Two options: Diamond Tip or Straight Blade
Need a heavy-duty digging spade your crew can't break?
The "King of Spades" was first introduced to me by a colleague in Vancouver many moons ago, and has been one of my company's secret weapons for planting and transplanting mature plant material for over 20 years.
This model has a shorter, lighter d-handle and the same tapered 15" cutting edge as the long-handled version; resists dents and nicks from hard digging conditions.
These spades are rough, tough, amazing digging tools that will cut through anything and can be used to lever huge, weighty mature plants out of the ground. My brother the carpenter loves it for trenching and digging post-holes in hard ground.
I would hazard to say that they are virtually unbreakable. Our original is still going strong after being used by many young, strong crew members over the years, some of whom were very good at breaking shovels and spades in their enthusiasm for digging.
Needless to say, beware irrigation and gas lines! In fact, the fellow who first demonstrated it to me hit the gas line in his garden. Yes, there were firetrucks and quite a bit of fuss.
Made of aircraft-quality steel, it is super strong, rust resistant, and comes with a five-year manufacturer's guarantee against breakage under normal use.
Large rubber foot pad can be bolted to either side of the blade step for digging comfort.
- length: 41" (104cm)
- blade length: 13" - tapers from 7¾" (19.6cm) at the top to 6½" (16.5cm) at the bottom
- weight: 6.25 lbs (2.3kg)
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