Ploskorez Swage Hoe

Stainless steel garden weeding hoe
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Ploskorez Swage Hoe

Made for weeding the small spaces between plants - Sharp!

4.5 star rating
4.4 / 5.0   74 Ratings

No longer available.

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See our Switchblade Hoe instead.

Do you need to get the weeds out, without hurting your crops? This tool will get into those small spaces. Click to see the How to Use section below.

This light hoe is an old favorite in Europe! This stainless steel weeding hoe is compact enough to weed between the plants in your rows, and sharp enough to slice the big weeds. The sharpened blade is 5 inches long and 1.5 inch wide. The blade angle can be changed for different tasks. The complete hoe weighs just 3 pounds.

Complete with a 5 foot long Ash handle.

What’s It Like To Use a Ploskorez Hoe?

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Why You Will Love Your New Swage Hoe

  • Pointed tip for weeding between plants
  • Wide sharp edge for larger spaces
  • Long flat handle is easy to control
  • Adjustable blade angle
  • Over 800,000 sold worldwide

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

Detail weeders like this are ONLY for precision weeding. They are NOT for hacking at sod, chopping big weeds, or tilling the soil.

Customer Reviews of the Ploskorez Swage Hoe

"Hoes are strong, sturdy and will last years. Simple to assemble. Very satisfied. Small farm, little mechanization and these hoes provide a good defense against those pesky "weeds"! Thank you."

Peggy, from VT   5 star rating

"...I purchased the Fork Hoe, Grubbing Hoe, and Grape Hoe a few years ago, and recently purchased the Ploskorez hoe. All of these tools have been high quality steel and the handles have exceeded my expectations. Each of these tools have a distinct function so you will need to research on where to start for your own situation. I'm anxious to give this hoe a good workout this year on intricate weeding, as I am tending to plant more densely, both row width and spacing between plants."

Ray, in US   4.5 star rating

"the stainless ploskorez i purchased is nice but smaller than i expected. i still like it but if you will ever get something similar to the Fokin's version please let me know. otherwise, the overall experience is very pleasant - fast delivery and prompt and effective response to my emails. i would definitely recommend this site. "

Yelena, from IL   4 star rating

"The hoe is great and built to last. The long handle saved my back! "

Terry, in TX   5 star rating

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How to use a Ploskorez Hoe

Best way to use the Ploskorez Hoe

When a garden is planted in rows, there are two types of weeding chores: Between-the-Rows and Between-the-Plants. These two chores are also called "inter-row" and "inter-plant" weeding by the farm equipment companies make very different machines for these very different tasks.

In a small garden (or in garden beds) this tool will work fine for both tasks. The long handle can easily be cut shorter to make a one-handed version for use in raised beds or in flower gardens.

But in a large garden, this stainless steel hoe is best used only for weeding between the plants. Weeding between the rows can be accomplished faster with our wide grape hoe or with a wheel hoe.


Tip used for fine weeding in tight spaces Sharp flat edge used for open areas

This type of tool is usually called a detail weeder. It can be used for the same weeding tasks as the Cobra Head weeder, or Eliot Coleman's long-handled wire weeder, or other wire hoes. The general design of the Swage is also very similar to the US made "Hook and Crook hoe".

Detail weeders like this are ONLY for precision weeding. They are NOT for hacking at sod, chopping big weeds, or tilling the soil.

Tool Specifications

Each ploskorez swage hoe includes:

  • Adjustable stainless steel hoe head
  • 5 foot Ash handle
  • Reinforcement plate and fasteners for easy and secure assembly

Weight of complete hoe: 3 lbs

Handle: Length = 59", Weight = 2 lbs, Flat with round edges.

Hoe Head: Length = 5", Width = 1.5", Thickness = 1/16"

Small Swage version of the Ploskorez hoe

Parts and Accessories

Additional 60" Ploskorez handle

$29.95    Add to Cart 

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Head for Ploskorez Hoe

$19.50    Out of Stock 

No longer available. 


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"