We are putting in a patio for our picnic table and bbq and a seating are so we started taking out the grass this weekend. I can verify that a sod cutter is a much easier way to take out the grass then a shovel. After 10 minutes of shoveling me and Derick looked at eachother and said, "this is crazy I'm calling Ace Hardware." 30 minutes with that thing and we were done!!!!