The ideal tool for the garden, lifestyle block, vineyard, farm and more.
The Slammer Tool is favoured by many professional landscapers, botanical gardens and park departments for it's simplicity, durability and ease of use. Simple landscaping jobs can become difficult when there is a rock, root, hard ground, or buried concrete in the area you want to dig. With the Slammer tool you can deal with tough jobs much more efficiently and with less strain on your back.
- Get more done in less time.
- Make plants happier with bigger, well aerated holes.
- Use less energy to work smarter, not harder.
- No twisting or swinging. Use core strength and maintain upright posture.
- Precision digging - accurately hitting the same spot again and again
Planting Trees and Plants
The bigger the hole the faster the tree/plant will grow. Use the Slammer to aerate the soil deep and wide. Remove all existing plants. It's not necessary to lift all the dirt out of the hole. Mix in compost or fertiliser. Once planted, pack well and stake if necessary. TIP: Make sure the Slammer blade is sharp.
Pry roots apart. Use the Slammer tool to cut around the root ball of desired cutting. Keep root ball together. Try to keep damp and replant as soon as possible. This cutting may need some pruning above soil to minimise shock. Lift with Slammer tool around the root ball, place into fabric, pot or tarp to keep the root ball from breaking up.
Removing Flax, Bamboo and Large Grasses
Tie or cut back plant to gain access to main base of plant. Cut into root base, rock blade from side to side to walk out. In dense bamboo roots you may have to cut multiple times when prying out. With extended bamboo work it is advisable to use two people with a Slammer each to work and lift together. TIP: For large roots cut at 45 degrees one way then 45 degrees opposite until you get through like an axe.
Downloadable pdf: step-by-step guide for control of bamboo:
With the Slammer's sharp blade, cut around the stump and locate areas with large roots. Cut underneath root and break off completely. Work back to main stump to loosen soil in area. Continue to cut and pry until the stump moves. Once stump is moving, remove material and cut taproot at bottom, then pry out of hole.
Use the Slammer tool like you would a digging bar to break up the soil. If digging in sod, cut around the area you are digging, chop in two then cut out under to get perfect bits of sod just using the bottom or female part of the Slammer. TIP: Dig from your knees and try not to use your back like a crane.
Removing Woody Weeds
When dealing with woody weeds with long taproots, sometimes the female part of the Slammer tool is enough to dig down and lift the root out of the ground. If not, use the Slammer tool with its inner bar to drive down taproot, loosen then pull. TIP: For best results do this before plants seed.
The Chisel Point Slammer tool is the best option, but the Slammer tool's diamond blade will also work. It may take more effort than a point but once the blade is in the crack the blade is quicker to use.
Digging Post Holes
When digging fence posts use the Slammer tool to break up the soil, then lift out soil with weapon of choice (Hand auger, post hole digger, post hole spade). When digging, deep slam from your knees. Tamp with the inner bar of the Slammer tool at the bottom of hole, then attach Rammer to tamp the rest of hole tight. TIP: Mark different depths on the lower section of the tool to know when you are deep enough or where to expect service lines (sewer, power, phone).