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Place of Purchase
Home Depot or Amazon

Summary

This Ames Steel Tamper is ideal for packing and leveling soil, asphalt, gravel, stone and dirt. The high-quality hardwood handle provides durability and strength. The heavy steel head makes it a great tool for heavy construction, industrial and commercial applications.

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If you'd like to add your own review, please have the first sentence be "I give this _______ X out of 10 acorns."

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While not this exact product, here is a video on how to use the tool.

 
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I give this product 8 out of 10 acorns.

How often has it been utilized?
Several times over two years.

Review
I have found this tamper to be a simple but valuable tool to have on hand. Originally it was purchased to cold patch some issues in a driveway but has now moved towards some earthwork tasks such as laying pathways outside. The tool weights roughly ten pounds all together with attached hardwood handle and 8x8" steel head. Some people have reported snapping handles but I have not ran into that issue personally. Trick to the tool to prevent this is to let its natural weight do its share of the work. You might not think ten pounds is a lot but once you start tamping layers in it does well. The head on my unit has some semi-ugly welds but nothing that appears to be compromising. A couple acorns was deducted for it but it doesn't have to be pretty as long as it works.

Recommendation
I wouldn't hesitate recommending this tool.
 
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