Fork Hoe

Chillington Fork Hoe
Canterbury Fork Hoe from England
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Chillington Fork Hoe

Easily Penetrate & Loosen Soil - Fast & Effective!

4.6 / 5.0   134 Ratings

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Do you want to loosen and aerate your soil? Enjoy a little quiet time in the garden? Skip the rototiller, use this tool.

This English fork hoe from Chillington features a forged steel head that easily penetrates firm soil. Just pull or raise the handle to stir and aerate the soil, or use this tool to remove weeds and their roots. The proper British name for it is a "Canterbury Hoe Fork".

Complete with a 5 foot long Ash handle.

What’s It Like To Use a Forked Hoe?

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Why You Will Love Your New Fork Hoe

  • cultivate soil deeply, or prepare seedbeds
  • move or turn heavy mulch
  • pull compost or gravel from a truck
  • remove matted roots - like Bermuda Grass!

Includes a 5 foot long Ash handle that reduces effort & back pain by allowing you to reduce bending while working. Made with premium grade steel and wood so you can rest easy knowing this tool will last.

Customer Reviews of the Fork Hoe

"The Chillington fork hoe is the best tool I have ever used. I have heavy clay/rocky soil & It works up ground the tractor can't touch & when used with deep tap root weeds you can loosen up the soil to pull them up instead of breaking off at the surface."

Ross, in OR  

"Products arrive on time and are high-quality. The 6" Grub Hoe and the Chillington Weeding Fork are the best tools I've found for digging and heavy duty weeding, respectively. Note that the Grub Hoe handles are very thick, so best to wear thin gloves such as disposable nitrile gloves for improved grip."

MikeOnline, from CA  

"Excellent well-made tools all. The English 3 tine fork is the ace for busting clods. I'm please to see a supplier avoiding the China junk trade. I might purchase a broadfork soon. You should consider carrying scythes. "

David, in WV  

"...Best gardening tools I have ever purchased! I am going to use the 3-prong hoe fork for digging potatoes which will do a great job. The pointed tool I have used for making furrows for planting seeds, and it is a superb tool for digging weeds out of the garden. So happy to have found your company."

Warren, in CT  

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"Built like a large hoe with flat tines instead of a single blade, the cultivating fork works like a muscle-powered rototiller. With this tool in hand, I can quickly plow through the soil, dislodging weeds, breaking up compacted surface soil, loosening, mixing, and generally getting a bed ready for planting. One common variation has three pointed tines, a good design for breaking up tough soil..."

"When I tackle a weedy, neglected bed, I use the cultivator first. After I work my way through the bed, I can simply rake out the weeds. Then another pass with the cultivator prepares the bed for amendments or for deeper cultivation with either the garden fork or the deep spader. When I’m adding manure or compost to the bed, I use the cultivator to chop and mix."

*excerpts and image from the article Essential Tools for Working the Soil by Joe Queirolo in Fine Gardening magazine.


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These tools penetrate and cultivate the soil with an easy chop-pull motion that is very quick, but also gentler on your back than the stomp-bend-lift motion used with a garden spade. The instructions for using this tool are much like the grub hoe instructions, which you can see here/

  • One hand grips the end of the handle, the other hand goes 1/3 to 1/2 way down the handle.
  • Grip the handle with your thumbs facing towards the blade.
  • Raise the tool to hip height, swing it down into the soil, then pull the chunk of soil towards you.


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The tines will easily break through most soil and sod. You do not need to swing with a lot of force, or raise the tool above your head. For cultivating loose soil, or stirring in compost, you just drag the tool through the soil while pushing down lightly.

Product Specifications:

Each Cultivator Fork includes:
Forged Steel head with 3 tines, 5 foot Ash handle, and large metal wedge for easily and securely assembling them together.

Weight of complete hoe: 5 lbs

Handle: Length = 59", Weight = 3 lbs, Diameter = 1-3/8"

Hoe Head: Width = 5", Height = 7.5", Thickness = 3/8"

Guarantee: 30 Day Refund / 60 Day Warranty   (details)


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Forging Process:

Forging is the process of forming and shaping metals through the use of hammering, pressing or rolling. The process begins with a bar or slab of steel which is heated to its plastic deformation temperature, then hammered or "kneaded" between dies to the desired shape and size. Forging is a ancient metalworking process that was done by a blacksmith pounding metal on an anvil with a hammer..

During the hot forging process, the steel's coarse grain structure is broken up and replaced by finer grains. Mechanical properties are improved by aligning the grain flow to obtain the desired directional strength. Forging can produce a piece that is stronger than an equivalent cast or machined part.


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Why Buy From Us?

Our philosophy here it Easy Digging is super straightforward. To deliver unique and easy-to-use tools that you will not find in local big box stores.

Our founder Greg Baka has used his engineering background to tweak common tools so they are more powerful and easier to use than ever. Every single product we offer is one we own and use on a regular basis. Every single tool we offer is exceptionally high quality so you can use it for years.

We call that the "Easy Digging Difference"

Parts and Accessories

Additional 60" handle

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Our large metal wedge is included with every head or handle purchased.


Head for Fork Hoe

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WARNING: You can not share one handle between two heads. The wedged head-to-handle connection is permanent. Each hoe head needs it's own handle.


Sharpening File

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Farmer's Own sharpening file Keep your tools sharp!   With built-in handle. Designed to sharpen farm tools. Double-cut side for fast material removal, and single-cut side for finer sharpening. 8" file area + handle = 12" long.


What else can you do with a Fork Hoe?
Besides the usual tilling and weeding, other uses include...

  • Stirring and turning compost
  • Pulling materials out of the bed of a truck
  • Moving or spreading mulch

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