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Old 02-11-2013, 09:55 AM
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I think they sell spare handles, cost like $5...
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:40 AM
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I have been using rakes and shovels with a fiberglass handle. Got them from sears, if they break or crack you get a new one. With a little care, treat them with respect, they last a long time.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:01 PM
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Sorry all the plastic handles we got degrade and crack eventually. Our stuff lays in the back of a pickup year round. Yes I can buy some steel handles but I am not going to put them in truck with out lockdown. And stuff just happens to get lost so I am looking for a solid cheap fix and this conduit I think will be the best. If it doesn't hold up I will put steel pipe and I know that holds up since I already converted one.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:22 PM
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I buy the fiberglass shovels at LOWES by kobalt. they dont break and if they do they have a lifetime no questions asked warranty

http://www.lowes.com/pd_95187-42268-...sales_dollar|1

under specifications shows a lifetime warranty.
I have switched a lot of hand tools to kolbalt especially tape measures after sears stopped warrantying them
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:49 PM
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[QUOTE=jones68;4672977]I buy the fiberglass shovels at LOWES by kobalt. they dont break and if they do they have a lifetime no questions asked warranty

http://www.lowes.com/pd_95187-42268-...sales_dollar|1

under specifications shows a lifetime warranty.
I have switched a lot of hand tools to kolbalt especially tape measures after sears stopped warr

Those are not much better than wood......tried all those they eventuall crack after being degraded by the weather. We aren't shoveling compost with ours we do real digging in rocky stuff, and dig out bushes and little trees. I have seen those plastic ones crack on the first job.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:39 PM
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You need some of these.

http://www.garrettwade.com/professio...ls/p/79W04.01/
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:31 PM
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Interesting you brought this up we seen this manufactuor at Expo last year and bought two shovels. They are the best and I keep em locked up for my personal use when I am on site. For transplanting nothing beats them. They are sharp and got some weight to them that helps. They need a little tweeking to product line no sharp shooter size and the irrigation shovel are tooo short on handles. I didn't know they had an outlet?
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:21 PM
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Some people don't know the proper maintenance for shovels. Then they blame the shovel for breaking. If you don't know look it up. Its old school.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:28 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.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:21 AM
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I feel your pain ive gave up on wood.... Im on composite wood or plastic from the depot mostly ames and rigid
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