A fantastic hoe!
Apr 21, 2018
This hoe really does well at penetrating clay soil in my area, and lifting up large clumps. Very useful for starting a garden, and easy to use. Just strike, then push forward.
Fantastic Tool, but handle is a little weak
Apr 11, 2018
This is a fantastic tool for breaking ground on a new garden bed. The tines dig deep and allow you to rip out sod and weed roots. I like the shape and length of the Lehman's handle. I had read reviews saying the handle is a weak point in the design, and other reviews saying you just need a little more "tool sense" and not to overstress it. I'm not sure what wood species the Lehman's handle is made from, but it felt pretty light when I got it. On the first bed I dug I heard the handle crack a little so I took smaller bites of sod. After digging three beds with it, I loaned it to a friend who broke it. I plan on making a new handle the same length and shape as the original Lehman's handle. But I will leave the new handle a little thicker at the head end. You can really get a lot of leverage with this tool, and after digging a few beds I noticed that the handle wood was compressed somewhat in the tool head, so it didn't fit as tightly as it originally did.