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Fokin hoe as a budget/small space scythe?

 
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I've been wanting a scythe, but it's out of my budget at the moment. I saw video of the fokin hoe being used to clear grass in a similar fashion as a scythe. Does it cut as effectively as a scythe, albeit on a smaller scale? Or does it take does it take significantly more force to cut through grass? I hate using a weed-eater, and I'm hoping this could do a lot of the work I typically do with that. A scythe is still on my list, but at least the fokin hoe doesn't make my wallet scream and run away.
 
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A scythe costs about the same as the hoe and from what ive seen it looks more like a scraping and choping tool rather than a grass cutter...
 
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connor burke wrote:A scythe costs about the same as the hoe and from what ive seen it looks more like a scraping and choping tool rather than a grass cutter...



A scythe costs about $250.00  The hoe costs $11.00
 
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Trace Oswald wrote:

connor burke wrote:A scythe costs about the same as the hoe and from what ive seen it looks more like a scraping and choping tool rather than a grass cutter...



A scythe costs about $250.00  The hoe costs $11.00



Yeah. The hoe costs nowhere near what a scythe does.

And I've seen video of it used this way. I'm just looking for people's actual experience to see if it's comparable.
 
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Mathew Trotter wrote:

Trace Oswald wrote:

connor burke wrote:A scythe costs about the same as the hoe and from what ive seen it looks more like a scraping and choping tool rather than a grass cutter...



A scythe costs about $250.00  The hoe costs $11.00



Yeah. The hoe costs nowhere near what a scythe does.

And I've seen video of it used this way. I'm just looking for people's actual experience to see if it's comparable.



I just got an e-mail from Yury.  Mine is being sent.  I'll try it out and let you know as soon as I get it.
 
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