My husband tends to be a little harsh on yardening tools, and then he doesn't always clean them before putting them away. (You're right. He doesn't always put them away, either.) But other than that he is the perfect husband. Mostly. See, it's only been 21 years and I haven't had time to fix everything yet.)
The point IS...I've had to accumulate a collection of my own yardening tools. I have physical limitations so I prefer the lighter weight of plastic and I always get the electric model of any tool that makes more noise than I do while working. When finished, I always bring them in, wipe them off and put them away. And BECAUSE at any minute I could get hit by an elk or, this time of year, a tourist, fall off a cliff or catch the Nile virus, I do any oiling or sharpening needed just before I use them again.
Another reason for buying this vicious looking tool is that when I try our old-fashioned "Grandpa's" weeder with the two prongs I rarely land it on the weed's sweet spot. I never get that 18" tap root attached to a weed the size of a dinner plate that HE always gets and holds up and yells, "Salad any one?" He gets those all the time and I end up with shredded vegetation resembling violent coleslaw. I put in twice as much energy and never get the tap root. But I don't leave holes, either.
This beautifully toothed tool looks as if the ROI for the energy I put in is going to increase significantly. I can't wait until it arrives and I can slip into my Yolanda/Honey Bunny character and go kick some tap a**!
Every now and then I allow the husband to use my tools, usually when it's something I want him to do. I don't expect he'll be needing to use this one, though - he's already Mr. 18" Tap Root, and Grandpa's weeder seems indestructible.