look for tools that don't have ANY plastic parts that also look sturdy.

With tools, you usually get what you pay for.
That's too bad about your edger. It would be worth checking Tractor Supply or if you have an Ace Hardware nearby.
1 - 2 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.