Troy-Bilt came out with a line of garden tools this year and I put them to the test. I noticed two things right off the bat: They felt light, but not cheap or lacking in sturdiness. I appreciate tools that have been designed to be light, so long as it doesn’t sacrifice durability and while I can’t say I’ve used these long enough to really test their durability, I didn’t notice anything that made me think they’d be breaking any time soon.
Here’s the other thing I’m liking about these tools: the pricepoint. I’ve written a lot about my favorite tools in the past and I’m not opposed to spending a lot of money on a great tool. For that reason, I’m sometimes reluctant to take my favorite tools outside of my yard. When I garden at one of our master gardener projects I practically bring a dog along to guard my stuff because when you have a dozen people working on one garden at the same time, stuff gets mixed up. These tools are good enough quality to do everything I need them to do but not so precious that I’d cry in my cocktail if I forgot one out in the rain.
Here’s what I tested (and what you can win):
- Comfort Classic Anvil Pruner ($19.99)
- Premium Flower Trowel ($5.99)
- Premium Planting Trowel ($5.99)
- Premium Garden Rake ($5.99)
- Comfort Classic Anvil Lopper ($59.99)
|Newfoundland shown for scale only; he is not included in the giveaway nor did he test any garden tools.|