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Old 03-03-2014, 10:03 AM
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GOOD Spade - recommendations?

Anyone out there recommend a good spade for landscaping? I am looking for a compact-head spade (not long nose), preferrably stainless steel, with tough non break handle (can be wood or synthetic), good for general grunt work like hole digging, edging, etc. Do not want sand shovel type, need a cutting spade.


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Old 03-03-2014, 04:17 PM
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just ordered some wolverine hand tools but haven't received them yet.... ill let you know
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:55 PM
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Super socket from Home Depot. I think it's a ridgid brand
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:00 PM
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:56 PM
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I have AM leonard's which are good. I think these people make them :http://www.wwmfg.com/ They are always at the nursery trade shows. I know people who have had them for over 30 years. They have a dealer locator on their site or you can buy them online. They have many different styles. King of Spades
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:08 PM
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Hisco brand shovels. I picked one of these up at a plumbing supply store and bought it. Had never held anything like it. It has outlasted every other shovel I own and shows no signs of wear except the tip, which is very thick and can be sharpened. Freaking heavy due to the blade and solid handle, but like I said, this thing is freakin awesome. It was nearly $100, but the other "heavy grade shovels" are usually $50 or more, and this thing has outlasted probably 4-5 rounds of purchasing other shovels. Only problem is it's hard to find a supplier here who keeps them in stock, and you can't order direct. Really sucks. Here's their web page and the shovel I'm talking about is model HI520L.

http://hisco-okc.com/products.php?id...-Point-Shovels
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:34 PM
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http://www.wolverinehandtools.com/wp.../12/LH15SB.jpg We use this, hard to beat it and my first choice for digging.
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We use the diamond point version of these..fantastic !!
http://www.toolsandsuppliesforless.n...426/index.html
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:37 PM
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We use the diamond point version of these..fantastic !!
http://www.toolsandsuppliesforless.n...426/index.html
Looks nice - are any of those stainless blades? Stainless lasts so much longer than anything galvanized.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:32 AM
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got some new spades yesterday and will be working them today. Will also try to get a close up pic
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