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#1 archibald

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:20 PM

Quite simple, I'm looking at getting some half decent gear, spade, fork, hoe and hand tools. Just wondering what people use. Cost isn't the primary factor, quality is. "You buy cheap, you buy twice" according to my dad!



#2 bedlam breakout

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:26 PM

depends of much you use it, wickes own brand gear is as good owt for the amateur gardener


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#3 Leeds Wire

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:50 PM

The quality is directly proportional to the price.  I've wasted money in the past buying cheap tools that bend or snap in no time, so your Dad is spot on.

 

Why not support your local independent hardware store instead of the big chains? They usually only sell decent brands and you can negotiate a discount if you're buying quite a lot of stuff.


Edited by Leeds Wire, 16 June 2013 - 01:08 PM.


#4 Saint Billinge

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:50 PM

I use a fork, spade, trowel, pruners, hand-shears, battery operated shears, hoe, rake, scarifier and hand-fork. You can pick up some decent tools from such as Wilkinsons or the Range , but not always up to scratch. Garden centres do tend to be more expensive and can vary on price. If money isn't an issue then brand name tools are probably better. It does pay to shop around, both on quality and price. 

 

All depends on the tasks in the garden. 


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#5 Old Frightful

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 04:09 PM


Why not support your local independent hardware store


Just remember not to ask for "fork handles", as you may end up in there for some time...

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#6 TheDuke

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 04:11 PM

Wilkinson Sword is good gear



#7 bedlam breakout

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 04:47 PM

Wilkinson Sword is good gear

hes not having a shave!


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#8 Wolford6

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:12 PM

Go to a builders supply company to purchase what you need. You'll get what tradesmen use.

 

Steel-shafted forks, shovels, plastic-shafted picks and sledgehammers are better than wooden-shafted ones.

 

When you buy a spade, take a file to the back of the cutting edge to make it sharper and easier to use. It cuts out ages of wearing-in time.

 

Wear a (normal) belt when digging. It supports your back muscles.


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#9 bedlam breakout

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:29 PM

and when you refer to your new spade -call it a spade


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#10 Johnoco

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:34 PM

Nothing wrong with most of the stuff you can get in Wilkos etc providing you only need them for regular garden use.
You want more or heavy wear then spend the extra cash. But otherwise those brands are fine.

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#11 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:40 PM

There is some stuff that's pimped up to look all traditional and old fashioned: this stuff is a rip off

Cheap stuff as has been said is a false economy

I would buy if I was starting out a decent:
Spade
Fork
Dutch hoe
Rake
Trowel
Anvil pruners

Go to a big place where there is lots of choice
Cheap trowels and pruners are always a bad buy. Decent ones will last you forever

A cheapish rake ain't no big deal
A cheap fork will last you a fortnight before you lose a prong or they bend

A cheap spade will give way where the blade meets the shaft as soon as any kind of demand is made of it

A cheapish hoe is usually ok
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#12 Johnoco

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:49 PM

A cheapish hoe is usually ok

This is only a gardening thread. No need to go all gangster on us.

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#13 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:36 PM

This is only a gardening thread. No need to go all gangster on us.

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#14 JohnM

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:11 PM

Quite simple, I'm looking at getting some half decent gear, spade, fork, hoe and hand tools. Just wondering what people use. Cost isn't the primary factor, quality is. "You buy cheap, you buy twice" according to my dad!

 

hang on a min...I'll just ask the wife what she uses.



#15 Johnoco

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:26 PM

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#16 Ullman

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:31 AM

A cheapish rake ain't no big deal

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#17 hindle xiii

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:59 AM

Ask to borrow the neighbours stuff. And then put them away in the shed.


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#18 Moose

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:30 PM


Visit your local car boot, pick up all the gardening tools you'll need for next to nothing.

#19 Bleep1673

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:33 PM

hang on a min...I'll just ask the wife what she uses.

I'll ask the wife what I use, I'm not aowed my own opinion anymore
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#20 hindle xiii

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:34 PM

Visit your local car boot, pick up all the gardening tools you'll need for next to nothing.

You did mean "car boot sale" didn't you?!


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