Oscillating Hoe
mcdood Offline
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I took the plunge and it arrived today. Will let you know if any good when it's been put to use.


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I took it for a test run this morning and I like it. Runs through the soil surface a lot easier and more accurately than I ever could with my Dutch Hoe, chops the weeds with ease and tills the soil quite nicely. If I could change one thing I'd have had a slightly longer handle but then again I do have backache atm
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(14-03-2021, 11:43 AM)mcdood Wrote: I took it for a test run this morning and I like it. Runs through the soil surface a lot easier and more accurately than I ever could with my Dutch Hoe, chops the weeds with ease and tills the soil quite nicely. If I could change one thing I'd have had a slightly longer handle but then again I do have backache atm

I remember reading/seeing somewhere that English gardening tools have much shorter handles than European ones - maybe it was on the Implementations website? I can't remember the explanation, though - maybe it was the Victorians not caring if their gardeners developed bad backs, or maybe it's just because people were shorter in those days?

(On a side note, I do remember someone saying that the reason a lot of surviving historical clothing is so small is because it would often have been taken in when it was handed down to a younger sibling, not because adults were tiny!)
How much veg and wildlife can I pack into a 6m x 8m garden in suburban Cambridge? Let’s find out!  Smile
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Broadway Offline
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(14-03-2021, 11:43 AM)mcdood Wrote: I took it for a test run this morning and I like it. Runs through the soil surface a lot easier and more accurately than I ever could with my Dutch Hoe, chops the weeds with ease and tills the soil quite nicely. If I could change one thing I'd have had a slightly longer handle but then again I do have backache atm
Do you have an updated verdict Dood?
Regards..........Danny Smile
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Eyren, regarding garden tools having short handles, I have a memory somewhere in the back of my mind that our garden spades and shovels were adapted implements from miners tools (miners borrowing their work tools to tend the garden I imagine) and miners tools have short handles as they're designed to be used kneeling.
Now I am a tall man but I have been known to use my modern spades while kneeling and it works for me in some circumstances.
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(13-10-2021, 05:28 PM)Broadway Wrote:
(14-03-2021, 11:43 AM)mcdood Wrote: I took it for a test run this morning and I like it. Runs through the soil surface a lot easier and more accurately than I ever could with my Dutch Hoe, chops the weeds with ease and tills the soil quite nicely. If I could change one thing I'd have had a slightly longer handle but then again I do have backache atm
Do you have an updated verdict Dood?
Danny, I'm no Dood, but my husband has one of these: https://www.quickcrop.co.uk/product/osci...XlNGglrWqo

He really likes it. It's been culling weeds and working the slightly dampish heavy clay really well recently. Seems a decent handle length (although I'm several inches shorter than he is, so your mileage may vary).
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By coincidence, a Quickcrop 20% discount offer has just appeared in my emails


Special Offer
This week, to help you out with all your gardening jobs, we've got 20% off some of our most popular autumn tools - The Golden Gark, Long Handled Bulb Planter & the Kent & Stowe Oscillating Hoe. Links below.

Use code AUTUMNTOOLS20 at checkout.
Offer ends midnight Wednesday October 20th.

https://www.quickcrop.co.uk/product/kent...lating-hoe?
Wonky Shopkeeper & Florager in Sunshiny South Wales.  Big Grin
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(14-10-2021, 12:26 PM)doublyjonah Wrote:
(13-10-2021, 05:28 PM)Broadway Wrote:
(14-03-2021, 11:43 AM)mcdood Wrote: I took it for a test run this morning and I like it. Runs through the soil surface a lot easier and more accurately than I ever could with my Dutch Hoe, chops the weeds with ease and tills the soil quite nicely. If I could change one thing I'd have had a slightly longer handle but then again I do have backache atm
Do you have an updated verdict Dood?
Danny, I'm no Dood, but my husband has one of these: https://www.quickcrop.co.uk/product/osci...XlNGglrWqo

He really likes it. It's been culling weeds and working the slightly dampish heavy clay really well recently. Seems a decent handle length (although I'm several inches shorter than he is, so your mileage may vary).
Thanks JD

I think I'm gonna treat myself just looking for the best price. As Dood said in an earlier post some seem ok then they hike the postage!
Regards..........Danny Smile
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doublyjonah Offline
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Oh man, the delivery prices always sneak in...I guess it is a strangely shaped item to ship though!
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