Made and assembled in the USA
This is not a trencher unless you have a lot of time and energy. Made for fence post holes.
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You can replace the handles. You will have to mark and drill your holes for the bolts. Home Depot should have some.
The one I bought in store is.
I'm sure that you can find a suitable replacement at any big box hardware store. They should be right next to the shovels etc.
The warranty covers all parts of the tool against manufacturer defect under normal, intended use. If purchased from a Home Depot, the tool can be returned to the store as well.