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Bully Tools ™ Broadfork


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Bully Tools ™ Broadfork loosens compacted soils

  • Broadfork breaks up densely packed soils
  • Improves air, water and nutrient uptake by plants
  • USA made

This Bully Tools ™ broadfork can be used in gardens and other small areas to break up densely packed soils to improve air, water and nutrient uptake by plants. Just push the 14"L tines into the ground with your foot and pull back on the handles. Tines move upwards through the soil while leaving the topsoil undisturbed. 22"W head and 43"L ash handles. 58" overall length. Weighs 17 lbs. USA made.

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Bully Tools Broadfork
 
3.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Solid construction (5)
  • Comfortable grip (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gardening (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (4), Master gardener (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    1.0

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS TOOL

    By T.

    from Quincy and San Rafael, California

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

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          Comments about Bully Tools Broadfork:

          I created our family's sustainable editable oasis using a hand-tool scale. I prefer the intimate relationship in working directing with the soil. When given the opportunity, I buy USA made over all others, willing to spend the additional money to support American industries. However, with that being said, this USA made tool is not worthy of ones time or resources. In December of 2010, my husband and I purchased two Bully Tool Broadforks - one for us, one for one of our daughters. Tending to soil prepartion for planting is seasonal so the first use of the tool by us was in April/May of 2011. On the very first movement of this broadfork in our beautifully supple soil, the tines bent! We were surprised, to say the least. Believing too much time would be spent on trying to return the broadfork, we reconciled to simply work with it. We finished the soil movement and put the disfigured broadfork up for the season. The next time we took out the broadfork was mid April 2012. My husband climbed up top our 4' high raised beds, (they are perfect height for my mom to easily garden), put the fork into the well composted soil, pulled back on the handles and SNAP! One of the wooden handle broke off right where the bolt anchors the handle to the tines. In looking at the Gempler's web-based catalogue, it appears the wooden handled broadforks are no-longer being offered and Bully is no longer making them. Bully is now offering fiberglass handled broadforks. Well, Gempler's is aware of the problem, as is Bully. We'll see how this situation is reconciled.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          You get what you pay for

          By Pumpkinman

          from Preston, CT

          About Me Avid Gardener

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            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bully Tools Broadfork:

              Cheap construction. I bought this model to save money and it was not worth it. Spend the extra money and get a good one. Within three forkings I bent two tines. It is also tough to get into ground, the tines need to be sharper. It furthermore feels like the handles are going to snap when I am pulling back on it to lift up the soil.

               
              4.0

              Good fork at a very reasonable price.

              By Ed

              from Alexandria, VA

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gardening

                Comments about Bully Tools Broadfork:

                Breaking the soil helps to harvest winter rain water for spring and summer use. It is lighter and cheaper than other models but still fairly sturdy. It is not unbreakable. As with all forks, take care around roots and other buried objects so as not to snag one of the tines on a buried object and bend it.

                 
                5.0

                A well built tool

                By Jim the Tool Man

                from Pleasant Hill, TN

                About Me Master Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Grip
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gardening

                  Comments about Bully Tools Broadfork:

                  This is the most rugged, least expensive broadfork I have ever seen. It is not light, but it is lighter than the homemade version I have been using. It is an excellent tool.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  somewhat disapointed

                  By JOHN

                  from SAINT MARYS, OHIO

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Grip
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Soft metal bends

                  Best Uses

                  • Gardening

                  Comments about Bully Tools Broadfork:

                  WITHIN FIVE MINUTES OF USING THIS TOOL ONE OF THE TINES BENT ABOUT 25 DEGREES WHILE WORKING UP THE SOIL. VERY DISAPPOINTING. PERHAPS IT CAUGHT ON A SMALL STONE OR TREE ROOT. MOST OF THE GARDEN FORKS I HAVE USED BEFORE HAVE BEEN FABRICATED OUT OF HARDENED STEEL AND WOULD NOT BEND EASILY LIKE THIS. I HAVE A SHOVEL SIZED FORK THAT IS EASILY SIXTY YEARS OLD OR MORE WITH ALL THE TINES STILL PERFECTLY STRAIGHT. SO ALTHOUGH THIS BROADFORK IS MADE OUT OF MUCH THICKER STEEL TINES, THEY ARE SOFT METAL AND WILL BEND WHEN STRESSED TOO MUCH--SOMETHING THAT IS INEVITABLE IN WORKING THE GARDEN SOIL SOONER OR LATER. THIS TOOL WILL NOT BE TOO HELPFUL UNLESS I CAN GET MY NEIGHBOR TO WELD SUPPORTING RODS BEHIND EACH TINE.

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