Ergonomics FAQ

Safety and comfort in gardening

What is an ergonomically designed product?

A product designed to accommodate people’s capabilities and limitations

What are the benefits of an ergonomic garden tool system?

There are three primary benefits:

1. Safety

When working with garden hand tools, we must always remember that we are working with tools with sharp blades and even sharper points. These tools must be used with care.

Consequently, strength and durability are important. A garden tool that breaks under stress can result in a serious accident.

2. Comfort When Gardening from a Kneeling Position

When working in the kneeling position, the shape of the handle is as important as the gripping surface. The handle must support the gardening tools as well as be “user friendly” to the gardener’s hands, wrists, and forearms. There will be times when a two-handed grip is needed, and the handle must be capable of supporting this requirement.

The gripping surface must be soft, but firm and thick enough to be comfortable. The gripping surface must also be non-slip and weatherproof.

3. Comfort When Gardening from a Standing Position

Ergonomic design in a garden tool is most important when working from a standing position, where the gardener needs maximum leverage and weight to complete a task. When using a conventional pole handle construction-grade shovel, it is common for the gardener to struggle and be off balance. It is in this position where slipping, falling, and injury may occur.

The perfect design for a standing work handle is one where the hands, arms, and legs can work in perfect harmony to generate maximum leverage with minimal effort. It must also include a “comfort zone” for foot safety as well as provide an ideal positioning of the foot directly over our work.

The gripping surface must be soft, but firm and thick enough to be comfortable. The gripping surface must also be non-slip and weatherproof.

What are the ergonomic benefits of the Perfect Garden Tool System?

The ergonomic design of the Perfect Garden Tool System is superior. Conventional “garden” tools, for the most part, were made for activities other than home gardening and were not designed with ergonomics in mind. The Perfect Garden Tool System is a technologically advanced system with ergonomic benefits that far exceed traditional hand tools available today. Add our 100% No-nonsense Lifetime Tool Replacement Warranty and you have the Perfect Garden Tool System: the last garden tools you will ever need.