Pointed Hoe

Pointed Hoe from EasyDigging.com
Pointed or Ridging Hoe
man using a pointed hoe to till soil
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"For really tough jobs such as breaking up soil for a new bed, Easy Digging offers a pointed or ridging hoe that has a beefy, two-pound, eight inch, triangular, forged steel blade that digs through rocks and gravel as well as soil. It is also terrific for mounding soil around potatoes."
*See more of this magazine article in the "Article" tab below.

Pointed Hoe

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Made by Chillington of England, this heavy-duty triangular hoe features a 2 lb forged steel head that is 8" wide x 8" tall. It is a special type of hoe used for both digging and planting by millions of small farmers in Africa and Asia. Complete with a 5 foot long Ash handle.

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Pointed Hoe Details

The large triangle shaped blade of this forged and tempered hoe easily cuts through sod and penetrates firm soil, which makes it great for digging and tilling gardens. It is also called a Ridging Hoe because it gets used to loosen, pull, and pile soil around the base of plants like potatoes. This process is called ridging or hilling because it creates a long raised ridge of soil that encourages a more productive potato crop.

Use your Triangular Hoe to...

● chop through sod and soil
● create planting furrows
● easily dig in hard or rocky dirt
● ridge and hill soil around plants


Customer Reviews of the Pointed Hoe

"The best digging tools you can buy, with the best price you can find. The grub and pointed hoes are on another level compared to a shovel. If you're looking to plant trees bare root or potted, invest in your time and health as these really save your back and wrists. It used to be a workout to dig a hole for a small 5 gal tree with a shovel, now I barely break a sweat and the hole is dug much faster. These tools should last you a lifetime with proper care, plus being able to get any replacement part is a home run for me."

Miguel, from CA  

"Well made triangle hoes. Good heavy duty handles and nice heavy hoe blades."

Mike, in MO  

"Good solid tools. Good value. These are not heirloom tools but should last a long time if cared for. I didn't like the finish on the handles as I don't like the clear, glossy look. I wish more tool makers would take the time to sand the handles a bit more ergonomically and use linseed oil. I will take the time to remove the finish, reshape the handles and oil the wood. This of course is a personal preference."

Robert, from CA  

"I have several of your hoes already and have advised over 100 people to buy them in the last few years. I am a consultant for gardeners. I recently bought 2 of the "warren" hoes and at first i thought it would be too heavy for my use. but now that I have gotten used to it I like it a lot..Good quality and made to last a long time. God bless you for providing such tools for garden enthusiasts such as myself.. "

Roland J, in LA  

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Watch these videos to see what you can do with a pointed garden hoe...

Video of Grub, Grape, and Pointed Hoes.   Nice demonstration of all three, and how they are used for different tasks. If you are in a hurry, the Grub Hoe info is at 25 seconds and at 1 minute 45 seconds (1:45), Grape Hoe at 0:48 and at 2:35, Pointed Hoe at 1:15 and at 3:30


Irish video with good tips for using a Ridging Hoe. He shows how to use it to hill up soil around root crop plants, and a good tip for cabbage plants. His tool is a little smaller and shorter than what we sell here in the US, but the technique is the same. Credit to Fruit Hill Farm Tools

"Hoes are among the most useful of gardening tools: they grub out rocks and roots, cultivate and mound soil, carve drills for planting seeds, and dispatch weeds. Different types of hoes, however, are better suited to some tasks than others....draw hoes consist of a blade that is usually set at less than a right angle to the handle. The blade may be broad with a flat cutting surface, narrow, pointed, or pronged...."

"For really tough jobs such as breaking up soil for a new bed, Easy Digging offers a pointed or ridging hoe that has a beefy, two-pound, eight inch, triangular, forged steel blade that digs through rocks and gravel as well as soil. It is also terrific for mounding soil around potatoes."

*excerpts and image from the article Selecting the Right Hoe by in The American Gardener magazine.

Pointed or Ridging Hoe

Forged Steel - How our tools are manufactured...


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 one of the oldest known metalworking processes, traditionally performed by a blacksmith using a hammer and anvil.

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.

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

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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.


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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.


Is this Pointed Hoe the same as a Warren Hoe?
A typical Warren Hoe is also V-shaped pointed garden hoe, but it is much much smaller. Our big triangle hoe tool is 8" wide, while a warren hoe is only about 3" wide. So the answer is NO. The smaller Warren hoes are used to weed the tight spaces between plants growing in a row, much like our Ploskorez Hoe does.


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