Category: Hand Tools

Anaconda Slide Hammer Manual Log Splitter

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This article has me in a little bit of a quandary. I can absolutely extol the virtues of the Anaconda 878 slide hammer manual log splitter, but I kind of feel like I am cheating. Splitting logs really should involve a lot of huffing, puffing, sweating and general danger! At least it always has done […]

Felco F-2 Pruners – Are They Worth The Price?

felco 2 pruners

If you have ever tried gardening without a good pair of pruners then you know how futile it can be to trim or cut plants without totally shredding the stem. Because my gardening tools have a tendency to walk away when I am not looking, this summer I was without my favourite pair of pruners. […]

How To Maintain Your Felco 2 Pruners

felco 2 pruners

When my husband and I first moved into our new house, one of the first things that I purchased for our garden was a pair of Felco F-2 pruners. While these pruners were more expensive than your average, cheaper hardware store variety, with the proper maintenance they can last for many, many years. Here are […]

Sharpening A Garden Spade


In my best garden spade article I wrote about what I think is a great buy. But if we have an old spade that is still going strong then we can save our money and simply re-vitalize it with a little bit of sharpening. Learning how to sharpen a garden spade is simplicity itself so […]

Best Garden Spade Buy

best garden spade

Although I actually don’t need a garden spade for general turning over of the veg plots as I double dug them years ago (a fork will now suffice), a good quality garden spade is still at the heart of successful gardening. Buy the best garden spade and it should last more or less a life-time. […]

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