An essential tool for any home gardener, the Field Hoe is one you’ll reach for again and again. This effort-saving tool makes weed management easier and less time consuming. Its dense blade tears through thick weeds, vines, and tough soil, and the head size means it will last many years of sharpening. Since the steel head is thicker and heavier than the average hoe, it won’t bend or break with hard use–no big box tool can boast that. The Field Hoe does double-duty tilling and moving soil, creating garden rows ready for planting, and removing dead plants or rocks. Constructed from a heavy-duty 7-gauge 100% Made In The USA steel, it’s up to 30% more durable than foreign competitors. The long handle means saving your back from strain, and is made from high-quality fiberglass then coated in a polyester veil to prevent splintering and increase strength. The handle’s rubber grip provides maximum comfort and decreases hand fatigue despite big weeding or soil turning jobs. The Bully Tools 8″ Field Hoe with Fiberglass Handle also comes with a limited lifetime warranty that protects against defects in material and workmanship.
Founded in 1994. Bully Tools manufactures gardening and farm tools, shingle removers, floor scrapers, forestry and other specialty tools. With an unprecedented history of quality, Bully Tools is committed to applying the same reliability to our business practices. Bully Tools continues to grow and adapt to meet the ever changing needs of the economy and their consumers.
This hoe has a massive head on it. It is about 1/4″ thick everywhere but the edge. It should last a LONG time, for many, many sharpenings. The handle is sturdy. The only possible weak point would be the rivet that holds the head on. It looks like it should work fine for a long time as well. It’s the only part that is not overbuilt like the head and handle. Even if it were to ever fail a quick fix with a bolt should do the trick long term. It came exactly as described. If I could custom order one I think it would like it to have a longer handle.
There’s a lot to like about this hoe, but the handle’s just too short. Just the thing for moving a lot of dirt and chopping heavy roots, but it won’t take long for your back to start complaining if you’ve got a long row to how, or a lot of ’em.
After using similar Rogue Hoe tools for trail building and maintenance for many years I figured I’d try one of these since I was ordering some other tools and always try to buy USA made when I can. Initially I was impressed. The head is heavy duty, the right size and shape, and holds an edge reasonably well. The handle is the right length and doesn’t have too much flex. What I didn’t like is that the only connection between the head and handle is a rivet, which allows for a small amount of slop between these parts that just makes for an off-putting feeling when using the tool, especially when compared to a totally solid Rogue Hoe. After a few uses I ended up removing the rivet, used 3M epoxy to bond the head and handle together, and replaced the rivet with a bolt & nut. I haven’t used the tool since then but hopefully this holds up for a long time. If this manufacturing process was changed to include the epoxy step or some other method to remove any slop, then this tool would be even better.