I love this tool. I stripped out my yard (1/3 acre) and put in a food forest using this broadfork. It's well made, sturdy, and perfectly balanced. It slices through and lifts soil, even my rocky clay soil. Friends who have borrowed it have commented on how easy it is to use (your leverage and gravity does the hard work) and how nice the soil is after. It is nice to loosen the earth without bringing all of the weed seeds to the surface.