March 7, 2021

Hand Tool Reviews

We review outdoor power equipment (OPE) and landscaping hand tools of all kinds to determine which products are innovative and well-made, and which represent the best value. Landscaping hand tools make up a big percentage of the equipment used by professional landscapers every day. It’s not all lawn mowers and string trimmers. Outdoor Power Equipment Reviews keeps its eye on new product innovations. Our landscaping hand tool reviews covering everything including wheelbarrows, shovels, garden hoses, pumps, ladders, and more. These hand tools are used by everyone who works in teh outdoor power equipment and landscaping industries. Comparing all landscaping hand tools would be impossible, but we do our best to cover as many of these important tool as possible. Landscaping Hand Tool Reviews for the Outdoor Power Equipment Professional Reviewing as many landscaping tools and outdoor power equipment hand tools as possible allows us to give solid recommendations. It also helps us maintain our leadership in reporting outdoor power equipment industry trends. This plays an important role when OPE manufacturers bring new features to market. It also helps distibguish if any appreciable changes have been made from one product to “the newest model”. Sometimes manufacturers revamp a whole line of hand tools. Sometimes they only improve a hand tool slightly over an earlier version.

Craftsman Long Handle Digging Shovels

Craftsman Long Handle Digging Shovels

Craftsman’s new Long Handle and the matching D-Handle Digging Shovels are made in the USA. The new shovels, branded by Craftsman (and available at Sears and Kmart), feature Powerstep plates which give you tons of room and lots of leverage for using your boots to really dig in deep, even in compacted soil. The round point blade also feature a nice serrated edge for when you want to rock it back and forth to really saw through tough material.

Jackson Fiberglass Titanium Xtra Powerstep Shovel

Jackson Fiberglass Titanium Xtra Powerstep Shovel Review

The Titanium Xtra Powerstep shovel from Jackson Professional Tools offers a comfortable, easy-to-use tool with a fiberglass handle to make digging out tough terrain an almost enjoyable experience. The titanium-steel socket is stiff, and offers a level of confidence we don’t normally experience with your typical wood-handled shovel. In addition, the Powerstep plates give you ample room to position yourself to drive the blade deeper and faster into the ground.

Jackson Titanium Shovel J-250 Review

Jackson Titanium Shovel J-250 Review

The J-250 Titanium Xtra series of shovels from Jackson Professional Tools is a cut above and certain to satisfy those looking for a stiff, dependable tool for all your digging needs. There are shovels, and there are shovels. If you’re tired of babying your shovels for fear the neck will break, then the 11-inch titanium-steel socket will ensure that your 48″ handle doesn’t snap off when you pry up some difficult ground material.