Handhelds - Shovels, Rakes, Pruners ETC..

ryan41

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Wisconsin
This may be a dumb question but what is the best brand for shovels, rakes, pruners all handheld equipment for commercial use? Does it really matter what kind & where do you buy them (home depot, lowes, ace hardware etc..?)
 
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ryan41

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Wisconsin
I work at The Home Depot part time nights. Does anyone know how well Husky or Aimes holds up? Whats your Preference fiber glass or wood handles?
 
This may be a dumb question but what is the best brand for shovels, rakes, pruners all handheld equipment for commercial use? Does it really matter what kind & where do you buy them (home depot, lowes, ace hardware etc..?)
Yes, it def matters. For pruners, I think for the price I would go with the corona professional line. Be careful, corona makes homeowner stuff and commercial stuff, get the commercial. I also like corona for loppers best. Hand and polesaws, silky is unmatched.
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professional

LawnSite Member
Location
Frederickburg VA
Agreed with diamondlandscaping 100 percent. I use Corona only. Everything works as advertised and holds up forever. My rep. says they have a great warranty, but I haven't used it.
 

ron mexico75

LawnSite Silver Member
Fiberglass handles are more durable then wood, more expensive too but if you have other people using them besides yourself, then I would go with the fiberglass.

Lowes or Home Depot are fine for hand tools.
 

3rdDayBrad

LawnSite Member
Location
MI
Comes down to personal preference. But I agree with Diamond, purchase commercial grade tools. Fiberglass handles seem to last a bit longer for shovels and rakes. I'm on 8+ years with Rigid tools from Home Depot. All my smaller hand tools, steel spades, loppers and pruners are A.M. Leonard. Check them out. They sell other brands, but in the past few years have been coming out with their own line of tools. As good as, or in some cases better than the 'name brand' tools. Consider flat free tires for your wheelbarrows also. I use Carefree brand. Will never go back to tube tires! Good luck this season.
 

pkirby

LawnSite Member
Location
ma
Easy one. Get the CRAFTSMAN brand from Sears. Replaced no questions asked,unless of course it's lost.
 

Decoste76

LawnSite Member
Location
MASS
i get a bunch of whatever is on sale... bought about twenty rakes in the end of fall for more than 1/2 off!! will have them for a long time. no matter what your going to break a rake or two so why spend a lot ive broke fiberglass shovels easier then a wood one.. so for that stuff just get whats good an cheap... pruners on the other hand is something you have to buy good quality.
 

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