I can use it for many tasks. Like digging holes. I just pick up on the handle and bury the front end. Then I can 'move' the soft dirt out with my hands or whatever. I can also pull down on the handle and only let it take the first two inches of dirt or so. THAT is good for cutting weeds. Not to mention turning over dirt for planting.
I was told when I bought this tiller that it would be harder to use than a rear-tine tiller. I bought it because it had big tines and a big motor AND it was $300. The same size, rear-tine cost over $700. I figured I would learn how to use it for $400. That was ten years ago.
Turns out that it is very similar to use as one of those big buffers they use in the hospitals to wax floors. I was 18 years old when I was trained to use one of those.
It is a little like wrestling alligators. You can FEEL the power and KNOW it is a fine line between maneuvering IT, and it SLAMMING you. Or DRAGGING you. Or tearing something up.
I love GOOD tools. Always have. Not really a Girl-thing, is it?