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Flump

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Fork
« on: November 17, 2012, 07:55 »
Sorry if this is in the wrong spot but can anyone recommend a good make of fork?I am so fed up with the prongs bending in the heavy clay soil,thanks

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Lottiman

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Re: Fork
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 08:42 »
If you really do need your fork to be indestructable I would look at Bulldog tools, we used there all metal trench fork when I worked on site digging footings never saw one bend ever.Just looked they are in there construction range not cheap but you will never need to buy another,and british made :)
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Re: Fork
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 08:44 »
thank you,will have a look  :)

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Re: Fork
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 09:24 »
After lots of research I bought Bulldog forks (they are forged not fabricated or welded, which is supposed to make them far stronger) and haven't regretted it. I broke my previous stainless steel fork digging in clay. Snapped the prong straight off in two places!. As I use a fork more than any other garden tool I think it is worth spending a bit extra to buy the best. :)

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Re: Fork
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 12:14 »
I think you're right ! ;)

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Re: Fork
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2012, 14:02 »
I get old bootfair forks, the really old ones, all hand forged, broken a few handles but not bent a tine yet.
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Re: Fork
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2012, 17:05 »

 I'm still using the fork the Queen gave me (in married quarters)  a "crow foot" brand Bulldog. ::)

Cheers,   Tony.
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Re: Fork
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 16:12 »
Perhaps you could get a fork from this organisation if they have a group in your area?
www.tfsrcymru.org.uk/about
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Re: Fork
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 18:06 »
I've got a Wilkinson Sword stainless steel border fork.  It's been well and truly hammered and is still going strong.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Fork
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 20:26 »
Perhaps you could get a fork from this organisation if they have a group in your area?
www.tfsrcymru.org.uk/about
smud6ie

Does that organisation operate outside Wales?
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Re: Fork
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2012, 13:33 »
I brought a spear and jackson neverebend about 7 years ago and ...... well it's never bent or snapped.  Does what it says on the tin  :)  Should be about 20.

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Re: Fork
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2012, 16:14 »
Perhaps you could get a fork from this organisation if they have a group in your area?
www.tfsrcymru.org.uk/about
smud6ie

Does that organisation operate outside Wales?

http://www.tfsr.org/uk/uk_groups/map/

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Re: Fork
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