Shovels, Spades & Trowels




 A shovel is a tool for dig, lifting, and moving bulk materials, like soil, coal, gravel, snow, sand, or ore. Most shovels are hand tools consisting of a broad blade mounted to a medium-length handle. Shovel blades are usually made of sheet steel or hard plastics and are very strong.

Shovel handles are typically products of wood or plastic (fibreglass).






A spade is a tool primarily for dig, comprising a blade – generally stunted and fewer curved than that of a shovel – and a long handle.
With a metal tip, a spade will each break and move the earth in most situations, increasing potency.In agriculture, a spade could be a tool used to dig or loosen the ground, or to break up lumps within the soil.




A trowel is a little tool used for digging, applying, smoothing, or moving little amounts of viscous or particulate material. Common varieties embody the masonry trowel, garden trowel, and float trowel.
Numerous forms of trowel are utilized in masonry, concrete, and drywall construction.

Masonry trowels are made of cast steel. However some newer versions ar product of solid stainless-steel.
Garden trowel, a tool with a pointed, scoop-shaped metal blade and wood, metal, or plastic handle. It’s used for breaking up the earth, digging little holes, particularly for planting and weeding.





Loppers are a greater type of manual garden cutting tool. They are a type of scissors used for cutting twigs and small branches. They are usually operated with two hands and have handles. Some have telescopic handles which can be extended to a length of 2m.

The loppers are divided into between bypass and anvil types. Bypass loppers operate like scissors, except that they generally only have one blade that moves past a jaw or hook. Anvil loppers have a single sharpened blade, with a straight or sometimes curved edge.

Anvil loppers have the disadvantage of tending to crush rather than cut. Their main advantages are of relative strength and of being less likely to jam with fibrous material.

Bypass lopper can sometimes be deflected by very hard or resilient branches so, that material bind between blades.

Both types of lopper generally have a sprung adjusting screw. This can be used to tighten the blades as they loosen in use.

With bypass loppers, it is also useful for releasing material jamming the blades.
Anvil loppers usually have a screw for adjusting or detaching the plate. Using this screw, it can be moved to compensate for wear or replaced entirely.

















Fork Garden & Pitchfork

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This page is about the forks as tools used in your household.

A garden fork, is a gardening tool, with a handle and several short, sturdy tines. It is used for loosening, lifting and turning over soil in gardening and farming.

It is used similarly to a spade, but in many situations, it is more appropriate than a spade. It can rake out stones and weeds and break up clods. Garden forks are now made of carbon steel or stainless steel.

Exist a smaller version of such forks with shorter, closer-spaced, thinner tines, but with full-sized handle. Those are used for lighter work such as weeding amongst other plants.

Forks with broader, flatter tines are made for lifting potatoes and other root crops from the ground.









A pitchfork is an agricultural tool with a long handle and two tines. It is used to lift and pitch of loose material, such as hay, straw or leaves. Pitchfork tines are typically made of metals such as steel, wrought iron, or some other alloy, though wood or bamboo tines may also be employed. The handle of a pitchfork is commonly made of wood. True pitchforks typically have two or three tines. Forks with larger numbers of tines and closer spacing are intended to carry or move loose material such as dirt, sand, silage, or large, coarse grains.
Forks with larger numbers of tines and closer spacing carry or move dirt, sand, large coarse grain.
Forks with fewer, more widely-spaced tines are intended to hold hay, straw, and other self-supporting or bulky materials.





A U-fork or grelinette, is a tool used to manually break up densely packed soil, to improve aeration and drainage.

Rake & Hoe

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rake & hoe

A rake is an agriculture
implement consisting of a toothed bar fastened transversally to a handle, or tines fastened to a handle, and used to collect leaves, hay, grass, etc.

In the farming is employed for loosening the soil, lightweight weeding, and leveling, removing dead grass from lawns.
Hand-rakes sometimes have steel, plastic, or bamboo teeth or tines. Plastic rakes are typically lighter weight and lower price.
Metal tined rakes are higher suited to spring raking once the junk is usually wet. 













A hoe is an ancient and versatile agricultural and horticultural hand tool used to shape soil, remove weeds, clear soil, and harvest root crops.
Here are two general types of hoe:
– draw hoes for shaping soil
-scuffle hoes for weeding and aerating the soil
A draw rake & hoe has a blade set at approximately a right angle to the shaft.
A scuffle hoe is used to scrape the surface of the soil, and to cut the roots of, remove, and disrupt the growth of weeds efficiently. The hoop hoe has a double-edge blade that bends around to form a rectangle attached to the shaft.
The collinear hoe or collineal hoe has a narrow, razor-sharp blade, is used to slice the roots of weeds.















Axe is an article that has been used to shape, split and cut wood. The axe has many forms and specialised uses but generally consists of an axe head with a handle.

The axe is an example of a simple machine, it splits the wood into two parts by the pressure concentration at the blade.

Most modern axes have steel heads and wooden handles.