I wish I would have learned about broad forks years ago. I can now prep a bed for planting in a quarter of the time and probably a quarter of the energy. No repetitive forward bending movements, this tool uses its weight, leverage and gravity to get the work done. Also this tool s very stoutly built, comes with a lifetime warranty and is very ergonomic to use. I haven't physically held the other broad forks on the market, so I can't say definitively, but this one looks like the best built one out there. In summary, buy this tool, it is worth the money......and it will save you money in chiropractic bills!