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Is there such a thing as a good outdoor broom to buy?

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Can anyone recommend a good quality garden broom?  I've looked on Amazon and DIY shops  and the reviews are awful - even the reliable brands.  Thanks so much 
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  • Brie
    Brie Posts: 10,011 Forumite
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    20 years back I sent the OH off to Wilko to buy a stiff bristle outdoor broom.  We may have had to replace the shaft of it at some point (screw into place) but the brush portion is still fine.  Was probably a couple of quid at the time but may be up to £7 or similar now.

    The bristle are proper stiff, no idea what they are made of but not cheap flimsy plastic.
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  • iceangel8
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    I think the problem is the rubbish quality of the screws that attach the head.  Thanks anyway 
  • tacpot12
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    I've started looking at commercial items when the retail stuff is all low quality. You might look at a janitorial supply house for a good broom. 
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  • Silvertabby
    Silvertabby Posts: 9,023 Forumite
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    My late gran once said that all modern stuff is rubbish.  The broom she bought as a young bride was still going strong after 40 years - and in all that time it had only needed 2 new handles and 3 new heads.
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    My late gran once said that all modern stuff is rubbish.  The broom she bought as a young bride was still going strong after 40 years - and in all that time it had only needed 2 new handles and 3 new heads.
    Your gran didn’t go by the name of ‘Trigger’ by any chance?  :)
  • Silvertabby
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    My late gran once said that all modern stuff is rubbish.  The broom she bought as a young bride was still going strong after 40 years - and in all that time it had only needed 2 new handles and 3 new heads.
    Your gran didn’t go by the name of ‘Trigger’ by any chance?  :)
    This was before Trigger - when we watched that episode of 'Only Fools' we immediately thought of gran! 
  • twopenny
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    When you say you looked in diy shops was that the big chains or independent retailers?
    I had 2 big ones over 40years that came from builders merchants. The second was still good but i gave it away.  Trades people won't put up with rubbish.
    Eventually the weight of them was too much for me and I bought a smaller one from a local hardware shop.
    Granted I had to get someone to hammer a nail between head and handle but it's just fine 5yrs on.

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  • iceangel8
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    They all seem to break or the angle of brush doesn't work.  Some are over £30 with terrible reviews 
  • Apodemus
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    I'd go to an agricultural supplier and buy a yard brush...or go to a horsey place and buy the same brush for twice the price!  :)

    Mine is now 30 years old and only recently needed its first repair - a replacement screw to keep the head on.
  • Slinky
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    Is it possible to buy just a broom head anymore? We've got a broom but the bristles are worn down so just need a new head. The likes of B&Q only had full brooms
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