Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 14
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by fastniky It works, after a bit.
It arrived with a BLUNT tip! I'm not kidding! Tried it, not impressed. Took it into the garage and used an angle grinder on the front end. It digs much better now! I dug a small hole to get dirt to fill a hole in my lawn, it has Great traction on the steps where my feet pushed it into the ground. The shelf ears did not bend at all. It has a piece of plastic around between the wood and the metal, I'm guessing it helps, there was no wood strain noise when I was digging.
I'm a firm believer if, it's not broken, don't fix it. Well, this shovel might be a different material then the shovels from 100 years ago, I don't know.
July 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DickB Last Shovel You Will Buy!
This shovel has a lot of thoughtful features which show very good engineering design. The top of the handle has a cushioned area about ten inches in length for easy and comfortable gripping (see picture). Secondly, the top of the spade has six perforations with "starred" grip points around those holes to give your foot a firm grip on the top of the spade when you are pushing down on the blade (see pictures) . Your foot will not slip off and you will not lose momentum in digging in. The wooden handle is substantial and well-finished. This is really an "heirloom" tool which will be passed on for generations, in my opinion. Great price too! I highly recommend this shovel.
July 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Christmas2 Great Shovel
This shovel is made great just look at the pictures below
Where you put your foot to use is wonderful
I've never seen a shovel with those "I call them foot guards"
Can't wait to use my new shovel
Right now there is nothing to plant or dig up but you better believe when there is guess what I will be using yep this shovel
Have lots to do later on.
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrMike A sturdy tool
The finish on the wood is not 'furniture grade', a bit rough.
However that is perfectly OK for a shovel. Some 200-400 grit sandpaper could easily fix that, if you wish.
Took me ~ 20 seconds to knock off the sharp spots in the finish...
You should be wearing appropriate footwear (and gloves) using this tool.
The bent edges of the shovel blade backside have 'unique' anti-slip features. (See picture)
The three punched holes in the lip of the blade provide excellent 'traction' for a boot.
Works well for my general needs.
August 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by iiiidiyer Works great for digging holes for shrubs and for incorporating compost into garden beds
I have a number of garden beds where I grown shrubs, various seasonal flowers as well as herbs. Apart from the shrubs, most of these are annuals and I need to remove last year's plants and re-plant new every year. I had been using a flat edge shovel and a spade but it was slow going as our soil is mostly clay. In addition to digging out the soil, I also incorporate fresh compost into the beds during the growing season to help the plants flourish.
I've recently started using the Ames wood handle round point shovel and found that I could dig much more quickly and effectively because of the pointed shape of the shovel. It's also comparatively easy to turn the soil with the new compost because of this shape as well. I've been really pleased with the results and plan on using this for years to come for these purposes.
August 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MRGLADSTONEOREGON1 PREFECT FOR MY WIFE
THIS 48 INCH. ROUND POINT SHOVEL IS A PERFECT FIT FOR MY WIFE. WITH A SMALLER SHOVEL HEAD IT JUST RIGHT FOR HER TO PLANT POTTED FLOWERS & POTTED VEGGIES AROUN THE YARD & IN THE GARDEN. THE LIGHT WIEGHT MAKES IT EASYER THE USE THAN THE LARGER HEADED FULL SIZE SHOVELS. SHE HAS USE IT THIS SPRING TO PLANT & THIS SUMMER TO WEED, SHE JUST LOVES "HER LITTLE SHOVEL".
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Artemis No problem; works great
I read a lot of the reviews on this shovel and we gave it a really good workout (digging out a large area in the back yard). There were no issues with the shovel. The digging went without a hitch; blade was sharp. The handle showed no sign of weakness; no breaks or cracks or other similar sounds . . . The spade didn't bend or tear. It's possible the product has improved and the price is right.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by slamdunk great
Ordered this shovel because I already had the flat head shovel which i love so got the round point for digging ....used it today digging post holes and just like the flat head it's perfect just the right length of handle ,,,good grip....would recommendd this shovel for any do it urself'ers nice weight so won't tire you out if doing a lot of shoveling....
July 23, 2016