If you’ve ever wished for a garden tool that didn’t leave you with sore, fatigued wrists and painful blisters, you may just have an answer with Radius Garden hand tools. Radius Garden, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has brought to market a comprehensive selection of gardening tools with major ergonomic innovations designed to minimize stress on the hands and wrists. Radius Garden tool users report less fatigue and are able to spend more time working in and enjoying the garden.
Radius Garden hand tools are available at garden centers and hardware stores across North America and can be purchased directly from Radius Garden’s online store. Continue reading for a brief Radius Garden shopping guide.
Radius Garden upright digging tools feature a distinctive O-shaped handle for enhanced usability and comfort. Though at first blush the O-shaped handle can seem quite odd, a single use is enough for most to realize the ergonomic value of this design. In addition to the improved grip, Radius Garden digging tools feature a resin-cased steel shaft, which is lightweight and super strong. The digging ends of the tools are also designed with great care, including extra-wide kick plates and blade edges optimized for cutting soil. While the Pro models feature stainless steel edges, the Pro-Lite models cut some further weight by using heat-tempered carbon steel. A full range of blade designs are available to meet virtually any gardening need.
NRG hand tools, including the trowel, weeder, cultivator, and transplanter, have a couple design innovations. First, and most prominently, the handle is arched. Unlike an old-style straight handle which requires the user to bend her wrist at an unnatural acute angle, Radius Garden’s Natural Radius Grip allows a natural positioning that aligns the hand, wrist, and forearm in a straight comfortable line. In this way, the tool acts as a natural extension of the body. Second, the cast aluminum digging blades are carefully designed to minimize the amount of metal used, and therefore the weight. Not only are these tools much lighter than common hand tools, they are also easy on the wrists.
When it’s time to clean up the picked weeds and the raked leaves after an afternoon of garden work, Radius Garden’s Gator Grabber is a back-saver. With lightweight, telescoping handles and wide poly-fiber jaws, this tool allows you to pick up and transport debris quickly and easily without bending over, stooping, or straining.