DeWit Dutch Hoe - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

DeWit Dutch Hoe review

A comfortable, high-performing Dutch hoe.

Our rating 
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In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Best Buy winner, this hand-crafted, carbon steel Dutch hoe is comfortable to hold and use. It has a sharp, smooth slicing action that can handle any weed it comes across and it's excellent value for the quality of materials. It comes with a lifetime warranty.
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Pros: Comfortable

Feels lightweight

Smooth, easy hoeing action

Long shaft is kind to the back

Hand forged and high quality

Excellent value for quality and performance

Long warranty
Cons: None.
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What are the key features of the DeWit Dutch Hoe?

Crafted in Holland, this traditional Dutch hoe has a hand-forged, carbon steel blade that’s sharp and narrow with an open centre. The long, solid, wooden handle is made from ash that has been sanded smooth and waxed for a comfortable finish.

How does the DeWit Dutch Hoe feel?

This hoe is lightweight and comfortable to hold with a long handle that allows you to hoe standing upright rather than bending over. The wood is sanded smooth, with no rough edges or end and slices smoothly through the ground without snagging or jolting.

How does the DeWit Dutch Hoe perform?

The narrow blade fits perfectly in the small gaps between plants and tight rows and it manoeuvres well, wherever you’re hoeing. The blade is sharp and it’s angled just right so that it cuts cleanly, clearing all weeds in one pass. Unlike some hoes in the test it doesn’t catch on weeds no matter how tough.This hoe is quick and very easy to use.

Is the DeWit Dutch Hoe built to last?

Hand crafted from quality and hard wearing materials this robust hoe feels durable and long lasting. The carbon blade can be sharpened to keep it slicing smoothly and oiled regularly to stop it rusting – if they’re looked after the blade and socket should last forever. The ash handle should also be oiled and sanded regularly to preserve the wood but if necessary it’s easy to replace.

Is the DeWit Dutch Hoe good value for money?

This hoe is a dream to use and at less than £30, with a lifetime warranty, we think it’s excellent value for money.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand De Wit
Name DeWit Dutch Hoe
Model Dutch hoe
Price £29.99
Hoe type Dutch

Features

Handle Ash
Blade material Carbon steel
Weight 1kg
Length 160cm
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