Garden or Spading Forks

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HISCO garden spading forks with long and short handles

Why is this spade better?

It's better because it's stronger, because it is designed properly, and because it will last much longer than hardware store shovels. Made in the USA for the construction & landscaping industry.

A gardening shovel built this way will last a long time. Slice through sod and hard soil all day with no worries about handle breakage. You can leave it in the back of your truck all year, and it won't rot like a wooden handled shovel. The kind of use and abuse that will destroy half a dozen inexpensive wooden big-box store garden shovels will barely scratch this tool.

Garden Fork or Spading Fork

Stop breaking those wood handled forks!
No tool is unbreakable, but these are close enough.

Pick a long or short-handled fork...

  4.6 / 5.0   8 Ratings

Buy short HISCO digging fork HISF4D

Short Garden Fork    
with Fiberglass D-handle

$47.95  Qty:
In stock, ready to ship.

● Professional Grade
● Overall Length = 42"
● Tines = 7" wide, 10" long
● Weight = 4 pounds
● Forged steel head
● Fiberglass handle *details
● HISCO HISF4D

D grip for easy spading and sifting.

 

 

Buy long HISCO digging fork HISF4L

Tall Garden Fork    
with long Fiberglass handle

$56.95  Qty:
In stock, ready to ship.

● Professional Grade
● Overall Length = 59"
● Tines = 7" wide, 10" long
● Weight = 4.5 pounds
● Forged steel head
● Fiberglass handle *details
● HISCO HISF4L

Long handle for deep work & tall people.


Why is this Digging Fork better?

It's better because it's stronger, because it is designed properly, and because it will last much longer than hardware store forks. Made in the USA for the construction & landscaping industry.

A spading fork built this way will last a long time. Pierce and aerate hard soil all day with no worries about handle breakage. You can leave it in the back of your truck all year, and it won't rot like a wooden handled fork. The kind of use and abuse that will destroy half a dozen inexpensive wooden big-box store garden forks will barely scratch this tool.

Click here to see How To Use the gardening fork.


Customer Reviews of the Garden Forks

"I wanted a durable and efficient tool for tilling my garden. I found just what I needed. I am really glad that I finally have the right tool for the work I do. I am thinking about purchasing a couple more tools, now that I have had the chance to use it."

Scot, from MI  

"Good site, and was very pleased that I could call and get through to Greg with my sales question."

Anonymous, from USA  

"Great Product!!!"

Byron,from OR  

"I haven't used the tools that I purchased yet as it is still winter in MN, however they are well made and heavy duty. They arrived well packaged and in a timely manner."

Jackie, in MN  

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Watch these videos to see what you can do with digging forks...

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Video of spading a garden with a fork and a spade.   Spading is loosening the soil WITHOUT turning it over or flipping it. Whether you use a digging fork or a garden spade, the technique is the same.   Video Credit

 

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Aerating soil with a Spading Fork   This video shows how to use your digging fork like a small-scale broadfork, by pushing it into the soil and levering it back a small amount.   Video Credit

What is a Garden Fork used for?

This tool is used for a variety of tasks. It's classical use is for loosening and aerating garden soil. See the Videos tab above for more instructions and tips about using it to loosen, till, and aerate.

It is a also used for turning and scooping up mulch and compost. The tines penetrate through fibrous stringy materials much easier than a shovel blade does.

Another use is to loosen the soil around root crops before harvesting them. Primarily for shallow crops like carrots and turnips, but also for potatoes if they are grown in raised ridges or hills.

It is rarely used for digging out a hole in the ground because the tines are not good for lifting or scooping. Though certain soils that cling together in large clods may rest on top of the tines long enough to allow scooping.

The 4 forged steel tines create a tool head that is 7" wide and 10" long. The tines are then heat-treated for toughness and to prevent bending.

The professional grade handle has a thick fiberglass outer tube, with a solid fiberglass core in the critical lower area where head and handle connect.


Benefits of Fiberglass Handles...

HISCO fiberglass handle construction diagram

● Greater strength pound for pound than steel.
● They are very difficult to damage.
● Resists impact, and is non-denting.
● Will not absorb moisture or warp.
● Will not conduct electricity.

HISCO's fiberglass handles have a legacy of premium performance. All HISCO handles are produced from thousands of continuous strands of fiberglass saturated with resins, and have a smooth polyester veil (coating) on the surface. The veil gives the handle a smooth comfortable finish and keeps the fiberglass from splintering or scratching. The D-Grips, used on short handled tools, are made of one-piece high-density nylon.

The long handled digging shovels feature the 8-inch Tuffoam double-dip grips which have been designed for the toughest industrial applications. The grips have a durable, vinyl inner liner and a comfortable, non-slip foam exterior that provides long life and helps prevent potential harmful hand fatigue.

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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"


I get "Garden Fork", but why is it also called a Spading Fork?

The reason goes back to the difference between shovels and spades. By definition, a shovel is for scooping up loose material, and a spade is for digging down into firm soil and breaking it loose (but not scooping it up). So a "Spading Fork" has a shape and geometry similar to a garden spade because it is also meant to be pushed straight down into the soil, then levered back to break up and loosen the soil in front of the tines.

 

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