spade/sharp shooter

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dirt Boy, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 487

    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:hammerhead:
    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.
     
  2. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    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.
     
  3. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

  5. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
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  6. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 487

    Thanks guy's
    Got some leads,
    here's what mine looks like, and it's about 1 hit away from the scrap pile.

    shovel 1.png

    shovel 2.jpg
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,460

    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.
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,606

    My callouses are long gone, but I remember swinging those "tools". I spec'd these for ever and found them the best:

    kenyontools.com
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,460

    always a moment of shame, when the season's first blister appears
     

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