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Old 10-17-2011, 11:16 PM
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spade/sharp shooter

Where do you guys get decent tools?
Mainly I'm looking for a spade, D-handle, but I want the blade to be fairly flat at the tip.
All the stuff I find around here are drain spades. And they all have a pretty rounded blade.

I've gotten my present ones from Menards, and they have the right shape, size, but they are el cheapo, and last about 2 jobs, if I'm lucky, then they're trash. I can't find any in this town, and I really don't see anything on the web that looks much better
I've seen all steel ones, not sure they are the right shape either, but wow, they want $150, and that ain't gonna fly either.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:10 AM
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My guys all use a d handled yellow shovel with a blue spade on it.

Best I can describe it, it is a cross between a drain shovel and a trench clean out shovel.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:16 AM
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Like a garden spade shovel?
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:55 AM
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http://www.sierravalleytrading.com/B...e-_p_1474.html

Kind of like this one, but with a yellow poly shaft/handle. I will take a pic today when I stop by the jobsite.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:47 AM
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it's this one, all the real g sprinkler guys use it -

http://www.blastlineind.com/product-p/26m49667.htm
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:56 AM
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Bully tools are made in America. I've got the long handle bill dookie. solid sharpshooter in my opinion.

http://www.bullytools.com/shovels_scoops.html

Can be purchased at these fine outlets.
http://www.bullytools.com/retailers_n.html
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:40 PM
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Thanks guy's
Got some leads,
here's what mine looks like, and it's about 1 hit away from the scrap pile.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:48 PM
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I'm not a great fan of flat-edge garden spades, unless I want to remove turf in large pieces. D-handle shovels for repairs when I have to worry about what I might hit.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:36 PM
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My callouses are long gone, but I remember swinging those "tools". I spec'd these for ever and found them the best:

kenyontools.com
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:55 PM
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