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Where to find quality garden tools

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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?

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Go to a real tool supply, or a good farm or garden supply and look for Union/Razorback Pro or Jackson, or even the higher end Ames brand. I believe Ames has bought out most of the others at this point. You get what you pay for:wink:
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