Product review: large forks
Consumer editor Julia Heaton gets straight to the point of six large digging forks
E-Series Digging Fork £27.95,
Spear & Jackson
Tel. (0114) 281 4242
Mirror polished stainless steel. The grip is plastic, apart from a comfort crosspiece. Alongside the insulated fork it is the heaviest of all six and equal second longest in length standing 42in (106cm) tall.
Ingenious design that has an extra wide stirrupped foot tread and soft grip sheath towards the bottom of the shaft. The tines and forward cranked grip are the widest of all six forks.
The grip, shaft and footplate seemed to ergonomically synchronise during use. And the stirrupped footplate meant foot pressure could be brought down directly over the centre tines, helping to avoid foot slippage and making digging easier.
May look like a gimmick but actually works. Well worth the money – its only potential downfall is its heavy build.