heavy duty tools

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Totally Stumped, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Totally Stumped

    Totally Stumped LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I recently purchased a Ludell axe from HD and the blade bent on the FIRST blow. No, I didn't miss and hit a rock or something else equally hard-it was steel on wood and the wood (a ligustrum stump) won.
    I have had it with cheap, light duty garden tools! Shame on me for buying from a home improvement mega store!
    Here's my wish list: axe, pick mattock, sledge hammer, plastic grain shovel (I think you call them snow shovels up north) and a maul that will stand up to heavy duty commercial use. I need commercial grade stuff, the heavier, the better. I need to be able to look at the stuff online and have it shipped to me.
  2. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    I like A.M. Leonard. They may not everything you listed but they have high quality stuff

  3. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    A.M. Leonard. Forestry Supply. Ben Meadows.
  4. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    I bought a few all metal shovel at Lowe's by Fiskars for $25. I love those things. We break fiberglass ones as well as wood.

    I think it is funny if you read some of the warranties on "commercial grade" spades, axes, etc. They say commercial grade w/ lifetime warranty, but in fine print say that the warranty only applies to homeowner use. What a contradiction.
  5. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    lawnworks i got fiskers like that for $3 each when sears stopped selling them. normally :cool2: $25
  6. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    Wow... I would have cleared them out! How many did you get? I really love those shovels.
  7. orionkf

    orionkf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    I'd love a pair of indestructable post hole diggers. I started getting the all steel ones by Fiskars, and the first couple took forever to break. After that, I seemed to go through them like nothing. I had one where the weld broke on the very first hole I dug. It's a shame because I really like the Fiskars, all welded, no nuts to work lose or anything. Any fence contractors have any recommendations??

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