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long handled garden tools

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by touhey33, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 772

    Where do you guys buy your long handled garden tools? Spade shovels, rakes, hoe, square shovels, etc...
  2. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 878

    You mean torture tools right. Wood against skin makes blisters. I try to stay away from them.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Home Cheapo, and Lowes. Occasionally, like for rakes, I find them on sale at places like Meijer. I like the Ames widesweep rakes for fall work, but we usualy use the steel tined leaf rakes for spring, as they dig a little better for packed down stuff and stuff that is matted down in turf and stuff. rakes get used very little...mainly for touch up work, and pulling out corners and stuff. Heavy stuff in beds get hit before the blowers, as well. Many guys on here buy Craftsman rakes from Sears (maybe available at Kmart now, too). They wear thee rakes out, and take them back for a free exchange.
  4. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    I buy craftsman tools from sears, and I usually buy fiberglass handles
  5. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    i just went to sears and they had a bunch of cheap leaf rakes on sale for 2.97. i picked a couple up..if i break them the first day o well.
  6. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

    Am Leonard. Quality tools for good prices. Call them and speak with Nancy Rudy, she has a special pricing program for professionals. You can order online, but they have better prices if you speak with an account manager.

    A cheap tool becomes an expensive tool when you have to buy it again because it broke or return it for the warranty, takes time and they will always fail you when you need them most.


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