Pick Mattock vs Cutter Mattock

A Mattock, by definition, is a hand tool used predominantly for digging and chopping. Similar to the pick axe, it features a long handle made of either wood or fibreglass and has either a vertical axe blade with a horizontal blade or a pick on one side with horizontal blade. So why a mattock over other tools?

Cutter Mattock

A cutter mattock features a vertical blade on one side and a horizontal blade on the other. The vertical axe blade is designed with a sharp cutting edge - ideal for cutting the gnarliest stumps and roots. The horizontal blade (or adze) has a slight curve design which helps it to penetrate and move large amounts of soil at once.

Check out the Atlas Trade 5lb Fibreglass Handle Cutter Mattock or the Atlas Trade 5lb Wooden Handle, Cutter/Mattock

Pick Mattock

A pick mattock has a long tapered pick which helps allow the right amount of force and momentum to break up tough product. A pick mattock is ideal for breaking and dislodging solid product such as rocks and stones and the horizontal blade (adze) is used to dog or hoe the earth.

Check out the Atlas Trade 5lb Fibreglass Handle Pick Mattock or the Atlas Trade 5lb Wooden Handle Pick Mattock


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