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In the Midwest we have Fleet Farm, Tractor Supply, and Farm & Fleet.

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Every once in a while we manage to find wood handle brooms and we buy one, not very common as most are now thin sheet metal handles and they do break very easy.

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with a EX-21
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These hold up great and it's tough to beat the price. Sam's sells both the push style and regular style that also comes with a dust pan.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/pr...oductId=109252
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Just for kicks I took a look at McMaster-Carr. They have all kinds of brooms including corn brooms, heavy duty etc.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#floor-brooms/=h4p0le
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There is a shortage of wood. The wood is going to make all the paper used in store receipts with all the games and surveys.
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HD has an Ash wood broom handle with a threaded metal end.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051





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Just for kicks I took a look at McMaster-Carr. They have all kinds of brooms including corn brooms, heavy duty etc.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#floor-brooms/=h4p0le
I did not even know they were still around. I have an old 1988 catalog that I keep for identifying parts. Iíll have to save the link. But wows are the wood handles expensive. If those $4 wood handles from Amazon fit the cheaper $10 broom, I think Iíll go that way and just replace the bristle heads when they wear out.

I like the small angle brooms because my shop is too just small for anything else. Sometimes if itís not too bad, I just open the garage door and use my electric leaf blower, but my wife and daughter complain about the saw dust on their cars.

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HD has an Ash wood broom handle with a threaded metal end.
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Interesting, I might pick one of those up just to see if it will screw on to the broken brooms that I have.

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