Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyHomeowner Good Replacement
First these are sold a single handles so you will need to purchase two for a normal wheelbarrow. My wheelbarrow had wedges between the tub and the handles so I purchased a third handle that I sacrificed to create the two wedges. The dimensions of the handles were exact matches for my 25 year old wheelbarrow so that worked out well. (convert the decimal dimensions in the specs to fractions)
The handles do come pre-finished but I put a couple of coats of exterior Spar polyurethane on all the wood pieces. I focused on the end grain because this tends to wick water and is the problem area. In addition I put some caulk around the head of each carriage bolt and each nut just to reduce the intrusion of water. My wheelbarrow was in such bad shape I had to replace all the bolts and many had to be cut off with a hack saw. If you can remove some rotted wood to get under the carriage bolt head you can use a wrench to grab the square part of the bolt head under the round cap. This allows you to unscrew them. About half the bolts unscrewed with the application of heat from a torch. The rest had to be cut off with a hack saw which was no real problem.
Overall the result is pretty much a completely refurbished wheelbarrow for about half the cost of a new one. The photo shows the result as well as the rotted wood and rusted bolts that I removed.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by luvboating Strudy...much better than the hollow metal handles
These are very substantial. You will have to drill holes in them to work with your particular wheel barrow. My wheel barrow came with square metal handles that rusted out in about 7 years. These wooden handles are rectangular, so make sure you take that into account when planning to drill the holes. I had a cheap wheel barrow many years ago that came with wooden handles. Those handles lasted longer than the rest of the wheel barrow, so I expect these wooden handles to outlast any metal handles.
June 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tmk16 Better than what was replaced
These handles are heavier construction than the originals. Took about two hours to install. Drilling required. Resurrected my 25 year old steel wheelbarrow.
June 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by johno good fit. sturdy. inexpensive repair
Product was excellent quality. I was surprised that such a thing was standard.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cat On the road again
The wheelbarrow handles were great. Hardware was not included, so you had to have your own.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Handi Solid
These handles are thick and turned from ash, one of the densest and most durable hardwoods in the world. In fact, its what baseball bats are made from (though a lot are being made from maple nowadays because ash is getting scarce.) Could be why these cost almost $14 a piece.
I picked through the stack and found two close grained dead straight pieces. I'll be cleaning off the stickers + residue and sanding these in some of the rough areas and then applying my own coat of varnish before I assemble. Should extend the life of my old wheelbarrow a few more years.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by huntrdonnj Great product
Handles are very good quality, better than the originals and although not predrilled easy to adapt to my wheel barrow.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Junkyard Beautiful and Sturdy
Used a pair of these to replace handles on an 8cu.ft. poly dual-wheel wheelbarrow - didn't know if standard drilled handles would fit. Better than the original handles which lasted 12 years. Used a drill press and 3/8" wood bit to drill perfect holes. Replacing all of the rusted hardware (10 bolts, nuts, washers) with new galvanized parts added about $16 to the project.
July 21, 2013