Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by L111 Worked great for digging up sprinkler pipes in lawn (light duty)
I needed to repair a damaged sprinkler pipe that was buried over 12" deep. The soil was very hard and compacted and full of rocks. A spade shovel was barely able to get through the grass and about 3" into the dirt (with difficulty and very slow), so I bought this pick mattock to help dig the rest of the trench. The helper I hired picked up this tool and went to work like a surgeon, using the flat blade to cut out a strip of grass and then carefully dig out the trench to get to the broken pipe. It would have taken many times longer to try and dig out the dirt using a shovel so I'm very, very glad I purchased it. Huge time saver breaking up the hard dirt.
We did not use it on big rocks, big roots, or stumps, so I can't attest to its strength in those situations, but for trenching on a lawn, it worked great. Based on the reviews saying the handle broke, I'll only use it for lighter duty jobs like this. But it should work perfectly fine for lawn and garden tasks where the dirt is too hard for a shovel or trowel, or you need to make a narrow trench. The price seems very reasonable for the tool and I was happy to pay it after jumping up and down on a shovel trying to dig out the dirt.
July 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NotForMe Broke Way Too Easily
The handle broke my first time using to dig out roots. It can only withstand light-duty digging.
May 5, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Adam Cheap
Sounds like mine lasted longer than some others in the reviews but my handle also broke. Have had it for 6 months but only second time using it. First time it did a great job but 3/4 of the way through digging a trench it snapped.
October 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ed Broke
I bought the mattock to dig up tree roots. The handle snapped off at the head in the first 30 minutes of use. Taking it back for a refund.
September 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Handle snapped on a small tree root. CHEAP!
I just used a tooth pick with stronger wood. 1 star
June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Arjun Reliable and perfect for the garden!
This Garden Pick Mattock is perfect for regular use around the garden. I have found it to be very sturdy and durable. Just make sure you know how to use it properly. The overall feel of the wooden handle is superb.
May 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Phil Broke handle below the shock collar on the first Swing...
Snap the handle right below the shock collar on the first swing.. If you are looking for the worse pick mattock ... Look no further this is it...!
April 21, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TechnicalGuy HARD TO REPLACE
I enjoy using the 2.5lb Matlock, but it's not durable. I've broken three so far and I only want to find the handles to replace. I've only seen the 5-lb replacement handles, which does me no good.
Does HD sell replacement handles for this product???
August 14, 2014