Grubbing or Grub Hoe

Grubbing Hoes
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Heavy-Duty Grub Hoe

Chop Through Soil & Sod - With Half The Effort

4.5 star rating
4.8 / 5.0   266 Ratings

6" wide = $56.90
4" wide = $56.90
Both are in stock

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Do you have a garden or landscaping project coming up? Do you want to avoid unnecessary back pain and effort? Meet your new best friend in digging.

The premium 6" grubbing hoe is our #1 best seller because it does the hard work for you. It has been engineered to rapidly cut through stubborn sod, hard soil, and plant stems with ease. This same fast and efficient design makes trenching a breeze.

Have a smaller garden or trenching project? The 4" grubbing hoe is just as powerful with a lighter, narrower design.

Both come complete with a 5 foot long hardwood handle.

What’s It Like To Use This Grubbing Hoe?

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Why You Will Love Your New Grub Hoe

  • Includes an ergonomic 5 foot long hardwood handle that eliminates unnecessary effort & back pain by allowing you to stand upright while you work.
  • Classic tool used daily by millions of gardeners & small farmers worldwide that makes digging easy.
  • Made with premium grade steel and wood so you can rest easy knowing this tool will last.

What Customers Say About Our Grub Hoes

"I bought a 6 inch grubbing tool to be used to maintain our existing garden and to expand our garden by 5,000 square feet. It has taken the place of my garden spade forever. It is such a joy to use and it's so much better than a spade or shovel when digging or moving soil. This tool has saved me so much time and work during this expansion project. It is one of my most valuable garden tools. I will be purchasing the 4 inch grubbin hoe to be used for some of the finer work in the garden. Thank you for providing such high quality and useful tools. I am sure this hoe will be by my side for decades."

Trent H, from UT   5 star rating

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Video Review of our Grub Hoe   We found this on Youtube, and appreciated that he shared his experience with the tool. He also gives a nice demonstration of how to sharpen this hoe with a file. It is helpful to hear from real-life users.


"It took me a little time getting use to the handling the grub. I like the results that it does."

Tom K, in IA   4 star rating

"Excellent product!!! This is the first time I have ever given a testimonial for any product that I have ever purchased. The 6" Easy Digging Hoe is a high quality tool that makes sod removal incredibly easy and quick. Quick shipping, everything as promised."

Tim D, from ID   5 star rating

"I LOVE my chopping hoe! I'm a 77-year-old woman with back pain. I was trying to control encroaching bamboo with a maddox and 4 or 5 hacks was all i could manage before pain and exhaustion stopped me. I knew I needed something lighter, better balanced and without the unnecessary pick end. I can hack much more bamboo with my best Grub Hoe. It's also great for trenching and weeding dandilions. They picked the right name with "Easy Digging". Thanks"

Susan, from GA   4.5 star rating

"I had some trail work to do in a Oregon Wilderness. I bought the 6 inch grub hoe for sale with the 5 foot handle, thinking it would be perfect and I was 100 percent correct. It is a trail making machine that eliminates back pain and moves more dirt than I have ever moved before making new trail. Once all the big roots where broken it was trail time. What also made it good was that I felt as if I was truly a valued customer with very personal quality service. I can tell Greg Baka, the owner, really has heart and that goes a long way in a Lowes and Home Depot world. "

Darin, in US   4.5 star rating

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Videos of a Grub Hoe in action

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Video of our Grub and other Hoes.   Good demonstration and explanation of how they are all used for different jobs. The Grubbing Hoe info is at both 25 seconds and at 1 minute 45 seconds. It is definitely worth watching this video.


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Removing large clumps of weeds. He shows good technique, and some tips to prevent tool damage. This is not one of our tools, but the methods are universal. Turn up the volume to hear his instructions. Video Credit

Using a Grub Hoe

The sturdy peasant hoe was once a common tool on our small family farms in the days before the tractor. These tools dig and cultivate 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 shovel or spade.

Click here for our fully detailed instructional page: How to Use a Grub Hoe

Digging Hoe chopping action Digging Hoe pulling action

Using as a Trenching Hoe

How to trench with a grub hoe

This tool becomes a Trenching Hoe when it is used to dig a trench. The best way of using a trench hoe is to stand at the unfinished end of the trench and chop the soil loose then drag or pull it up the ramp portion of the trench. This is the same method that the cutting chain does in a powered trencher. The ramp is continually chewed up, pulled out, and moves along the path until you reach the end of the trenched area. See the picture below:

Our Guide to Trenching and Trenchers does include more information on using these tools and others for trenching. (navigate to the Trenching Tools articles)

Tool Specifications

Each grub hoe includes:

  • 4" or 6" wide Forged Steel Blade
  • 5 foot hardwood handle
  • a large metal wedge for easy and secure assembly

Weight of complete hoe: 4" model = 5 lbs   /   6" model = 6 lbs

Blade: Width = 4" or 6", Height = 8.5", Thickness = 3/16", Forged in India

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

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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.

Parts and Accessories

Additional 60" handle

matched to Grub Hoe you are buying today

$30.95    Add to Cart 

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


Heads for Grub Hoe

6" = $26.50    Add to Cart 

4" = $26.50    Add to Cart 

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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

$9.95    Add to Cart 

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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.

Shipping, Returns, & Why Buy From Us


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  • 30 day Refund if it doesn't perform as advertised.
  • 60 day Warranty for damaged or defective items.
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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"