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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jrblawncare, Jul 3, 2000.

  1. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    &quot;Shovels,Rakes and Spades,Oh No&quot;..I have not seen this asked yet,As I look at the Leonard catalog and others I see high priced,quality hand tools are they worth the extra cash or do you go to Home Depot,Lowe's to get your hand tools?I have never used a 70.00 to 80.00 all steel spade,I guess I'm just a scrub.One of My distributors has Wolverine shovels they look great but 70.00.Happy 4th to all! <p>----------<br>John <p><p><font size="1">Edited by: jrblawncare
  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    I Know I'll hear it for this one, But Sears Craftsman has those yellow fiberglass handled tools for $20.00 and they have a lifetime waranty!!!! In my opinionl, you can't beat that with a stick!! I wouldn't pay $70 for a shovel, thats nuts. Just my 2 cents though.<br><p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    UUUhhhhhh...I have those Sears Craftsman yellow fiberglass handled tools, work fine. :)
  4. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Even fiberglas handles snap. Ill pick up a fiberglas handled shovel if I spy one at a yard sale, otherwise, Ive been running the same crapsman lifetime warranty descendant shovel for eight years now. Where else can you buy a shovel for $16/dozen :)<p>Bill
  5. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Sears is where I pick up my shovels, pitchforks, and other hand tools. I like the lifetime warranty, but don't go in there with a company shirt or send your workers in to exchange a broken tool. By the way, why would you buy a fiberglass handle when the wood is guaranteed just as long?
  6. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Messages: 1,625

    We buy all steel handle spades because they last forever, are heavier than a wood handle one giving you more power digging in heavy soil, can hold an edge much better. For rakes we also buy all steel ones with replaceable heads cost more but worth every penny they never break. Shovels we use fiberglass handles same as with pick and sledge hammer handles. <p>----------<br>paul<br>
  7. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    Barkleymut, I like the fiberglass better because they're smoother and easier on the hand, and no splinters!<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti
  8. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    Always buy my stuff at Home Depot or OSH. OSH is owned by Sears and has the Craftsman stuff as well, though that's more of a coincidence on my part than shrewd buying. ;)<p>-TGC
  9. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    rakes and shovels are one thing. Pruners are a whole nother thing. I have gone through a few pruners and hated them all. They are weak and get damaged easy. Untill i bought one of them 60$ pairs. WOW. The best hand tool i have now. When it comes to work that requires finess, dont go cheap.
  10. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    Acute Cut, what brand did you buy and which style? I agree, most cheaper pruners are not worth buying. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>

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