lol I forgot to say that some tourists go away with the tool part in their luggage! Then you just buy the handle.
I also wanted to tell the difference between Wood or iron handle. A lot of guatacas are sold already welded. They are a bit more heavy and they transmit more vibration, so there must be a reason… Actually you can see on the pics that the 1st is a new one, as the angles are still Sharp. The metal one is old and rounded by use in a stoney ground.
- We have a lot of stones, and one of the uses of the guataca is to remove stones, so they are very much used as a lever, which causes a lot of pressure, up to the point of breaking the welding after a few years.
- You can change the form of the iron handle easier, and the straight handle is not the best. When you bend it, you have a more opened angle, so you can have a better attack angle without bending yourself more. Entering the soil at 90º allows you a better effect with respect to the strength you use, and avoid some rebounds.
- It is the usual tool to mix cement in a Wheel-barrow!
So this means that it stays wet during all the time you work. Not good for the Wood handle.
The iron handle being a tube, it takes some care to wash it after use, and I am still angry at people leaving my tools heavier, so I bought the one for the garden, with a wooden handle, so that they leave it for my garden use!
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