Model # 2531700

Internet # 204476045

Store SKU # 227889

16 in. D-Handle Drain Spade

$24.97 /each
  • Narrow, tempered steel blade for trench digging
  • Foot step for comfort and control
  • Strong hardwood handle with poly D-grip



Model # 2531700

Internet # 204476045

Store SKU # 227889

The Ames D-Handled Drain Spade is designed for digging narrow trenches and cleaning out previously dug ditches. It is also great for transplanting live trees and shrubs. The 16 in. blade is long and narrow to dig into tight spaces.

  • Tempered steel blade for years of service
  • Comfort step for secure foot placement
  • 24 in. North American hardwood handle for strength and durability
  • D-grip for added comfort and control


Blade Length (In.) 
16 in 
Blade width (in.) 
Handle Length (in.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Blade Material 
Coated Blades 
D-Grip Handle 
Garden Center Tool Type 
Handle Material 
Product Weight (lb.) 
3.84 lb 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
15 year 


Price: $20 - $30
Brand: Ames
Review Rating: 4 & Up
Blade Material: Steel
Blade width (in.): 6.00 - 10.00
Garden Center Tool Type: Shovel
Handle Length (in.): 24
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What is the width of the blade at the bottom of the spade?

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November 2, 2015
The specs say the blade is over 7 inches wide but I can't tell if that is at the top where you put your foot, or at the bottom where it penetrates the soil.
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November 5, 2015
That measurement is at the top of the blade where the comfort steps are. The tip of the blade is 4.75 inches wide.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dig it! Spade works like a charm. Good produc, good value for the moneyt February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ......like a spoon for the cake! A very efficient tool. I was skeptical about a trenching with a spade in my dry clay soil; but I was wrong. This tool was like digging a cake with spoon. i do really appreciate it. it is very easy to use; just give a push with your foot, and there it goes down... Nice engineering design behind the manufacturing; and it is made in the USA too! May 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Can't dig without it! I had to dig a 100' long, 6" wide and 15" deep trench for a French Drain in my back yard. We have very hard clay here in Ohio, plus it rained the day before so I had a big job ahead of me. My regular shovel was not sharp enough to do the job, but this thing went through the clay dirt like a hot knife through butter. Cut very clean lines and shown no signs of cracking or breaking. I would not have been able to do this job without this shovel. The grip handle makes it that much easier to use and I do not have one blister on my hand after using this. I also used this to plant some larger trees, so well worth the money! July 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great shovel. I'm using this to dig irrigation trenches in my rock and clay-filled backyard. It's been great. I've abused it pretty good so far and it snaps back. If I try to bite off too much, the blade will flex as I try to pry the next chunk of soil out of the trench. What's impressive is that it'll snap right back after I do it. The temper on the steel is just great. It's got a nice wide, slightly-textured flange on top to press down with your boot. Recommended. August 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is a nice shovel As an older person, 72, I tire out easily with a standard shovel. With this shovel I can work a long time. Just dig with smaller ... It has a smaller foot print. Jim July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spade Nice narrow spade with a wide place for your foot. Reasonably priced. July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked well for drain tile Worked well for drain tile. Like the foot platform June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 16 inch spade I find this much easier to use than spade. I am 78 yr old female and the narrow blade makes it easier for me to dig up bulbs ,split hostas ets. Love it and would highly recommend it. June 2, 2015
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