Ames 48 in. Steel Digging Shovel with Fiberglass Handle-1533200 - The Home Depot


Model # 1533200

Internet # 202054947

Store SKU # 669815

48 in. Steel Digging Shovel with Fiberglass Handle

Ames 48 in. Steel Digging Shovel with Fiberglass Handle

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Model # 1533200

Internet # 202054947

Store SKU # 669815

This long handle round point shovel is suitable for digging and gardening, particularly in tilled soil. This is a light-use tool for infrequent jobs and yard maintenance. It is of good value to homeowners with smaller landscaping and gardening requirements.

  • Tempered steel blade for years of service
  • Forward turned step for secure foot placement
  • 42 in. Fiberglass handle is stronger than wood
  • Cushion grip for added leverage and control
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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Assembled Depth (in.)  4.625 in  Assembled Height (in.)  55.75 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  8.25 in  Blade Length (In.)  11 in 
Blade width (in.)  8.25  Handle length (in.)  42 
Blade Material  Steel  Coated Blades  Yes 
D-Grip Handle  No  Garden Center Tool Type  Shovel 
Handle Material  Fiberglass  Product Weight (lb.)  3.2 lb 
Returnable  90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  5 years 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by A fine shovel My shovel is great for common yard work and small projects. I was attracted to the fiberglass handle, as I am quite hard on tools. I do not doubt it's ability to last many years. So far I have used it to plant a tree, a small garden and two flower beds. My yard is full of rocks and roots and it has stood up to my prying and "hacking". It has not bent or broken and shows absolutely no sign of doing so. I recommend this shovel to everyone. May 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Great spade, handle is garbage. Lightweight, for sure. The spade works very well. Gets through heavy soil, rocks, even concrete. That said, the handle broke the second time I used it, as soon as any leverage was needed. November 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Avoid Its nice and light weight, i think the steel head is the perfect weight/strength. however the fiberglass handle is worthless, if you put any leverage on it at all it will snap. this thin fiberlgass handle is WEAKER than wood. What good does a steel blade that can be sharpened do if the handle will just fall apart. If you weigh under 90 lbs, and are working in FRESHLY TILLED SOIL, NOT MUD, you can get away with this shovel. May 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great value Great value, light weight, easy to clean, good product. August 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good shovel for the price This shovel doesn't appear very sturdy, but I've had no problems with it, and I've been working in some pretty tough clay soil. For the money, it seems like a good value in any case. June 25, 2013
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