Just widdle the handle and put it back in the shovel, Ive done that alot.
oke doke....or you can go to Lowes and buy a 16' piece of 1.25 inch conduit and cut it to length and put in with a bolt. Cost about $7. and I don't think it will ever ever break. Isn't that a better deal. I seen about 10 new shovels at our shop ready for the summer run. Next year we aren't going to need any new ones.