This heavy duty scrub clearing tool is specifically designed for clearing line of sight for land surveyors, firefighters or any other bush workers that need the ability to chop branches or saplings.
Its sharp inside cutting edge is very effective whilst the outside edge of the blade is unsharpened for safe operation and carrying.
It also has a chisel sharp end of the blade for digging. A quality 900mm shaped hardwood handle makes it a pleasure to use.
Please note: this tool is posted with the wooden handle removed, it will require fitting to the tool head with the supplied screw in a pre-drilled hole for attachment. A simple job.
* Please note in some cases delivery is being delayed due to Covid-19.
The length of the handle on digging or slashing tools is quite a personal subject.
To ensure the effectiveness of these tools the length of the handle will grossly be dictated by your height and strength.A heavy tool head such as our Brush Hook requires a shorter handle so the weight of the tool can be wielded for effective cutting. With a long handle it would require enormous effort to move the tool fast enough to sever even the softest grasses.
We fit a long handle to our Fern Hook which is a lighter tool which can be swung for cutting or reaping placing the user away from sometimes prickly plants such as blackberry or gorse.
Petersen Hoe handle length will be predicted by your height. A person of short stature will need a short handle. A taller person will require longer handle so the falling blade will enter the ground at an effective angle without bending over.
With this in mind the longer handle fitted to your tool may require shortening which is easily done with a saw. I recommend shortening your handle progressively until the hoe feels comfortable to be used continuously.
Please note: we do not accept returns unless the product has been damaged during transit.