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What Hand tools do you use?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ProMaintenance, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. ProMaintenance

    ProMaintenance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    It seems this week I broke every tool I have that has a wooden handle. I try to buy metal handled tools when I can find them but the area i live in i am some what limited to the selection at the big box stores. I haven't found anyone local who carries quality tools. What brand of tools do you like and or have a worthwhile warranty.
  2. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,484

    maybe they were old? I go with tools from lesco, lowes, home depot. they seem to work just for my needs. I just bought to flat shovels for spreading dirt 29.98 after tax, and they are fiberglass and have a 25 yr warranty. that sounds pretty reasonable to me. I think they might be true temper shovels.
  3. I buy quality stuff and that isn't found at home depot. Quality stuff will cost, but will last longer and get the job done quicker. I use silky hand saws, felco snips and loppers, $85 shovels, etc. There are other good brands as well.
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  4. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Posts: 1,008

    home depot has rigid brand shovels and rakes which are good and have a lifetime warranty

    felco for the pruners
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    A.M. Leonard and King of Spades.

    You'll pay, but they'll last.

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