Rated 5 out of
Excellent bit of kit, compounded the surface with ease ready for laying slabs.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 1 out of
Good while it lasted.
The tamper looks good and works well with a very robust head, unfortunately all the stories about the shaft breaking are true. After 20 mins tamping I started to notice a looseness in the head, upon inspection I saw lots of vertical cracks around the whole circumference of the shaft as it exits the tool. It's quickly getting worse. I'll have to return it, just hope there's enough life in it to finish the job. A real shame, with a better steel handle it would last for years.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 4 out of
" Does what it needs to do 2nd one I have bought great bit of kit Tamps hardcore ok , I use it for knocking back down grass areas after laying cables down nice neat job!
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 1 out of
Back to the drawing board !!
Despite previous reviews saying that the handle was weak, I purchased the 10" x 10" Tamper to compact soft soil that had been dug over and rotavated prior to laying turf.
The Tamper gave great results, compacting the soil well but after a few minutes I noticed hairline crack's appearing at the bottom of the handle shaft. By the time I had completed 2 m², the cracks had become far worse and I stopped before the head parted company with the shaft.
After less then two hours of buying the tool, I have returned it to screw fix and had a refund (their customer service is excellent).
I don't feel that this tool is fit for the purpose that it's designed for and would not recommend it, unless the handle design is changed for something more robust.
Date published: 2016-04-08