"Overall to cut a long story short, the Stanley spade and fork set is fantastic for its design, construction materials used for durability, and best of all its price of £24.99 (when purchased) - Also a 10 Year guarantee! to top it.
You have to pay £20 to £30 for a FISKAR fork or spade of the same quality with the ergonic designed handles and durable material, so for £25 for the set, with a 10 year guarantee, it is very good overall - you will be pushed to find a similar deal for sure.
The Epoxy-Coated Carbon Steel Blades and the composite plastic monomer handles are definitely what the higher grade individual fork and spades use, so its a no brainer to buy this set at £24.99
I have used the set for a lot of landscaping work and the spade blade has remained sharp for lining and cutting, and the forks sharp for puncturing hard soil.
Hopefully this will help people with the usage and comparison details included."
"OK, so at the price these are I should not expect too much, but previous reviews seemed to suggest that these were tough tools... The spade seems to be pretty good so far, but I only bought them today and have spent less than an hour using both. I would have given it a higher rating had the fork performed better. So, on to the fork - maybe I got a rogue one but one tang broke off within 10 minutes and a second bent badly - and all I was digging into was a flower bed, so it hadn't had a hard life ! I'll be taking it back tomorrow and don't imagine there will be any problems getting it exchanged but I may go for a more expensive one just in case, as the time lost going back would have been better spent finishing the job !"