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  Valley Oak Broadforks feel great in your hands!

   Lightweight, yet plenty tough to break tight ground.

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The Valley Oak Tools steel broadfork combines superior materials, improved design, and attention to detail that you just don't find in other garden tools.

The Materials:  Our broadforks are constructed with 1/4" alloy steel tines and offer thin-wall extra-strong chromoly steel handles that are light enough to lug around all day.

The Design:  Our square treadbar is much more comfortable to work with than the rounded ones you can find elsewhere.  The angle of the tines is slightly reduced, making it easier to balance when stepping on the treadbar.  The shape of the tine itself has been sculpted for better soil penetration and lighter overall weight without sacrificing durability.

The Attention to Detail:  We round off all sharp edges;  The tools are sandblasted and powder coated for a comfortable look and feel.

What about our Satisfaction Guarantee?

Each Valley Oak Tool is guaranteed to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the life of the tool under normal wear and tear.  We also give a 6-month full-refund return policy -- FOR ANY REASON.  Don't like it?  Send it back.  We've had this policy for several years and rarely get a return, because our customers would rather keep their tools.  Our customers are thrilled with these tools, and we are confident that you will be, too!

Why have we discontinued Wood Handled Broadforks?

We have many satisfied owners of our wood handled broadforks. However, the cost and difficulty of turning each handle to a precise dimension on the lathe have prompted us to switch entirely to the lightweight, super strong chromoly steel handles.

Now is your chance to pick up one of our wood handle broadforks at BARGAIN PRICES!

Why do serious gardeners love our broadfork?

  • ¼” Thick tempered-steel tines — We've put these tines to the ultimate test. Even in roots, rocks, and clay they're nearly impossible to bend.
  • Weighted and balanced for all-day use — We designed the Valley Oak Broadfork to strike the ideal balance between ground-breaking efficiency and all-day ease of use. 
  • 12" Long tines — This is the perfect length for aerating your garden soil. Tines longer than 12" make the tool difficult to use for prolonged periods and for average-size gardeners.
  • 1½" Square treadbar — Round steel is very slippery, especially when wet. A square treadbar creates amore stable place for you to stand and 1½" is plenty wide for your feet to be comfortable and secure.  
  • Balanced design, stout handles, reinforced tines, and a wider treadbar — We make a tool that is simple to use, extremely durable, totally reliable, and easy on your body.
  • Human powered, no smelly fumes, no jolting noise, no pollution, and it saves earthworms.
  • No assembly required — Your broadfork will arrive as a single unit (in the Contiguous U.S.). It is ready to go to work, right out of the box.
  • Made in the U.S.A. — Hand made in our shop in Chico, CA                 

Have more questions? Consult our Frequently Asked Questions page or Contact Us today!

What our customers are saying:

"We have hard packed clay soil with a lot of rock,which makes it very difficult to initially break ground as my wife and I are each under 150 pounds. But after the first time it gets better. It works amazingly well in our established beds. We even used it last weekend to remove sod and establish a garden space in my daughters back yard. We love it!" -- Erik Brown

"I was not sure how this tool was going to perform in my clay soil. It was awesome. I would definitely recommend this tool to anyone. It is well worth the money. It is well made and will last many years." -- Darrin Gainer



4-Tine Narrow

4-Tine Standard


(with steel handles)
15 Lbs 15 Lbs 16.5 Lbs
(with wooden handles)
14 Lbs 14 Lbs 15.5 Lbs
48 inch handles,
60 inches total
48 inch handles,
60 inches total
48 inch handles,
60 inches total
Width 20 inches 21.5 inches 22.5 inches
Tines Width 15.5 inches 17 inches 18.5 inches
Tine Spacing 5 inches 5.5 inches 4.5 inches