Choosing Forks

Choosing the right fork for you measn loking at several important factors
Soil type
– If you have heavy soil with roots and stones to deal with, you will need a strong fork.

Your height – The length of the fork can make a difference to the overall comfort when digging all day.

Each supplier can have a different handle length, it can vary from 28″ to 21″.

Border forks are about 2″ shorter than digging varieties.

Blade Size – Forks come in two varieties – Digging or Border.

Digging tools have wider and longer blades, both are available in two materials, forged steel & stainless steel.

Handle type – Six types of shaped handle are available on most of the forks. Some traditional in design and materials, some new design and new materials, the choice is yours.

See the full range of Forks in the Store

Handle Types

‘YD’ Wooden
‘MYD’ Metal
‘ERGO’ Grip
This high quality Ash handle is split and steamed into shape. It will mould to the users hand over time. This handle is made from a galvanised steel frame and is fitted with a wooden grip for comfort. Made from two soft touch materials to give a comfortable forward tilt grip to assist with digging.
‘PD’ Plastic D Grip
T Wooden
Box D
Formed from a comfortable plastic mould, this grip is mounted onto a wooden shaft. This hardwood handle is securely morticed, tenoned and glued to a shaft of the same material. This traditional hardwood handle is made from a single piece of timber. It is riveted for extra strength.

Fork Types

Digging Variety
Border Variety
Wider & Longer blades
Narrower & Shorter blades
Longer overall length
Shorter overall length
Heavier
Lighter
Forged Steel
Stainless Steel
Stronger than stainless
Not as strong as forged
Heavier
Lighter
Coated to prevent corrosion
Corrosion resistant
Coated to prevent soil adhesion
Easy cleaning

Choosing Digging Tools – Guidelines

Men
Heavy Soil
Forged Digging – Spade/Fork
Digging Shovel
Heavy Duty Digging Hoe
Medium Soil
Stainless Digging – Spade/Fork
Digging Shovel
Digging Hoe
Light Soil
Stainless Digging – Spade/Fork
Digging Shovel
Digging Hoe
Ladies
Heavy Soil
Forged Border – Spade/Fork
Digging Shovel
Heavy Duty Digging Hoe
Medium Soil
Stainless Border – Spade/Fork
Digging Shovel
Digging Hoe
Light Soil
Stainless Border -Spade/Fork
Digging Shovel
Digging Hoe
Children
Heavy Soil
Don’t Dig
Medium Soil
Kids range – Spade/Fork
Light Soil
Kids range – Spade/Fork
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