Tools keep breaking
In the last two years I've broken 4 forks and countless trowels. Does everyone else go through this many tools just through normal gardening?
I'm going to invest, for the second time, in a good quality fork and trowel; I broke the last lot which were Joseph Bentley. I've been looking on Amazon and there is a bewildering variety with mixed reviews.
The only thing I am settled on is that I want an all metal fork - I've recently broken mine but it was by far the best one I've used. I don't know what kind of metal it was though. Would anyone know which is the most suitable kind? I've seen stainless steel, carbon steel and carbon manganese.
Trowels I always snap at the point the handle meets the digging part. I had a trowel that appeared to be forged in one part as opposed to welded on and I managed to snap it just the same. Does anyone have any recommendations?