I've enjoyed using this hoe. It's been very effective in keeping down the weeds in my vegetable garden - the shape of the head makes it effective in tight areas near plants and stakes. The hoe is very well made and I expect it will last for many years.
Needed a good grub hoe, and had been eyeing this one [70F] for a couple of years. Wasn't sure about the weight, but so far it isn't an issue, and is more of an aid. Just lift and let it do the work. I use it for weeds, cultivating and clearing. Used it to rework an old drainage ditch and it reduced the work time by quite a bit. It is a workhorse. This is one tool I won't loan to friends. Sorry guys.
Best hoe I ever owned and I started chopping cotton in 1959 on 1/4 mile rows in west Texas. I got the welded one with the rivet through the handle. First hoe I ever bought that I didn't have to sharpen before I could use it, but it is a little bit heavy. That's why I'm ordering the 5 1/2 in. one today. So, who am I? I'm Dr. George B. Arnett and I own & run Arnett Farms & Agricultural Experimental Station located in Sandia Park, NM. We test tools as well as all sorts of plants and things. Very good hoe!
What a fabulous worker this guy is [70F]!! I decided to make a flower bed out of a sizable part of my yard covered in Bermuda grass and thought I would have to use my pick to get it up. Instead, I decided to try this thing and it worked like a charm. The hoe performed magically and the job was done in short order. Amazingly, it was still as sharp as it was when I started. Pro Hoes are the BEST!
This is a great tool [60S]! I was able to weed effectively in about 1/2 the time. Wow! Even with all the rain this summer, I mostly kept ahead of the weeds with it.