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Tell us your Favorite Hand Tools

By dave
January 11, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite hand tools. Nominate your favorite tools this week, and soon afterwards we will have a special vote where the members will decide which are the ATP Favorite Hand Tools. This is going to be a fun activity.

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jan 11, 2016 6:15 PM CST
Hands down best garden tool I've ever had. I buy them for all my gardening friends and they all love it too!

http://www.cobrahead.com/home/
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Jan 11, 2016 8:36 PM CST
Agreed! I just edged the berry garden on Sunday and used the Cobrahead. I doubt it took ten minutes and the garden is 35' long.
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 12, 2016 2:53 AM CST
I will 2nd that.

Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 12, 2016 10:49 AM CST
This has been my favorite and most used hand tool.
It is the cobra head from Gardeners.com
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jan 12, 2016 11:00 AM CST
You can order it direct too!
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
Plumerias Hibiscus Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Dog Lover Cat Lover
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plantmanager
Jan 12, 2016 11:06 AM CST
I didn't know that. Thanks!
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Garden Photography Container Gardener Butterflies Bromeliad
Birds Ponds Region: South Carolina Tropicals
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ardesia
Jan 13, 2016 3:45 PM CST
I have both the hand tool and the long handled version and could not garden without them. Most other tools have been donated, I just wasn't using anything but the Cobraheads. They are like an extra hand.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
Plumerias Hibiscus Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Dog Lover Cat Lover
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plantmanager
Jan 13, 2016 4:11 PM CST
I agree Most of the other tools I've had have been given away. I didn't know there was a long handled one, so now I know what I need. Smiling
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Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Canning and food preservation Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Roses Region: Michigan
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paulgrow
Jan 13, 2016 5:14 PM CST
Excellent tool
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Jan 13, 2016 5:23 PM CST
My wife got me one for X-mas. After these reviews, I'm looking forward to using it.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
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plantmanager
Jan 13, 2016 6:04 PM CST
jmorth said:My wife got me one for X-mas. After these reviews, I'm looking forward to using it.

You'll wonder how you ever lived without it!

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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Jan 13, 2016 6:29 PM CST
Pretty unbeleiveable what you can hack out with one. LOL Jeez, I cannot spell that word right............guess I should have said "certainly amazing"..................... Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
Plumerias Hibiscus Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Dog Lover Cat Lover
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plantmanager
Jan 13, 2016 6:35 PM CST
I agree Smiling Smiling
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Jan 13, 2016 7:42 PM CST
You'll love it, Jack! It's such a timesaver.
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Garden Photography Container Gardener Butterflies Bromeliad
Birds Ponds Region: South Carolina Tropicals
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ardesia
Jan 13, 2016 9:20 PM CST
I was gifted with my first one and when I saw the long handled version in a silent auction I stood there all day and just dared anyone else outbid me for it. At my age sometimes you are just too achy to bend over and being able to snatch a weed out from a distance is great.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Jan 14, 2016 3:56 AM CST
I got the Cobrahead from them directly when they first offered it and when they offered the long handled version, I ordered it from them directly, but after I got it, I couldn't figure out how to put it together, then it got buried in the garage and I haven't been able to find both parts, especially the blade. I now see they have a video on their site, but when I got it many years ago, I don't think they had one.
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
Region: Pennsylvania Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Ponds Garden Art Seed Starter
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Eric4home
Jan 18, 2016 8:24 AM CST
I picked up the handheld a couple of years ago at the Philly show and love it. Now I want the long version. I'm wondering if they'll allow me on the train home carrying such a weapon. Hilarious!
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Jan 18, 2016 9:00 AM CST
I bought mine through Amazon, the hand held one. No tax, no shipping, just $25.00.

Here's the one with a 54" handle, no shipping fee.
http://www.amazon.com/CobraHead-002-Long-Handle-54/dp/B000UU...
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Garden Photography Container Gardener Butterflies Bromeliad
Birds Ponds Region: South Carolina Tropicals
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ardesia
Jan 18, 2016 10:48 AM CST
The long handled one is also good for encouraging snakes to go elsewhere.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
Plumerias Hibiscus Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Dog Lover Cat Lover
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2016 11:38 AM CST
ardesia said:The long handled one is also good for encouraging snakes to go elsewhere.

Ha, good point!

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