Spear & Jackson Neverbend Hand Tools UK Review 

By  Enda

Many UK gardeners will be very familiar with the popular Spear & Jackson brand, when it comes to buying and using a range of garden tools. They are best known for their hand tools which include the tradition spade, digging fork, hedge shears and the smaller trowel and weed sets.

They have one range known as the "Neverbend" range of tools. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that this branding refers to their strength and longevity of this range of hand tools used in the garden.

In this article we want to cover off what is available in that range, and also to include what the best sellers are, and indeed what buyers have to say about the individual hand tools in the range.

What Tools Are in the Neverbend Range?

In this Spear & Jackson range you will find the following garden hand tools:

  • Hand Tool Gift Sets - these do make good quality gardening gifts for gardeners of all ages
  • Hand and transplanting trowels
  • Weed Forks
  • A range of digging spades including border spades, and normal digging spades
  • Shovels
  • A range of garden forks including potato forks, border forks, and digging forks
  • Rakes including leaf and soil rakes
  • Dutch Hoes
  • Hand Cultivators
  • Root Breakers
  • Daisy Grubbers
  • Hand Screw Weeders

So as you can see it is the general selection of hand tools aimed primarily at digging and looking after borders and small gardens.

We have broken these down into sections so as you can see what individual hand tools are available.

Neverbend Hand Tool Reviews

In this section you will find short and concise reviews on what hand tools are available in each type. In some cases there is just one tool. We have also included the buyer ratings for each tool.

These buyer ratings are the average score that buyers have given to the tool, and those have been taken from a number of online websites, where these tools are regularly sold. We have then worked out the average buyer satisfaction rating, based ona maximum score of 100%

You will be able to see that score in the brackets beside the product name of each hand tool.

Neverbend Carbon Digging Fork

Spear & Jackson 1680NB Neverbend Carbon Digging Fork

This is a popular digging fork in the Neverbend range

It has been forged from a single piece of steel which gives it its strength

 It has an FSC approved split YD weatherproofed ash wood shaft for durability and the shaft is 760 mm in length - the handle is designed with a forward tilt that gives the ideal digging angle.

The head size is 280 x 180 mm

The majority of buyers said this is well made and very strong and they have used it to help remove hedges and tree roots.

Check Amazon UK for Availability - Price when reviewed £30.94 - 88% customer satisfaction based on 500+ buyers

Stainless Steel Weed Fork Bundle

Spear & Jackson 3010TR Neverbend Stainless Steel Hand Trowel

This is one of the most popular choices in the Neverbend range and is a hand fork and spade combination.

These are used for weeding and planting and these do make a very nice high quality set

Like all the tools in this range, they have mirror-polished stainless steel heads that are rust resistant and also help the soil from sticking to them

They have a long weatherproofed hardwood shaft for great durability and a stainless steel ferrule

They have both been tanged for knuckle clearance

Check Amazon UK for Availability - Price when reviewed £27.74 - 96% customer satisfaction based on 50+ buyers

Stainless Steel Weed Fork

Spear & Jackson 3060WF Neverbend Stainless Steel Weed Fork

Every gardener in the UK needs a hand garden weed fork. This is the Spear& Jackson Neverbend model, which gets excellent reviews

If you only ever want to buy one garden fork, then this is a very good choice as it is extremely well made and built to last - that's why it comes with a 10 year guarantee

Like most of these Neverbend range, this hand fork has a mirror-polished stainless steel head, a long weatherproofed hardwood shaft, and a stainless steel ferrule

It has been tanged for knuckle clearance.

Check Amazon UK for Availability - Price when reviewed £13.85 - 96% customer satisfaction based on 300+ buyers

Border Fork

Spear & Jackson 1684NB Neverbend Carbon Border Fork, 93.5 x 14.5 x 7 cm

This is a popular border fork in the Neverbend range

Border forks are smaller and lighter than the traditional garden style of fork, and makes them popular with many gardeners.

Their main purpose as the name would suggest is for digging in borders as they has a smaller head and allows you to work around any existing plants or shrubs.

This model has a forged carbon steel head and socket for strength, which has been hammer finished and also has an epoxy coated head for improved resistance to rust, scratches and  humidity

It has a weatherproofed hardwood shaft for durability

It also has a good grip handle with a forward tilt which gives the ideal digging angle

Check Amazon UK for Availability - Price when reviewed £22.95 - 88% customer satisfaction based on 500+ buyers

Professional Dutch Hoe

Spear & Jackson 3480BT Neverbend Professional Dutch Hoe

Just about every gardener in the UK will own some type of "Dutch Hoe." This of course is the one in the Neverbend range.

At 94% the reviews are very good on this hoe. It has a hardwood shaft and a 6 inch wide carbon steel head.

The head has been covered with an epoxy coating to help prevent rust and scratches

It has a wooden shaft which has been weather proofed so certainly built to last

It is a big heavy and strong hoe which works well enough, but some buyers would have liked this hoe to be much lighter. We think it is a good choice for professionals who use these regularly and want something that will last.

Check Amazon UK for Availability - Price when reviewed £39.30 - 90% customer satisfaction based on 50+ buyers


Spear & Jackson 3883NB Neverbend Carbon Cultivator

This is a 3 pronged hand cultivator with a coated head that will help prevent rust and moisture from damaging the tool.

It has a hard wood handle which is strong and tough. This type of hand cultivator is easier to use than using a standard garden fork.

The 3 prongs easily get into the soil and then a simple twist helps break up compacted soil.

These are good for working on borders and on smaller vegetable plots and flower beds.

It has a solid wooden shaft and the prongs have been well coated to prevent rust. It has certainly been built to last, and is a lot easier to use than a garden fork.

Check Amazon UK for Availability - Price when reviewed £38.92 - 96% customer satisfaction based on 50+ buyers

Daisy Grubber

Spear & Jackson 4096NB Neverbend Carbon Daisy Grubber

This is made from carbon steel and designed to remove weeds from gardens and lawms.

It works best by inserting the blade into the ground from a vertical position next to the centre of the weed with the prongs either side of the weeds stem or root.

Then push the tool into the ground for approximately 2-inches and then lever out the root.

The blade is made from a single piece of carbon steel for strength covered with an epoxy coating to resist rust and humidity

The handle is 127 mm (5-inch) handle and is made from hardwood.

It is a tough tool though does mean a bit of manual work. A few buyers said the prongs were too close together and easily clogged up.

Check Amazon UK for Availability - Price when reviewed £6.45 - 86% customer satisfaction based on 200+ buyers


I am someone who enjoys a little gardening. Now I am not someone who spend hours in the garden, but I do like both my front and back gardens to look really nice. Well kept lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, and borders filled with plants, make a huge difference, to how your property looks.

Enda McLarnon

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