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Product Overview

Use this Compost Turner to mix new material into to our composter. Simple to use, just push down into the compost pile and pull up to move the compost. Turning the compost is the key component to successful composting and promotes aeration.
  • Easy to use
  • Works with any composter
  • Lightweight
  • Makes a great gift for gardeners

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.25
Product Height (in.)
32.25
Product Width (in.)
7

Details

Landscape Supply Type
Accessory
Returnable
90-Day
Type
Compost Turner

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
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  • 84% recommend this product
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Helpful, well-designed tool for composters
This well-built tool needs no assembly. It makes turns compost easy and something that even children will be able to do without much help. With this tool, you will no longer dread trying to use a shovel to turn your compost; the turner makes it fun and easy. Great buy!
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I received the tool last week and tried it out. Total trash. The 1” wide paddles do not lift enou...
I received the tool last week and tried it out. Total trash. The 1” wide paddles do not lift enough. To accomplish the job in a reasonable time it would take at least 30 minutes.
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    After reading some of the reviews, I was a bit...
    After reading some of the reviews, I was a bit apprehensive but decided to give it a try. I'm very glad I did. It is doing the job that nothing else seemed to be able to do. Previously, couldn't get the compost to mix and now it looks like that won't be a problem.
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    buy a pitch fork
    this thing works about as well as a stick. do yourself a favor, save $7 or $8 and buy a short pitchfork
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      I love this little tool. I would have given it...
      I love this little tool. I would have given it 5 stars if the wings which are supposed to fold to push into the compost and open out to aerate would always open out. Unfortunately, they get stuck in the folded position and then I'm just poking holes.
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      Actually fun to use ...
      Actually fun to use
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      The concept of the compost turner is good, but I found it not very effective. Even with force I c...
      The concept of the compost turner is good, but I found it not very effective. Even with force I can not push it down very far into my compost pile, and the folding teeth get clogged with dirt that I have to frequently clean.
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      4 Star Review
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      does exactly as expected....
      does exactly as expected....
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      • Recommended
      Easy to use. Easy to reach the bottom of...
      Easy to use. Easy to reach the bottom of the mulch.
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      It does not turn much mulch, and the rotor gets stuck in heavy compost. I usually end up using a ...
      It does not turn much mulch, and the rotor gets stuck in heavy compost. I usually end up using a narrow garden rake and small pitchfork to turn compost with much better results. If you don't have anything at all, this might be worth it. But, otherwise, other tools in your shed will do just as well.
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      This tool is great! Just what I needed to...
      This tool is great! Just what I needed to keep my 36” x 36” compost bin cooking.
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      So far it’s exceeded expectations. It consistently works and has...
      So far it’s exceeded expectations. It consistently works and has helped speed up my composting process.
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      I had no idea what to expect. But the design is simple and effective. The small flippers on the e...
      I had no idea what to expect. But the design is simple and effective. The small flippers on the end fold up towards the pole when you insert the turner into the compost - so it goes in very easily and far. Then when you pull up the flippers open, bringing up material from the bottom. In just a few "pokes" I had pulled up compost that had been sitting near the bottom for over a year, and had broken up some bigger pieces.
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        You could assemble it by looking at the pictures, which was a good thing because the written inst...
        You could assemble it by looking at the pictures, which was a good thing because the written instructions were not in English. It was lightweight and easy to transport. There was a slight crack in each corner where the pieces didnt quite come together. I think it is a good buy, will know more when I harvest my first compost.
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        This composter sits on the ground, allowing worms and other...
        This composter sits on the ground, allowing worms and other organisms to jump In. It comes in 3 pieces, the lowest of which gets staked down. Unfortunately, this bottom piece arrived warped and still won’t manage to make itself round. The upper 2 pieces won’t fit on well because of this. Not good.
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        This product is great. It is my second one (for a different location) but I have had my first on...
        This product is great. It is my second one (for a different location) but I have had my first one for almost 10 years and it still works great. It is so much easier than trying to fit a shovel into my compost. The easier it is to turn the move likely I am to do it, so my compost is always getting the oxygen it needs.
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        5 Star Review
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        It is a good tool for airiating the compost bin....
        It is a good tool for airiating the compost bin.
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        No assembly required as I recall. Ready to use. If...
        No assembly required as I recall. Ready to use. If any assembly one turn ? Lightweight Easy to use.
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        I was somewhat doubtful when I first saw this gadget....
        I was somewhat doubtful when I first saw this gadget. It was short and had rather small blades at the bottom. I was surprised at how well this thing worked. I found that with a little pressure while turning it, this thing will drive right to the bottom of my compost bin. I bought this mainly because I don't have a compost tumbler. This works way better than a shovel or pick. It drives right down into the compost, including the sides of my bin. Someday I'd like to have a tumbler when a good quality one is invented, but until then, this works out for my needs. I would recommend this to anyone who has the type of bin like mine (Redmon Green Culture 65-Gallon Compost Bin).
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        3 people found this helpful
        It does a good job of mixing the Compost. ...
        It does a good job of mixing the Compost.
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        This is the second time I ordered this product and...
        This is the second time I ordered this product and the second time I will return it. It is not an Orbis manufactured compost turner. That product, as described on the HD and other websites, is a 38 inch long device. This product is a 30 inch long "Wingdigger", manufactured by Signal (Canada) and distributed by Orbis (and others). HD customer service was excellent at trying to resolve problem, but HD has a vendor issue. At a minimum the HD website description should be changed. To top it off, the vendor, Orbis, sent yet a 3rd turner to me in care of local HD store that lacked any"wings" for turning and was simply a stright piece of metal piping. So unfortunate as I ordered the Orbis product to use with the Orbis EarthMachine, a compost bin I am very happy with. While the Wingdigger may be a quality product (it gets good reviews on other sites), it is too short and barely reaches the top of the Orbis compost bin.
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        This compost turner was made specifically for the compost bun...
        This compost turner was made specifically for the compost bun I purchased. I should have followed my gut as it looks like it would be ineffective. It is completely useless and aside from having a larger turning end, it should be longer. I don't like reaching into the bin to try to turn the compo
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        Works okay. A little hard to push through the...
        Works okay. A little hard to push through the more dense or tangled portions. The Wings get some material stuck on them and requires a little shaking. Overall, effective.
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        4 Star Review
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        Compost turner
        Works fine. Have use it about 6 times so far. Seems sturdy.
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          Easy Process
          the product was delivered to store in 1 week and is exactly what I wanted.
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          1 person found this helpful
          Compost Turner
          No assembly required. This product is perfect for turning contents of my compost periodically. Glad I bought it!
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