Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NeedsaHaircut Lighter than the others and that's a good thing
This is sturdy enough for the main uses that require a flat-edge shovel, and it's lighter than almost any other on the market these days. That means that whether you are shoveling wood chips, gravel or sand, more of your work goes into moving material and less into lifting the shovel. Will it last me the rest of my life? Quite likely it will, actually, but if it doesn't , I'll compost the wood and recycle the blade and not feel to bad about being out $10.
I might want something a little sturdier for digging holes in the dense clay soil we have, so next time I buy a digging shovel, I might not get the HDX model, but for the things this is good for, this is plenty sturdy. For its uses--transfering stuff, and skimming off a thin layer or dirt to smooth a grade, shoveling up icy snow, etc.--there's no need to use it a pry bar like you might a digging shovel.
Another reason to get this--it seems that most of the D-handle shovels now are made too short for tall people. So if you are tall, you pretty much need a long-handle one.
September 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Good cheap shovel
I have two of these and they have given me no problems. They've been used to move several cubic yards of decorative rock, and ~30 cubic yards of dirt. While not a spade; they do dig nicely as well.
June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Cheap handle broke after light use.
After a few uses around my house, the wood handle snapped right where it meets the shovel head. I have used this shovel maybe 10 times. After looking at the broken handle and the porosity of the wood within, it is clear that the "hardwood" is not of the quality advertised.
Beyond the quality issue, the shovel head is a little narrow for my preference.
April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joeman760 Works Good
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