These tools are a real innovation in traditional digging tools. The large, comfortable circular handles allow a greater range of natural hand positions, avoiding wrist strain.
The steps (found on all of the tools except the forks) are larger, higher set and offset slightly from the shaft, to provide a wider surface with better foot registration than traditional steps. The steps are also folded forward and slightly curved (traditional steps fold backward, toward the user, and are straight), which softens the corner to reduce ankle injuries. Last, the angle of the step is slightly greater than the traditional 90° relative to the blade, providing a better push angle.
All the tools have a resin-encased steel shaft core and a stainless-steel head. They are so strong that you can apply over 150 lb of prying force at the end of the handle without breaking it.
There are two digging sets and two transplant sets available, one of each with a spade and fork, and one of each with an additional weeder tool.
The digging spade and fork are ideal for heavy digging, ground preparation and harvesting. The spade is 43 1/2" long, has a 13" ×7" head and weighs 5 lb 4 oz; the fork is 43" long, has an 11 1/4" × 7" head and weighs 4 lb 13 oz.
The smaller transplant spade and border fork are for lighter work such as digging borders, transplanting perennials and working in close quarters. The spade is 42" long, has an 11" × 6 1/4" head and weighs 4 lb 4 oz; the fork is 41" long, has a 9 1/4" × 5 1/2" head and weighs 4 lb.
The versatile weeder, with its narrow blade, can also be used to loosen hard-packed and rocky soil, for digging in tight spaces around plants, rocks and roots, or as a long-handled dibber. The weeder is 42 1/2" long, has a 10" × 2" head and weighs 4 lb 2 oz.
All tools are also sold individually (available separately).