This heavy duty tool is designed to chop through tree branches and saplings.
The centre of it’s curved blade is in alignment with the centre of the 900mm handle which reduces the risk of the tool turning when striking, making this a very effective severing tool.The end of the blade is also sharpened to a chisel point so as to be
an effective digging tool. Select this tool if the majority of clearing to be done is hardwood.
The length of the handle on digging or slashing tools is quite a personal subject.
To ensure the effectiveness of these tools the length of the handle will grossly be dictated by your height and strength.A heavy tool head such as our Brush Hook requires a shorter handle so the weight of the tool can be wielded for effective cutting. With a long handle it would require enormous effort to move the tool fast enough to sever even the softest grasses.
We fit a long handle to our Fern Hook which is a lighter tool which can be swung for cutting or reaping placing the user away from sometimes prickly plants such as blackberry or gorse.
Universal Hoe handle length will be predicted by your height. A person of short stature will need a short handle. A taller person will require longer handle so the falling blade will enter the ground at an effective angle without bending over.
With this in mind the longer handle fitted to your tool may require shortening which is easily done with a saw. I recommend shortening your handle progressively until the hoe feels comfortable to be used continuously.
Please note: we do not accept returns unless the product has been damaged during transit.