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The biggest things aren't always the best. It's small but mighty when it comes to efficient work with the garden claw. That's why we've put together all the pros and cons for you in our big garden claw comparison to make it easier for you to choose the right model.

Small garden claws are practical and cheap

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  1. product types
  2. Other purchase criteria
  3. Brands/ where to buy
  4. care instructions
  5. equipment
  6. product types

    Garden claws are divided into two different types. On the one hand, you will find the usual models with a long handle on the market. In addition, you will also receive hand or mini claws, which differ from the usual models in terms of use.

    Small garden claws

    our recommendation
    Garden Claw MC220-12 Mini, GardenClaw
    21.98 EUR To the product

    The small garden claw (€45.30) is also often referred to as a mini claw. This also applies to the field of application. Although this type of product has three to four tines, just like the conventional garden claw, its small shape makes it possible to work extremely precisely in flower boxes, (16.99€) raised beds or planters.

    • Precise work
    • Cheaper
    • Not suitable for large areas
    • Work in a kneeling or stooped position

    Long garden claws

    our recommendation
    Garden Claw GC820-06 GardenClaw
    40.66 EUR To the product

    Long garden claws are the most common in the trade. Their design varies with regard to the intended use. For example, they either have a fixed handle or an attachment for other gardening tools. For our comparison with the mini claw, however, we only look at this product type superficially. The typical long handle allows you to work while standing, which is easy on your back. However, you can only loosen the soil in beds with this model. The subsoil of a lawn is usually too dense.

    Garden Claw Buying Guide

    • Ergonomic posture
    • Flexible
    • Not suitable for lawns

    Tip: You can also get extendable garden claws in stores, the length of which can be individually adjusted to the respective purpose.

    Other purchase criteria

    In order to buy a durable and effective model, you should pay attention to the following criteria when buying:


    An ergonomically shaped handle is important to prevent your hands from cramping or developing blisters and calluses when you work for a long time. Pick up the garden claw in the store and test whether it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.


    Many devices are made up of two individual parts. The transition from the tines to the handle should be screwed tight and not loosen.

    Brands/ where to buy

    You can find mini garden claws on the Internet, for example on Amazon or in hardware stores. We have put together a selection of recommended markets for you below:

    • obi
    • toom
    • Gardena
    • stretcher
    • Hornbach
    • Hagebau

    care instructions

    To protect your garden claw from rust, you should knock off the coarse dirt after each use and then wipe the tines with a damp cloth.


    In addition to the small garden claw, there are other effective tools that are better suited for some purposes due to their shape. It's best to combine your mini claw with a weed puller to remove tender, unwanted shoots from the ground and a digging fork for handling hay and dry grass.

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