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5lb (2.26kg). With 33" (838mm) high-density fibreglass handle, horizontal and vertical chisels and blades for chopping, cutting and grubbing-out ground.

5lb (2.26kg). With 33" (838mm) high-density fibreglass handle, horizontal and vertical chisels and blades for chopping, cutting and grubbing-out ground.
Average Customer Rating:
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25 of 26(96%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Roughneck 5lb Mattock Fibreglass 33"
Review 1 for Roughneck 5lb Mattock Fibreglass 33"
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Good solid tool
14 Jul 2014
By jdldjaljdasudosi
, Plymouth
"Reasonable quality for the price and much more effective than a pick for digging out roots. The head could be a slightly better fit on the handle."
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Tool fit for purpose
30 Jun 2014
By Tanglefree
, Lincolnshire
"After struggling with removing roots and stumps to erect a fence I purchased this mattock and the roughneck post hole digger. Wish I'd done it before. Two great tools which sped up the job significantly. Worth every penny so money well spent. Alternate blade angles and weight make breaking up hard ground and chopping out roots and stumps really easy."
Review 3 for Roughneck 5lb Mattock Fibreglass 33"
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Great for stump removal.
22 May 2014
By ddntomb
, Cambiridge
"I found this great for removing a large (2ft diameter) stump and roots from several other bushes from my garden (although the stump took most of a day to remove!). The combination of the two heads at different angles is very useful."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Roughneck 5lb Mattock Fibreglass 33"
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Mattock
9 May 2014
By Mick43
, Brentwood
"I tried 5 other local DIY stores for this item, great service and brillant product, does what it said on the tin. Thank you."
Review 5 for Roughneck 5lb Mattock Fibreglass 33"
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Mattock
30 Apr 2014
By JSBuilder
, Fife
"Bought to replace an old pick axe. This is much easier to use. It works well and is robust."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Roughneck 5lb Mattock Fibreglass 33"
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Ronseal
25 May 2013
By Ekkas
, Pontefract
"It does what it says on the tin!
Light to use, and made easy work of hacking out a huge pampas grass."
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Mattock
23 May 2013
By Wedgedup
, Essex
"Essential tool together with Mutt Pro for digging up tree roots"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Roughneck 5lb Mattock Fibreglass 33"
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Mattock
25 Nov 2012
By verderer
, Bournmouth Area
"Very useful tool for breaking up stoney ground and getting those stubborn roots out"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Roughneck 5lb Mattock Fibreglass 33"
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An Effective Tool
30 Oct 2012
By Grebe99
, Horsham
"I have been using it to dig out a 2m.sq clump of Bamboo with very-densely matted intertwined roots. The sharp edge does enable it to slice through the roots below the top layer. Other tools such as spades just bounced off the mass of roots.
I like the fibreglass handle with its rubber grip, easy to grasp. It appears to be well-balanced for the job.
I have found it extremely effective. It's still hard work, however!!
However, so far I can certainly recommend it.
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Did the job perfectly
17 Oct 2012
By Nashy
, Tewkesbury
"Needed to remove 36 small trees and needed something to break up and loosen the soil around the roots. This did the job perfectly."
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Highly recommended
11 Oct 2012
By Anonymous
, London
"I've had to remove several tree/jasmine/honeysuckle stumps and roots from my garden.Digging them out was the start but the mattock made very short work of chopping through the thick roots plus the pick end made a very effective lever to ease them out of the ground.
My brother who is a professional gardener had told me this was a good product and I'm pleased to say he was absolutely right !
Save yourself a lot of work and energy folks by buying this great tool.I also found it just as useful for jemmying fence panels out when a claw hammer didn't have the strength to do so.The head also did a lovely job of bedding in bricks used as cheap gravel boards.
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Review 12 for Roughneck 5lb Mattock Fibreglass 33"
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Get to the root of the problem
11 Aug 2012
By John44
, Portsmouth
"I have borrowed a friends Mattock previously for removing some tree stumps. Was impressed so I bought one. The wide blade is great for cutting through the roots in the ground and is easy to swing. Also useful for digging a trench to lay SWA cable. The blade is wide enough to create a good trench removing half the spoil that would be required if using a spade. Love it!"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Roughneck 5lb Mattock Fibreglass 33"
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Excellent root cutter
2 Jun 2012
By theoldengineer
, Rugby
"I bought this to clear the ground for a new fence to be put up. It light and strong and has good edges to the chisels. These made light work of the roots encountered along the way, soon clearing the ground. Very good tool."
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buy it
20 Apr 2012
By DADSCAB
, Oxford
"10 conifer tree roots and stumps dug up with this tool 5*"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Who needs a mini-digger?
2 May 2010
By Lesignac
, France
"This tool is brilliant for breaking hard ground and digging out roots. It's just the right weight, and it's really no effort to use. I'd really recommend this to you!"
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1st class product
9 Nov 2009
By BrianO
, Deeside
"Went through tree roots and hard clay like butter made a hard job easy"
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Does what it says on the tin!
23 Oct 2008
By LoungeLizard
, Cornwall
"Sturdy, good value, low vibration excellent for rough groundwork and heavy root removal."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Not a pick a 'Mattock'
8 May 2014
By Stoneage
, Warwick
"After struggling with a 10KG pick to break up a large area of ground I got on the Screwfix website and found this , 'mattock' a new name on me.
But it works, its lightweight (compared to the pick anyhow!) and chops up ground much quicker.
Wish I bought it a week ago.
Cheers"
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Useful tool but...
21 Jul 2013
By Istrickl
, Oxford
"Good balance and immediately useful but the head isn't mechanically secured to the shaft. This is not a problem when having a good swing at the target but when a half swing is called for the head can occasionally slide down the shaft. Will probably drill and put a retaining screw in at some stage. Despite this small flaw, well worth the money."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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What a lot of old mattoks
22 Dec 2012
By Tony1960
, Harrow, Middlesex
"The head seems ok, but the fibreglass handle feels cheap and flimsy. Since there's nothing to hold the head in place, I'm a bit worried that I might lift it over my head one day, to have the metal part slip down the shaft and onto my knuckles."
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