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16 in. D-Handle Drain Spade

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  • Narrow, tempered steel blade for transplanting and digging
  • Foot step for comfort, control and added downward force
  • 15 Year Warranty
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Product Overview

AMES has been manufacturing tools since 1774

Manufacturing Since the 1700s

Founded in 1774, the Ames brand has created a familiar household name by proudly making tools that helped build America.

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Choose the Right Tool for the Job

Passionate gardeners and DIYers will find the right digging tools from garden shovels, transfer shovels, spades and trenching tools.

Shovels made for everyday tasks

Essential Shovels for Everyday Maintenance

From general lawn and garden work to more elaborate landscape ventures.

Power Collars add strength and durability

Power Collar

Green cuff reinforces head to handle connection for everyday use.

Handles and grips offer comfort and control

Handles and Grips

North American hardwood and fiberglass handles provide enhanced strength. Cushion grips and ergonomic poly D-handles give comfort and leverage.

Comfort Step for secure foot placement

Comfort Step

Large step is perforated to reduce material buildup and provide secure foot placement.

Durable shovel blades

Shovel Blades

Tempered steel, ABS poly-resin and aluminum alloy for strength and durability.

15-year warranty

Warranty Protected

Ames proudly stands by its commitment to producing long-lasting tools.

Garden shovels for digging

Garden Shovel

Round point, heavy use tool for frequent garden and landscape maintenance.

Scoop shovels transfer materials

Scoop Shovel

Transport of granulated materials and snow removal.

Square point shovels scoop and transfer materials

Square Point Shovel

For scooping and transferring materials such as dirt, mulch or gravel.

Spading forks are good for soil preparation

Spading Fork

For digging, turning and aerating soil.

Spade shovels for edging and trenching

Spade Shovels

Garden and drain spades for creating defined landscape borders and digging narrow trenches.

The Ames D-Handled Drain Spade is designed for multiple uses with its long and narrow blade. It's the best tool for uprooting and transplanting live trees and shrubs. It can also be used for digging deep holes, cleaning out ditches or trenches and working in tight spaces.
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  • Tempered steel blade for years of service
  • Comfort step for secure foot placement
  • 24 in. North American hardwood handle for strength and durability
  • Poly D-grip for added comfort, control and easy storage



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I PURCHASED THIS DRAIN SPADE FOR PLANTING 1000 TREES AT MY FARM. IT IS UP TO 400 TREES AND STILL...
I PURCHASED THIS DRAIN SPADE FOR PLANTING 1000 TREES AT MY FARM. IT IS UP TO 400 TREES AND STILL GOING, HOPEFULLY IT ATTRACTS MORE SPADES TO HELP FOR MY DAUGHTER AND I (AND MY 3 YR OLD GRANDSON) ARE WEARING OUT EVEN THOUGH THE SHOVEL ISN'T. THE SHOVEL EVEN DUG UP A LARGE MILK CONTAINER A FOOT UNDER (THE FARM IS 300 YRS OLD SO WE FIND STUFF ALL THE TIME) SABRINA AND TAYLOR
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A relatively light-to-lift spade with a good blade contour. The wider flange for the foot is a bi...
A relatively light-to-lift spade with a good blade contour. The wider flange for the foot is a big plus in my mind. Will use it to shape post holes to proper depth and width for 6" by 6" wooden fence braces and 9"+ diameter fence posts for a cattle gate. Blade appears quite durable but I wish the leading edge was sharper. I'll fix that myself.
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    ......like a spoon for the cake!
    A very efficient tool. I was skeptical about a trenching with a spade in my dry clay soil; but I was wrong. This tool was like digging a cake with spoon. i do really appreciate it. it is very easy to use; just give a push with your foot, and there it goes down... Nice engineering design behind the manufacturing; and it is made in the USA too!
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    This shovel has a bigger area to put your foot...
    This shovel has a bigger area to put your foot on when you are digging into the ground.
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    Using to pick up lawn for adding sprinklers. Affordable and...
    Using to pick up lawn for adding sprinklers. Affordable and works well.
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