GOOD Spade - recommendations?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.

  2. mathews

    mathews LawnSite Member
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    just ordered some wolverine hand tools but haven't received them yet.... ill let you know
  3. stihljixxer

    stihljixxer LawnSite Member
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    Super socket from Home Depot. I think it's a ridgid brand
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I like these :waving:

  5. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Jersey
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    I have AM leonard's which are good. I think these people make them : 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
  6. BrendonTW

    BrendonTW LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Oklahoma City
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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.
  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. mathews

    mathews LawnSite Member
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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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