Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeremy A cheap low quality shovel
This shovel is pretty cheap. I was doing some light digging out back (only the second time I had ever used it) and the wood broke right at the end like many other reviews were saying. I was barely applying any pressure. I learned my lesson and won't buy such a cheap shovel again.
May 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Eastwood 10/10 would buy to snap handle in half again...
Like other reviewers of this shovel, I bought this to dig up some weeds around my home. First weed bed I made my first dig, started to apply light pressure, and felt the brittleness of this shovel, I thought Ohhhh it's just the two single screws holding the handle in, I'll be alright. Continued with my pressure, and handle snapped right inside the shovel neck itself at the screws. Felt like a manly man, but so small at the same time of my wasted purchase. Cool and all but did not finish the job. Home Depot is also closed now, and as I work off shift I will have to wait till the weekend to get a new one.
August 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by muzak Perfectly adequate economy shovel.
I needed to dig out some stumps and level the soil in my backyard. Being a new homeowner, I didn't have any tools for the job. This shovel was $5 dollars less than the next cheapest shovel. So I picked this shovel up.The only thing I noticed, was that when full body weight (I'm ~190 lb) was applied during the removal of a stubborn stump, I heard a crack come from the wood handle. There was no visible damage, and the shovel did not feel loose, so I kept working. I eventually completed the work without any trouble. So it's a perfectly adequate shovel. I wouldn't buy it if I was a professional contractor, but it worked fine for my needs.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peter Nice light shovel
When you buy a digging shovel, you buy two of them. You buy a lightweight shovel to handle light digging and to shovel lots of material. You also buy a heavy duty one that's used for heavy duty digging and prying. The heavy duty shovel is used to dig up rocks, concrete, asphalt, roots, stumps, etc. This is not that heavy duty shovel. For that you buy the one that is the most expensive and with a heavier steel blade and steel extension going up higher on the handle right where the maximum force is. These shovels are way to heavy for constant shovel work. This shovel is the light one. I'm a landscape construction contractor. We keep three of these in our truck, and then have one heavier one for the prying work. These shovels don't last forever, but the lightweight of them keeps us working with less physical discomfort.
November 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Geo Not for heavy duty
I had some small trees and bushes that needed to be dug up so I bought this shovel since it was reasonably priced. I started digging and quickly found that I had to be mindful when putting pressure on the foot level because it's only held with one screw through the side, causing it to turn and twist if a lot of weight is on (one side). It did what I needed it to do and completed my projects and it still is holding up, but if I have a deeper dig or heavier job I would probably spend a few more bucks and get a higher quality shovel.
July 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joeman760 Good Price
For the cost and product is it a good buy. If the rubber grab would have been add, Great buy. However, worth having in the back of the truck.
November 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TedJ Brittle and Worthless
First time I used it the handle cracked and broke. What a worthless product, and a waste of ten dollars.
I learned my lesson, and it's fiberglass handles from now on. They don't make wooden handles like they used to, at least Home Depot doesn't.
March 8, 2014