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Spork for digging

Just wondered if anyone uses a digging tool called a spork , a cross between a spade and a fork , are there any advantages ,?  I have some very stony beds to weed and improve soil texture . Thanks .

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  • PRO

    We have one but a normal fork is better. (and about 20% of the price)

    • PRO

      Thanks Nick this is just the advice i require , the comparison .  I was looking at a Spork today they are incredibly pricey . 

      • PRO

        out of interest can anyone recommend a good make of fork and spade -- i seem to be breaking them a lot -- even my new fiskars with the its fancy 25 year guarantee

        most seem to be poorly made these days -- 

        • PRO

          I use true temper. But the red handle ones. There site they seem to be black and yellow now.

        • Yes the modern ones are poorly made. I bought an RHS wooden border Spade and the stainless steel metal blade was damaged within 3 years. Personally I now buy old forks and spades and these lasts very well and the metal is of much better quality.
        • PRO

          Bulldog dropped forged steel head with neverbend, polyfibre handle.

          Or Spear and Jackson with insulated handle. 

          £30 and £90.

        • PRO
          http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Treaded-Digging-Spade-991mm-Steel/p/...

          I use this. Had it years can't bend it. Bought it after ruining a dobbies stainless steel one that looked great but snapped the actual blade not the shaft!!
          Wickes Treaded Digging Spade 991mm Steel | Wickes.co.uk
          Buy Wickes Treaded Digging Spade 991mm Steel online at Wickes.co.uk. We supply trade quality DIY and home improvement products at great low prices.
  • My customer got one and frankly I think it is a gimmick. Far better to use a fork in my opinion.
    • PRO

      I think the older spades and forks were properly forged and tempered  , today many seem to be pressed .    Both my fork and spade come from car boots ., really old Sheffield steel picked up for pennies .  I have a newer Burgon & Ball transplanting spade which seems fit for purpose .  

      My really ancient spear & Jackson neverbend was a cracking spade but it literally wore out which was interesting as the blade got shorter and shorter before  eventually the steel got so thin it just cracked down the middle . 

  • they do not look very robust and I do not think it will work on Stoney ground any better than a spade try a fork with flat tines as others have said the old tools are better quality  

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