Three boxes just arrived on my door step and, having heard from my fellow Saturday6 bloggers, I knew exactly what they would be. As part of the Saturday6 program, Troy-Bilt has sent us all a collection of their new line of hand tools.
According to Troy-Bilt, “The tools are made from hardened, coated and ground steel making them non-corrosive, non-stick and durable. They’re manufactured in Germany at the same plant as Wolf-Garten, a high quality brand in Europe and then are shipped to the US. The tools are only available on troybilt.com or by calling 1-800-828-5500.“
Wolf-Garten is a European division of MTD, the parent company of Troy-Bilt, Inc. and they make garden equipment, including lawnmowers, for that market.
Here in my small garden, hand tools are often more important and more useful than other, larger equipment. I have used a series of tools running from low-end, no-name tools to high-end, name brand pruners, so it will be interesting to see how these tools compare.
Out of the box, the initial impression is one of quality and durability. They are weighty in the hand and the moving parts operate well. I can’t wait to get out in the garden and put them to work. In fact, that is probably what I will do as soon as I publish this blog post. Look for a more thorough review in the next week or so.
The complete package included (listed top-down in the photo above)…
- 3 weeders of different types, including a cultivator-style one
- 2 trowels
- 3 pruners (bypass, pro bypass, anvil)
- 1 large lopper
I tend to go through loppers like candy around here. Like many people, I often choose limbs that are bit too big, so that should give these quite a test.