Let’s talk about titanium gardening tools.
For decades, forged, hardened or stainless steel was your best option for most garden tools. And let’s face it, there’s some top quality stuff out there. Who doesn’t love Felco, for example?
I used to wonder why no one had taken the next step though, and created titanium gardening tools. They would be lighter, they wouldn’t rust, and they’d be incredibly strong. Sure, they would probably be incredibly expensive. But people buy titanium bicycles. So why not titanium garden tools?
Then, about a year or two ago, I spotted the first titanium products I had ever seen, at a big box store. It was a few sets of pruners and loppers, made by Fiskars. At last, my dream had come true.
Turns out, though, that titanium gardening tools aren’t exactly what you’re imagining. Most of them are not made of solid titanium. I guess it’s still far too expensive.
What you get instead is a titanium coating. But don’t get that disappointed look on your face just yet. With a titanium coating, you get most of the benefits of titanium at a fraction of the cost of what solid titanium would be. You get increased blade life, so you don’t have to sharpen as much. You get a more slippery surface, for easier cutting and digging. And you get a much high level of corrosion resistance.
Here’s a round up of the titanium gardening tools that are on the market today.
Clauss AirShoc Titanium Gardening Tools
You might be thinking, “I’ve never heard of Clauss.” Well, they’ve been around since 1877. So you probably just weren’t paying attention.
- The Clauss 18485 Titanium Tree Branch Saw has a 10″ blade and a 7″ aluminum, ergonomic handle, which makes it easy to reach through thick vegetation and cut through thicker branches. Another bonus feature of this titanium gardening tool is the non-stick blade that won’t get stuck in a sappy branch.
- Keep your yard picture perfect with these Clauss 18489 Titanium Non-Stick Grass Shears. The ergonomic handle makes it easy to maneuver these shears along sidewalks, small hedges and between flowers while weeding. These bad boys also last up to five times longer than regular steel shears, so they get more work done for longer.
- Gardening is a much easier job when you have good quality tools, and this Clauss 18479 Titanium Garden Bypass Pruner is one tool every gardener should have. With non-stick, cutlery grade blades, this titanium garden tool is top-of-the-line. Using the 5″ handles, these pruners easily chomp through up to 3/4″ branches.
- Cutting through branches is a tough enough task as it is, so having a pair of Clauss 18487 Titanium Bypass Loppers can only make it easier. These titanium loppers have more strength and power than regular steel blades and stay sharper longer. Able to cut through 1.5″ thick branches, they can take on just about and type of bush or smaller trees. And with a lifetime warranty, you can put them to work without worrying.
Centurion Titanium Garden Tools
One of the more well-known titanium gardening tool brands, Centurion is popular for a reason. With a focus on quality craftsmanship, they offer durable, ergonomic tools that make gardening easier on the body.
- Centurion got it right with their Centurion 187 Titanium 10 inch Hedge Shears. These hedge shears offer added comfort measures to make trimming easier, allowing you to do more in less time. The gold, titanium nitride treated blade is the cutting blade, and it lasts four times longer than regular steel blades. Sharper for longer is always better.
- Chances are, when need to do some pruning, you’ll also notice that some branches need lopping, too. For this reason, Centurion offers this 411 Titanium Lopper and Bypass Pruner Set. Included in the set is a pair of 184 titanium 5/8″ bypass pruners and a 426 titanium 1.5″ lopper. With extra durable blades, this duo of titanium gardening tools makes the ultimate set for any level gardener.
- Centurion also sells its 184 Titanium Bypass Pruner by itself. The corrosion-resistant blade is treated with titanium nitride. This also keeps the blade strong and sharp up to four times longer than regular steel blades. These pruners can be used with either the left or right hand, making them a versatile tool to have around the greenhouse.
- Working hard to remove tough, dead wood, these Centurion Titanium Anvil Pruners (model 185) have a soft, ergonomic grip and can be used in either the left or right hand. The titanium coated top blade easily slices through branches and stems up to 5/8″.
Fiskars Titanium Gardening Tools
It turns out that Fiskars makes so much more than just school supplies. This brand turns out top-notch gardening tools, too. Think back to how good their scissors were when you were in the 3rd grade, and you’ll understand why they are considered one of the leaders in gardening tools, too.
- Because Fiskars is known for its cutting tools, it only makes sense that these Titanium Ratchet Drive Pruners are heavy duty while also reducing effort to chomp through 1″-thick branches. This titanium gardening tool has a ratcheting design feature that’s ergonomic makes this tool extra durable. The safety lock is another feature that makes these pruners appealing to gardeners with small children.
- With a 27″ long handle, 2″ cutting capacity and six step ratchet drive technology, these Fiskars Titanium Ratchet Drive Loppers mean business. It even looks like some mutant industrial beast ready to chow down on some dead branches. These are some titanium gardening tools every gardener should own.
- Titanium Bypass Loppers with a 31″ handle gives you the precise, scissor-like cutting quality you want from almost 3 feet away. With durable, lightweight aluminum handles, this titanium gardening tool is easy-to-use.
Razor-Back Titanium Gardening Tools
With more than 150 years in the industry, Razor-Back knows a thing or two about professional tools. It’s no surprise this company decided to add titanium gardening tools to its vast lineup of gardening and construction tools.
- If you live in an area with hard, compacted soil, this Titanium Xtra Round Point Shovel with Titanium Xtra is the shovel for you. If you want a strong, titanium garden tool, this shovel is worth every penny. The titanium head of the shovel reduces blade wear, and the dual rivet, extended tab sockets keep the handle in tact during even the most intense dig.
- The names of the Razor-Back products might be long and a bit redundant, but the Titanium Xtra Square Point Shovel with Titanium Xtra gets right to the point. It’s strong, durable and gets the job done. On top of the added strength of titanium to the blade, this titanium gardening tool has a forward turned-step that makes pushing the blade down a safer process. This is an ideal shovel for lighter gardening material like soil, sand or other garden debris.
Jackson Titanium Gardening Tools
A sister company to the Razor-Back brand, this 135 year-old company got its start towards the end of the Industrial Revolutions. Jackson also makes professional tools for gardening and construction.
- Jackson describes their J-250, Kodiak Round Point Shovel with Titanium Xtra as “the industry standard” of shovels. Titanium is added to the 14-gauge carbon steel blade giving this strong shovel even more strength. It’s made to withstand the toughest conditions in the garden and on the construction site.
- Made from a similar composition as the rounded shovel above, this J-250, Kodiak Square Point Shovel with Titanium Xtra works better for lighter projects. If you need to move soil, sand, or compost or shape a raised bed garden, this titanium shovel is the one for the job. The added titanium strengthens the blade for added durability, and the extended blade socket strengthens the connection between the blade and the handle. This shovel can do some serious lifting.
Union Tools Titanium Gardening Tools
Yet another sister brand to Razor Back, Union tools have more rustic roots. Using Verified Sustainable Hardwood for their wooden handles, this company knows what’s important to its American customers – good value tools that are as hard-working as the people using them.
- This Titanium Shield Lhrp Shovel – Part #: 1349000 is a rounded shovel, making it ideal for tough, digging jobs. The added titanium provides extra strength the the gardening tool, as well as durability. This titanium gardening tool can withstand the toughest soils, so put it to the test.
Did we miss any titanium garden tools? Do you own any of these tools? Leave a comment!