Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 26
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PJCC Tough shovel, soft handle. Footstep provides leverage for digging roots & deep ditches.
The figerglass handle and leverage providing step enable me to dig with less stress on my back. Root removal is a tedious task.
Last year I broke 2-3 wood handled digging shovels trying to dig around Bottlebrush roots.
Simply a better invention than the wooden shovel. The leverage step is on both sides. It measures from 1 inch on the outer edge to 2 inches closer to the shovel for solid footing.
The top foam 9" handle is a hard nonporous red foam. You can compare the texture against the tree in the photo. It's not soft, shouldn't rip or tear.
Just a shovel, If the job is tough you still need the muscle to do the job, laugh.
February 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Solid It's an overbuilt shovel.
When I say it's an overbuilt shovel, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Yes, it's heavy. If you're concerned about that, this is not your shovel. I weigh 235 lbs. and would never put my full weight on a cheap wooden handled shovel. But I don't think I could break this thing if I tried, and I've spent some serious time with it.
As a side note, if there ever is a zombie apocalypse, I'll be bringing this shovel with me. I think it might make an effective weapon, in addition to its other uses. Now, don't waste another minute of your life reading reviews on shovels. It's a heavy, overbuilt shovel. Buy it or don't.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by disturbdpatient RazorBack 49 in. Fiberglass Handle Super Socket Digging Shovel
Bought this shovel after the other one I had snapped near the base. Didn't wanna go with a wooden handle anymore, so figured: why not try fiberglass?! Glad I did. It's super strong and easy to handle. The only downside is the weight for my size (I'm small and female) but I'm sure a bigger person wouldn't even feel the weight. I also like the 'feet handles' -- easy to jump onto the shovel blade to push it down into the ground, fun!
May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Adam Great Quality Shovel!
I've used lots of shovels over the years. Most of them have been wood handles with a couple of cheaper fiberglass handles as well. I've ended up breaking everyone of them at one point. Either the wood handle breaks of the metal shovel head cracks and I have to throw it away.
After looking at many other reviews, I decided to spend more and get a quality shovel. This shovel is longer than others I've used. It has a very strong handle and sharp point on the end. It bites in to the ground well and if you are wearing boots, you can really get the shovel deep in the ground using the foot pegs. So far it has worked better than any other shovel I've used.
August 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Jstyle When push comes to shovel...
Wow, let me just say that this is one of the more disappointing yard equipment purchases I have ever made. I read all of the flawless reviews and decided I might as well buy one quality shovel to hopefully last for the rest of my life. I bought the shovel just over two weeks ago for yard work use in my 7000 sq ft Michigan lot, and had used it less than five times total. I was mainly using the shovel to dig out small weeds and roots from otherwise clean topsoil. Apparently, this was too much to ask from my Razor-back 49in. shovel, which was compromised near the blade when trying to pry out one of these roots. In subsequent attempts to move any dirt, it was apparent the shovel was shot, and now Iâm left with a beautiful but completely worthless fiberglass handle.
If I could give this item 0 stars, I would. I am thoroughly disappointed that something that I expected to last a âlifetimeâ couldnât survive more than a few weeks of yard work.
April 21, 2014