Shorter than expected but as advertised. Works great!
Arrives by Thu, Oct 24
The Ames Fork offers a landscaping and gardening tool that's made to tackle your toughest projects. It's built from durable metal and North American ash wood so that it can keep working season after season in all kinds of weather. This forged spading fork features a D-grip handle that provides comfort and control while digging, tilling or aerating soil. Its forged and 4-tine head makes this gardening tool ideal for raised bed gardening.Ames 2916400 2.5"L x 6.63"W x 45.5"H Forged Spading Fork with 4 Tines:
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North American Ash
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
3.00 x 7.00 x 46.00 Inches
I was worried that this tool would be of poor quality due to its price being so much lower than any other spading fork. It is solid in weight, firm, and works well. I have used it for my compost piles. It works much better than a shovel in the piles. It picks up and turns everything well. This tool has a heaviness that seems to help it easily dig deep and cut and twist through a solid pile with no problems. The weight of it is no problem for me, since there is only so much material that you can fit onto a spading fork anyway - which makes it good for your back. The fork requires less strain than a shovel. I thought it being only 4 foot tall might have been an issue for me (6 ft. tall), but it is fine. I love it. I do not plan to use it for anything like snow, ice, or driving it hard into hardened clay soil. I have seen reviews about how this type of shovel sometimes breaks. I do not think it was meant for banging or slamming it into a very hard surface. If it cannot drive through with a push or stepping onto it, I always use something else to break through the ground first.