This heavy duty slashing tool is popular with fire-fighters, surveyors, mountain bike track builders or anyone doing scrub clearing. It is sharpened on both sides of the blade so as to be used for chopping on the outside or reaping with the inside of the curved blade. The tool head weighs 1 kg and with a cutting edge of 30 cm will easily cut down a sapling or any woody plants.The long handle socket assures a tight fit for the hardwood handle to afford safety and ease of use. Used by surveyors, fire fighting, forestry workers, bike single track builders and fencing contractors.
* 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.