I have done just a few small sod jobs. I will be doing a good-sized job in a couple of days. (over 1000 sq ft bermuda). In the past I have used various tools to awkwardly cut sod to fit. I got the impression that a machete is the appropriate tool so today I bought a couple of machetes. Found a good sharp one at Home Depot for $9. This was 14" - they also had a couple of larger sizes. Later I was in Atwoods and they had them for $3.50 so I got another one. This one will need sharpening. Anyway, I happened to be doing a small sod job today (100 sq ft bermuda) and I got to try out the machetes. I figured I would be kind of hacking at it but that didn't always seem to be efficient. I found myself wanting to slice it. The machete seems to be the best tool for this, but I'm not sure I'm using it right. So I wonder if anyone has advice on just how to use a machete to cut sod.