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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: Susie
MI (Zone 5a)
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Charter ATP Member
Jan 14, 2016 2:37 PM CST
I Hook this into my drill & it drills my holes so easy I drop the bulbs in & cover back up love Mine .
Most hardware or Nurseries have them or order online .
I got mine in a Spring swap a few years back & Use it also for planting small trees , & It Can also be used to drill holes in the Ground for Plants ,

I see MICHIGAN BULB Has them on sale
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Jan 19, 2016 8:17 PM CST
I also love this tool great for bulbs , digging small holes in tight places like between roots or rocks. I also use it to get fertilizer deep in the ground to feed large shrubs and trees.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Sep 22, 2017 11:46 AM CST
I love my bulb auger (different but works the same). I not only use it for bulbs, but since I have solid clay I have to amend the soil for all of my plants. When I get bare root daylilies, etc., I use my auger to prepare and amend the hole. Breaks down the dirt and works like a charm and I can amend it right in the hole! Love it!
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