Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by breynold2 A quality sccop
This is a well constructed shovel. The handle is very strong and the metal is solid. The solid metal head makes it a bit heavier than I expected, but it will last. I like that the shovel is tightly riveted so there is no annoying "play" when scooping up small, heavy stones. The foot pushes are convenient, but this type of shovel is really made for transferring verses digging (it's not meant to be a spade). The wood handle is the perfect length for me (I'm 6' tall) which saves my back. Having a 15 year warranty is great and tells me that Ames stands behind this product.
May 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HomeHandyman Quality shovel
Needed a strong medium size shovel for home use. I like to use for gravel, dirt and mulch clean up. This a very sturdy and well made shovel. The shovel itself is a good size for around the house. It has a tread are to place your foot for extra power and has grooves to help with gripping the shovel while lifting. The handle is very strong, thick wood and has a comfort soft cover to help reduce blisters.
May 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wcsd sturdy
This is a good shovel. The steel blade is thick and seems like it is coated for rust resistance, it would take a lot to bend it. The foot steps on each side have punches in them to keep your foot on the blade and not slip off and cause an accident. The wood handle is pretty standard and the grain on mine was set in the right direction properly. Yes, there is a correct grain direction. I also like the rubber grip to keep your hand placed firmly on the handle and cushion a bit.
Also a big plus for me is that it's made in America.
May 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Revrichie Dig it!
The shovel here I noticed seems to have a meatier wood handle, a decent workable length, and a good quality end cap (lime green).
Shovel itself is a tough one. Very good quality metal and a foot push down so like the old one you felt after a day. This one relieves that and a better push into the dirt / concrete mix.
Has a good contour shape for better scooping and cutting & squaring of the dirt.
And best of all, Made in America!!!
May 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by okiedon durable shovel
Great service, very fast shipping well protected. This shovel is very well made, I like the handle strength of the wooden handle and especially like the cover on the end of the shovel. the flat blade is well made and works well when scooping sand or gravel. I am very pleased with the durability of the handle and the blade. If you are looking for a flat shovel this would be one to consider.
May 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DennisJ One Tough Shovel
This is one tough shovel. The handle is wooden, with a rubber grip on the end, that adds comfort and control. It's not a flimsy handle either. It easily handles the job. The blade is made of a heavy, quality steel, that will give years of service. I moved around some gravel in my driveway, that had become uneven and this shovel performed as expected. This is a great piece of equipment to add to your tool shed.
May 24, 2016