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Fine Gardening – Issue 179
I can’t remember how many trowels I’ve owned/broken over the years. I have an unmatched ability to shorten the life of any gardening implement used for digging. In my defense, one of those many trowels met its fate by being run over by a car (it’s a long story, don’t ask). But several others broke from bad construction or a flawed design. And it seems that I am not alone in always buying the wrong tools. At Fine Gardening, we get many letters asking for advice on the best pruners or a handsaw that won’t need sharpening after every use.

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