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Forks and spades

Most garden forks and spades are available in two sizes, the larger are known as garden forks and spades and the smaller as border forks and spades. There are also scaled down forks and spades, commonly sold as children's tools, which are smaller and lighter.

To use a full size garden fork or spade you will need to be reasonably fit and even then care should be taken when using these tools to avoid stresses and strains. For this reason, we mostly recommend using smaller, lighter tools such as the border forks and spades or the scaled down versions.


Stainless steel border fork and spade

Stainless steel border fork and spade

These modern versions of the classic border tools feature polished stainless steel tool heads, soft grip handles and robust hardwood shafts.

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Lightweight border fork and spade

Boron steel shafts minimise the weight of these tools whilst retaining strength. The plastic handles are angled forward to improve the working position.

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Shorter length fork and spade

Shorter length fork and spade

Made in the traditional way these smaller tools are very strong but reasonably lightweight.

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Shortest length fork and spade

Shortest length fork and spade

Smaller in size and shorter in length than other tools but solid forged and strong enough to cope with most gardening tasks.

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Long handle round point shovel

Long handle round point shovel

Excellent for digging holes and shoveling soil, this tool can be used with little bending as it has a long upright shaft.

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Spring assisted fork and spade

Spring assisted fork and spade

Designed to help with turning over the soil, these tools have a spring action, operated from the handle, that flicks the soil to save you lifting the tool head.

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