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Old 05-17-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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What is your favorite tool ?

My faithful old 4 prong cultivator (circa 1984 or so) keeps coming apart, so I push the head back on, tighten the compression sleeve on the handle, weed a little, head comes off...rinse and repeat...
So I treated myself to a brand new one today.
I use it for vegetable/flower gardening, my favorite hobby.

When I was at Lowe's and Harbor Freight today, I saw a lot of tools of all varieties and uses.

What is YOUR tried and true favorite tool (or device) that you use in your favorite hobby ? Include a picture or link if you can find one.

Now behave yourselves, kids.


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Old 05-17-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
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My favorite tool is my pair of Felco pruners. Actually I have 2 sizes.

I have a nice set of hand gardening tools, one good shovel, one good rake, a cultivator and a hoe. Those and a series of buckets and trug tubs are all that I usually use in my vegetable garden.
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This is like asking who is your favorite kid...
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This is like asking who is your favorite kid...
The rubber mallet assured me it wouldn't get jealous if I posted the cultivator's pic first...
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The rubber mallet assured me it wouldn't get jealous if I posted the cultivator's pic first...
Is that so! Since I got my hammer and scissors debating with me which one is the best.

Actually my favorite tool. Its a multi purpose. Is my Leatherman. Has come in handy numerous times verse the single use tools I feel like MacGyver with it.
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Sheep shears for hand trimming. They are cheap, last forever, easy to sharpen and no moving parts to break.
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I have a bunch of favorites depending what I'm doing. My recent favorite is my alligator chomper:

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Dunno, but whatever it is, it will have something to do with a car or MC, not a garden
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Nothing beats a hand made tool, especially one you made yourself.

Weighing in at over nine pounds this little baby is a dream to use. Lots of solid brass and walnut, took about a month to make.

It's got a big appetite for the finer things in life, like walnut, cherry and mahogany.
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Oh you wicked person! Gonna hang on to all that vice, aren't ya?

There's a story about a guy who goes into a Sears store tool dept., and tells the clerk he needs a bigger vise... and three customers passing by suggest some!
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