When buying gardening tools, look for the best! Cheap tools are always more expensive in the long run.
Heft each one to be sure the handle fits your hands comfortably and the tool is well balanced.
Look carefully at the way the handle is joined to the working end; this is the weak point. Round
handles should be fitted into long metal shanks and riveted firmly in place. All cutting edges
should be solid, sharp, and well aligned. Good gardening tools are an investment. They will repay
you in long service.