Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by adele0283 Heavy Duty
I chose this because I have a lot of dandelions and onion grass in my yard. I had a similar tool years ago to remove them, but it just did not work well. This is really heavy duty and once you get this thing in the ground and turn it, it destroys the weed in one shot even in the heaviest of dirt. I had no problem with this tough built claw ripping into the hard packed, tons of rocks, PA soil. If you need to till a small garden, or add soil amendments, this would also be good. Every gardener needs one of these. I even used it to rip up last years dead plants in my half barrel planters. Rinses clean with the hose. Very heavy, well made tool. Sharp to cut roots to pieces in seconds.
March 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RJPortland Broke in 5 minutes
As I said. Broke in 5 minutes. Poor quality. I would not recommend this tool.
May 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NickS This little thing works GREAT!!
I bought this to turn/till some hard soil in my front lawn prior to seeding and fertilizing (a fairly small yard, just for reference). Not sure what to expect, I started in a small area. It worked so well that I ended up continuing around to half the yard. I had watered the same morning, so I needed to rinse the mud off the tines from time to time. In hindsight, if I would have waited a day after watering, I probably would have avoided some of the mud issue.
I would not use this for large yards, but not because I don't think it could handle it, becuase it would be far too labor intensive.
The cost was a little high in my opinion. For what it is, I would have preferred something closer to $20. That said, I would definitely buy it again because of how well it works.
March 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shinypenny Garden Cultivator
This cultivator works o.k. if given the optimum conditions for it to perform in, which is freshly turned unclumpy, loosened soil, bagged garden soil, or previously worked garden plots. It would be good to use for mixing in nutrients or adding fertilizer to your garden plot, and also cultivating around growing plants.
It did help quite a bit to break up dirt clods and loosen up the soil in a previously planted flower bed. I used a hoe with a sharp blade to chop up stray weeds that were growing. If there's any kind of debris in the plot your trying to cultivate, it will be picked up by the tines. This would probably work really well when used in maintaining raised beds with new soil.
The bent handle was comfortable and easy to use, and it does cover more ground faster than a hoe, and once your soil is initially broken up, it will help keep it aerated. The tines can be removed using all three, two or just one for tight spots.
For maintaining your garden, and keeping the soil loose and aerated, and used in the right conditions, I would recommend it.
March 21, 2016