Diggit Hand Tool

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Diggit Hand Tool

What Makes it Good?

Diggit was born out of a mother son collaboration between Elena and Paul Shemeta of the Seattle area. This northwest duo's first gardening tool hit the market in 1997 at Seattle's Fremont Sunday Market. While Paul was tasked with the refinement of the tool and the fabrication process, he credits Elena for the creation of Diggit. It was Elena who was responsible for the initial concept and the drive to get it to market.

When Elena got fed up with the mess that a weeding claw was making of her soil, she went in search of a better tool. After rummaging around her cluttered cellar for some time, her tool of choice was a foot-long tent stake. When she began weeding with the tent stake, to her surprise, it worked phenomenally. It uprooted the weeds efficiently and cleanly, roots and all. When Elena convinced Paul (who was now an accomplished mechanical engineer) that they should figure out how to refine and produce it in volume, they were on their way.

Paul worked for a year perfecting the tool. According to him, his process was "a lot of trial and error with assembly methods, the design and size of the tool, digging weeds at halftime during football games, asking people their opinions about the latest design..."

Using Diggit was the real key for Paul though. He went through alot of different handles before settling on the one that is used now. He knew it was the right one because even during intensive weeding sessions, he says, "It didn't give me blisters."

The original Diggit is a multi-purpose garden tool that's great for fine digging, weed removal, and seed/bulb planting. It’s built with long-lasting materials and made 100% in the USA.

Guaranteed for 5 years against breakage or manufacturing defects


Heavy gauge galvanized steel to avoid bending and rust
Handle is palm-friendly and too bright to get lost in the garden
Blade has inch and centimeter marker notches for planting depth
Built to last using strong, weather-proof materials
Hole for hanging
Made in USA!

Garden Uses

Removing dandelions and other tap-rooted weeds
Planting bulbs and seedlings
Spreading small seeds evenly
Spacing row crops – tool is one foot long

More Information
Country of Manufacture United States
Length 1.375
Height 12"
Width 1.625"
Color Orange
Brand Diggit, Inc.