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Old 02-12-2013, 05:11 PM
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I've had good luck with these for a couple of years in the hands of employees. Not too heavy.
http://www.landscapersstore.com/fisk...ng-shovel.html
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:15 PM
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Wolverine tools and king of spades are two great manufacturers of all steel shovels. They do not make a square point, so I made my own. I welded a piece of pipe to an square point head I had and welded a cap on it, ground it smooth, and plasti-dipped it. I will never buy another fiberglass handles shovel again, just not strong enough for heavy digging.
Wonder what is going on here with these shovels....when I looked at the
wolverine web site it had some of the exact same shovels as the garret. The guys at the expo wasn't call wolverine but logo exactly the same.
Guess they found outlets for thier product? Anyway both of these two site have some steel handle shovels.

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:00 PM
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I just use ones with metal handles...
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:03 PM
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Look under Structron-Seymour for better than average shovel's at a good price.

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Look under Structron-Seymour for better than average shovel's at a good price.

http://www.lewiscontractorsales.com/...roduct_Count=6
You have good experience with fiberglass handles.....we sure don't but thickness could be a factor. The sun degrades fiberglass fast.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:59 PM
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I've got a structron 4" trenching shovel and a square edge spade. Both have fiberglass handle's, both have been outside for 2 year's now, they have faded a little but neither have de-laminated or shed any fiber's. The rain hasn't touched them and that is what kill's wooden handle's. I'd give them a passing grade, especially for the price.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:55 AM
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I take it you're not the one using the steel handled shovel. They're a killer for your hands.

Wooden handles break because the socket of the shovel holds moisture and won't let the wood dry out so it rots. I periodically dip my shovels in a 5 gallon bucket of used motor oil. It's good for the blade, good for the wood. (It can be a real mess though).
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:40 PM
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1st choice Structron

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:12 PM
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I take it you're not the one using the steel handled shovel. They're a killer for your hands.

Wooden handles break because the socket of the shovel holds moisture and won't let the wood dry out so it rots. I periodically dip my shovels in a 5 gallon bucket of used motor oil. It's good for the blade, good for the wood. (It can be a real mess though).
I do use them and I always wear gloves but I understand what you are saying especially my conduit stuff is rough. I was thinking about putting motor oil on my wood handles today....good suggestion. I will take it
out and oil my trailer floor also.



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Old 02-13-2013, 07:29 PM
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Just widdle the handle and put it back in the shovel, Ive done that alot.
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