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Dex Fit Nitrile Work Gloves
Sold in packs of 12, these breathable nylon-spandex gloves feature a nitrile rubber grip that prevents tools from slipping but allows use of a smartphone touchscreen. They’re also machine-washable.
$39 for 12, amazon.com
This clever contraption combines the teeth of a rake with the scoop of a shovel, making it easier to remove wet leaves, fallen apples, horse manure, and other backyard messes. You can even use it to dig up potatoes.
Agri-Fab Push Lawn Sweeper
As you wheel this sweeper around, a brush on the underside lifts up lawn clippings, leaves, twigs, acorns, and other debris—but without damaging your grass as rakes can. Agri-Fab also makes towable lawn sweepers.
Make quick work of your woodpile with this cast-iron splitter, invented by a 13-year-old girl for a school science project. Set each log on the blade, then whack the log with a mallet to safely split it into kindling.
DR Power BurnCage
Need to burn a brush pile safely and efficiently? This stainless-steel cage maximizes airflow to burn leaves, wood, or paper at high temperatures while preventing flyaway embers. The cage also folds flat for easy storing.
$300 to $500, drpower.com
Source: PopularMechanics.com ■