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Lynchburg, Virginia
vajovic
Mar 27, 2020 1:55 PM CST
I would like to save money and purchase one fork instead of two and use it for a second purpose. If you had to choose between buying a spading fork with 4 tines for collecting compost and also use it for collecting manure, or a 5-tine manure pitchfork and also use it for lifting compost which would you choose?
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Mar 27, 2020 2:49 PM CST
Five-tine manure fork.
I have a lot of forks and the five-tine is best.

Never buy a cheap stainless steel fork of any type as mine broke first time used, it was cast not forged.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 27, 2020 4:05 PM CST
I have three different forks: A large seed fork, a four tine spading fork and a five tine pitch fork. I don't find them very interchangeable. They each seem to have specific purposes. If I really just had to be able to pick just one I would consider the five tine pitch fork the most versatile. But it would not be very well suited for many of the jobs I do.
Lynchburg, Virginia
vajovic
Mar 27, 2020 5:19 PM CST
Both forks are said to be forged.
Lynchburg, Virginia
vajovic
Mar 29, 2020 1:25 PM CST
Is anyone as concerned as I am about the warnings that accompany some garden tools, household items and even shoes?

WARNINGS:
proposition 65 reasons:titanium dioxide, other chemicals
This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. www.p65warnings.ca.gov
Name: Kristi
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pod
Apr 15, 2020 6:43 AM CST
I have two favorites ~ a four tine spading fork with a D ring handle and a five tine pitch fork. I find both very useful for different applications. I agree with Seedfork
I don't find them very interchangeable. They each seem to have specific purposes.


Regarding warnings s
WARNINGS:
proposition 65 reasons:titanium dioxide, other chemicals
This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. www.p65warnings.ca.gov

As this warning is on anything you chose to purchase, I tend to think it only applies to living in California. I am 70 years old and have been exposed to many things. No I don't lose sleep over such.
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jun 26, 2020 5:44 PM CST
vajovic said:Is anyone as concerned as I am about the warnings that accompany some garden tools, household items and even shoes?

WARNINGS:
proposition 65 reasons:titanium dioxide, other chemicals
This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. www.p65warnings.ca.gov

They put it there to protect them from scheister lawyers, and god wannabe politicians.

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 26, 2020 6:19 PM CST
When I see such warnings from the state of California I ignore them.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Jun 26, 2020 8:56 PM CST
Seedfork said:When I see such warnings from the state of California I ignore them.


Me too because I have no plan to go there. I guess that means I won't get cancer. Right???

That is a warning like the little boy that cried wolf. It is on everything and we become innured to seeing it.
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