This is the first left handed tool I've ever bought. As my gardening time has been reduced, I really need the right tool for the job. I used to wait until after it had rained to pull up the weeds. Pleased to say with this tool, you can just get in there, even if the ground is pretty solid and just cut the weeds off in their prime. Especially good for awkward spaces between plants and under mature shrubs. I managed to complete about 3 meters of a densely overgrown patch in about half the time it would normally have taken. On a general maintenance basis, I can see it will reduce hoeing time down to about 10%. The sharp end of the blade is quite thin, so you need to take care when bashing down onto the odd stone. You get the hang of it very quickly. If I knew any left handers I would buy them this as a gift, for sure. Again I should have got this years ago, oh well, never mind, it just goes to show that internet shopping is a much better informed business, than hunting and pecking on the high street.