My Mom got a Garden Weasel decades ago, right after they came out. Used it for years. That thing could turn up even the hardest of dirt with little effort. You put your hands even gently on it's blades, you'd get small cuts.This newer version, not even a pale shadow. The blades are cheap and ineffective. Not nearly close enough to do the job. Have to push your whole body weight into it to get any dirt turned. I guess one person's 'Long Handle' is someone els..