At the Forum we're discussing
the best lopper for the less-than-lumberjack gardener. Jump
over there for the what and why of our recommendation:
Fiskars 15" titanium blade Power
Gear lopper (lower left, arrow)
A 7" curved* blade folding saw from Corona.
* "Curved" refers to the overall line of open blade-plus-handle.
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About other tools
Our standard kit of hand tools is
itemized and described with sources, in
What's Coming Up 134, pages 13 - 16.
Boots -- the tool often overlooked! --
are described in What's Coming Up 20, Boots
Our line-up of pruning tools is listed
Coming Up 166, pages 4-5.
And if you're in need of any other
gift ideas for a gardener, do some window shopping via our article
set: Gift what you covet.
We asked for and received a Sponsor
What's Coming Up 121 has a great discussion of shovel and spade
features and uses, but wasn't yet posted when we wrote this
article. Now you can read about that and many other things,
including particulars about the best spade and fork in the world,
made by Clarington Forge in Canada.