Radius Garden 100 Ergonomic Aluminum Hand Trowel Reviews

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4.7 out of 5 stars based on 62 customer reviews

Product Description

Discover garden tools unlike any you’ve ever held before. The Radius Garden Natural Radius Grip garden tools were designed using the most current research into human factors and tool usage. The patent-pending, Natural Radius Grip, maximizes your power and comfort while minimizing hand and wrist stress. Traditional garden tools force you to use your hands and wrists in a way that can cause injuries. The curve of the grip matches the curve of the palm of your hand. This allows you to hold the tools with your wrist in a safe, neutral position at all angles of attack. This maximizes power and comfort while minimizing wrist and hand stress. The large grips on Radius tools allow you to hold the tool securely without exerting pressure and wasting your energy. The blades of these tools are made of a special aluminum/magnesium alloy. It weighs less than conventional die cast aluminum, but has strength similar to steel. The tools are lighter weight yet have equal or greater strength than traditional garden tools. The advanced ergonomic design should make gardening easier and more enjoyable. Beveled blade easily cuts through compacted soil. Use back blade wings to pull roots and weed systems.

Customer Reviews

Great design ~ reviewed by PanzerPink

Great design, you can work all day and not hurt you hands. It does take a little time to re-train you hands, but it is clearly better. Better leverage also. Regular garden tools seem so primitive when you get used to these.

The blade and the handle are one piece of metal so no problems with handles coming loose or breaking.

The only bad thing I can say is they take up more room in a toolbox because of the curved handles. But well worth the space.

I have the whole set of hand tools, plus 2 shovels and a pitchfork. All great. Truly, the next step in garden tools.

A great garden tool (but I prefer the transplanter) ~ reviewed by J.Z.

This is a great garden tool, but I have to admit that I prefer the Radius transplanter tool to this Radius trowel. I own both tools, but the transplanter is the one that I reach for most often. The difference between the two tools is that the transplanter is longer and narrower than the trowel. It all boils down to personal preference. If I didn’t have the transplanter tool, I’d be using my Radius trowel more often for sure.

Both the trowel and the transplanter are extremely sturdy. They won’t fall apart, and they won’t rust. Having used my Radius garden tools for over a year now, I know they will last for the rest of my gardening years. They hold up well to constant use, even in my soil which is mostly clay. In the past, I’ve used cheaper trowels that bend over time, or the handle falls off, or it rusts.

I spend a lot of time in my flower gardens, and I needed a good tool that was comfortable to use. That’s the primary reason I wanted to try the Radius tools in the first place. I used to get sore spots in the palm of my hand if I did much digging with other hand trowels. The curved handles on the Radius tools are ideal. My days of painful palms are over, now that I have these tools. They’re just a pleasure to use.

I’ve used many different trowels over the years, but this is the best one I’ve ever used. Yes, it’s more money than some other garden hand tools, but because it won’t rust or fall apart, I think it’s worth the extra money. And that curved handle makes gardening easier than it was before because it gives me the leverage to dig much easier than I could with other trowels. Like I said, I prefer the transplanter tool, but this trowel is still a great garden tool.

Excellent Ergonomic Grip on Radius tools ~ reviewed by Leo C

The curved ergonomic grip allows excellent leverage when digging. I could apply much stronger force without stressing out my wrists and forearm as in traditional straight grips.

Best garden implement I own ~ reviewed by Lisa L. Linderman

This is easily my favorite garden tool. It’s the only one I consistently remember to put back in the greenhouse so I’ll know where it is.

I’ve broken trowels before on hard ground; they bend where it narrows into the handle, and then it’s all over. Never been an issue with this one. I can jam it into tough soil, lean on it, and it handles the job. Speaking of handle, I see one review saying the handle is hard to deal with because of the half-moon shape, and that the handle makes it non-functional. I have the complete opposite experience. It’s an ergonomic design, which is why the arc (it’s not for looks.) It fits my hand (smallish) perfectly, and my wrist and tendonitis never bother me when I’m using it. It allows me a lot more leverage, too. Love it. Love it enough that if I ever lost it, I’d go get another one just like it.

Ergonomic trowel ~ reviewed by bede v.

the best trowel I’ve ever used,
but when dirt cakes on it don’t beat it on a rock to clean it off.
It is cast and will break!!

Best Freaking Tool Ever!!!!! ~ reviewed by oliver dreher

No hand tool has ever lasted so long and I have even tried to break it. I ran o er with my car, leaned on with whole body weight in frozen soil, never cleaned, left outside all season, and this thing is like new. Great design. A message to everyone else out there that makes hand gardening tools ” yours suck”!!!!!!!

Best Of The Series ~ reviewed by Professor H

All of these series of tools have great design and ergonomics, and I have all of them including a full size ergo shovel, and this fork.

They won’t ever rust, but are fragile. The will and do bend, and some snap in two.
They are not heavy duty work tools. Take it easy and listen to them. They will tell you when they are on the verge. Go slow. Be careful.

That being said this is the one tool in the series that can take some abuse. I have two, found my second on sale for something crazy like two bucks and couldn’t pass it up. I have not been able to break it digging up some large rocks with roots, putting all my weight on it. Best of the bunch

Great tool! ~ reviewed by Richard R. Born, Ph.D.

Meets all my expectations. Very well built and comfortable. Probably the most pricey hand garden tool I’ve ever bought but in the long run worth every penny.

Comfortable and handy ~ reviewed by galacticatt

This trowel has a nice, ergonomic design that makes it about as comfortable as possible to dig. The curved handle gives you some extra leverage in certain situations. It’s also handy because it’s easy to hang it on the fence when I’m not using it (so I don’t lose it in the garden). I haven’t used the slot for weed-pulling yet–not sure if that will be useful. All in all, a solid product that’s worth what I paid for it.

Easy on my hand ~ reviewed by Frank

I have some arthritis in my hand and the shape of this tool makes it very easy for me to use. Sometime I hit tree roots when digging some holes and my previous hand trowel would dig into the palm of my hand when I would try to break through the roots. With the curved handle on this tool, I don’t run into that problem. Soooo much better!

As an update to my earlier review, I am changing this to 4 stars. This trowel is supposed to be unbreakable. Well, that’s not true. I was digging around some tree roots and broke about a third of the scoop off the trowel trying to unlodge a rock. The good thing is that Radius stands behind their lifetime warranty. I called them and sent a picture of the broken trowel and they sent me a new one. The bad part is that I had to pay $3.95 shipping for the replacement trowel. Oh well! We will see if the replacement holds up better than the original one did. I sure hope so because this design is so much better and easier to work with!Buy it at Amazon

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