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Draper 61205 Long-Handled Bulb Planter

2.1 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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  • Lightweight
  • Foot treads to help planting
  • Weatherproof
  • Carbon steel
  • Easy to use

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 962 g
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  • Item model number: 61205
  • ASIN: B0001K9XMU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Mar. 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,614 in Garden & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Garden & Outdoors)

Product Description

Product Description

Long handled planter manufactured from chrome-plated carbon steel. Bulb planter has foot treads to assist planting in heavy soil conditions. Bulb planter diameter 60 mm.

All Draper tools are manufactured to high quality standards that are strictly controlled by our quality control engineers. They offer good value for money and a number of useful features to improve the performance of the product. All Draper products come backed by the Draper Tools guarantee.

Draper Tools is a family-run company that has been selling high-quality tools in the United Kingdom and beyond for more than 90 years. To bring you the tool you need, the Draper buying team sources innovative products, which adhere to strict ethical and quality standards, from all around the world.

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  • 1 x Draper 61205 long-handled bulb planter



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    Verified Purchase
    Found this tool excellent but would suggest adapting cutting edge i.e. serrated/dog toothed, as I personally found it a bit difficult on impacted soil (I have back problems). My husband used it with more ease, turning the handle back & forth. He is going to machine the "cutting edge" to make it easier for me, but, overall, very good value for money!
    We haven't found a similar tool in any local garden centres.
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    Not really fit for purpose. Handle is too flimsy and bent on the 3 rd bulb. Now un-usable
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    Have not found this as useful as I had hoped, but that is probably because of my heavy clay soil making core removal difficult on second hole. The long handled type easier then hand tool as at least you can force it into ground.
    But a good well-made sturdy tool none-the-less.
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    I bought one of these a few years ago for planting bulbs in a field of light, sandy soil. It's a lightly-made gadget, but I thought that it would cope OK with the light soil.

    Wrong. The grass in this field was well-rooted, and the planter had to cut through the roots, which was too much for it. So it died after a few hours, the handle breaking away from the body.

    If you are planting in well-dug flowerbeds, then I guess it might be okay. But in that case, why would you need a specialised bulb-planter when a trowel would do the job just as well?
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    This was a complete waste of time and effort. The tool broke within five minutes. It was then fixed but just bent due to extremely weak metal. In my humble opinion this should be sold with a note to inform the buyer that this is only for use to plant the odd bulb, when the soil is perfect.
    The system demands that i add a star to submit this entry however, it does not warrant even one star.
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    After trying to plant one bulb the nuts and bolts holding the handle to the blade came loose. After tightening them I attempted to plant a second bulb, this time the handle bent at the point where the top nut and bolt are located. Now useless.
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    This bulb planter managed to dig about 20 holes for bulbs before the handle broke. Dont waste your money.
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    I recently purchased this bulb planter in order to save me bending, as now I am older I have difficulty getting up and down.

    The planter was fine until I had to put on greater pressure because of harder ground. I was disgusted to find that the tubular handle bent, in the area of the top fixing screw, where it joins the blade. Attempts to straighten it and tighten the screw only resulted in the tube becoming flatter and weaker. The screws appear to come undone very easily and a locking washer could have been added to make them more secure.

    I have since seen a similar planter made by another company, also with a tubular handle but in that case an extra section of half tube had been 'wrapped round' the screw area to strengthen this weak point. Had this been added to the Draper model I think it would have been much more stable.

    My opinion is that if heavier gauge tube had been used in the manufacture, the problem would not have happened.
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