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12-Gauge 14 in. Drain Spade with Fiberglass D-Grip Handle

  • Handle designed to increase leverage and reduce fatigue
  • Manufactured strong and durable
  • Perfect tool for digging and landscaping
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Product Overview

Bully Tools fiberglass spades utilize a triple wall fiberglass, wood reinforced handle design. Great for homeowners and contractors, it is just as strong and hefty as a wood shovel, with the added comfort of a fiberglass handle. All Bully Tools spades have a closed back design that prevents debris getting stuck while digging. The spades also have extra thick 12-Gauge steel. The extended ferrule increases strength while prying. In testing, the steel spade head bends before the handle breaks in both wood and fiberglass models. The Dgrips have been redesigned for superior comfort and durability. Made with a special no-break Polypropylene co-polymer, you won't find a stronger dgrip. Watch our video to see it crush a cement block.
  • Commercial grade
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Extra thick 12-Gauge steel blade
  • Closed back design prevents debris buildup
  • Extended steel ferrule increases strength
  • Wide forward step provides greater control
  • High strength fiberglass handle
  • Not just a plastic Dgrip No-Break Polypropylene Co-Polymer Dgrip with extra wide design and no-slip texture

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BrandBully ToolsBully ToolsBully ToolsBully Tools
Name12-Gauge 14 in. Drain Spade with Fiberglass D-Grip Handle12-Gauge Edging and Planting Spade with Fiberglass D-Grip Handle12-Gauge 14 in. Drain Spade with Fiberglass Long Handle12-Gauge Round Point Shovel with Fiberglass D-Grip Handle
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Handle MaterialFiberglassFiberglassFiberglassFiberglass
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Blade Width (in.)14131412
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Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Good, solid shovel
This is a good solid shovel, and has worked well for me when I've needed to dig narrow trenches. The metal of the blade seems quite thick, and while I haven't tried to dig any large rocks out of dry soil, all the rocks I have had to move so far moved well without any signs of bending the blade. The handle has also felt solid. This shovel is 100% American made, and it is kind of nice to have a quality tool made that way. Being a D-grip handle, this shovel is fairly short. Whether you prefer this to a long straight handle is mostly a matter of personal preference, but this shovel is certainly easier to store.
by jred
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Good quality drain spade
2-GAUGE 14 IN. DRAIN SPADE WITH FIBERGLASS D-GRIP HANDLE is solidly built spade. It is made in USA, which shows in it's quality. Drain spades are handy and can be used for many purposes. fiberglass handles are a big plus for me in any hand tools. They are durable and last longer than wooden handles. This spade is well built and very sturdy. It worked perfect for laying down the drainage pipe.
by Roger
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2 people found this helpful
A wholesome multi-purpose shove - Made in USAl!
I am pleased to see a quality tool that is 100% American Made! This drain spade from Bully Tools has a good weight and can be used for different digging chores. The hard, textured plastic D-handle makes it easy to work with. The D-handle and the spade are tightly riveted to the fiberglass handle. The hard plastic D-handle is great, but it would have been nice to have some cushioning on it. The 14" spade is about 1/8" thick appears to be welded securely. The shape of this spade came in handy for digging trenches and it is just the right width for what I needed to do. I believe that this spade will last for a long time, but it does come with a limited lifetime warranty.
by DoubleL
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1 person found this helpful
A Real American Tool!
I never heard of Bully Tools products before, and had never used their products. I have wasted a lot of good money on cheap, foreign-made garden tools that break and don't last doing real work. As soon as you pick up this 12-Guage 14-Inch Drain Spade With Fiberglass D-Grip Handle, you know that you have a real tool in your hand! It was made to work hard and still be around tomorrow. The handle is nice and tight, and the D-Grip feels great in your hand. This spade has a nice heavy feel to it too. Even if I someday manage to break the handle on this spade, it is of a quality that would be worth buying and installing a new handle on. And best of all, it is made in the USA! I love supporting American companies who employ Americans! You can bet the next time I need a garden tool, I will be looking for the Bully Tools name! I ordered two Bully Tools spades and a long pointed shovel from Home Depot, and have to say that the packaging was over-the-top great! Not only were all three garden tools well boxed, but each was individually wrapped to protect the handles and blades. Not a scratch was to be found by having three heavy garden tools shipped on one box. Thanks Bully Tools, and Home Depot!
by TheOldViking
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1 person found this helpful
Made in the USA!
Ok, I'll admit this to you...I needed a spade and figured that they were all the same. I was wrong! First, I was thrilled to see that this product was made in the USA, Horray! Going through a period of time where we had to take lesser quality because making something in the US was more expensive although better quality...looks to be ending...or at least more people are focused on trying to purchase items made in America. This fits the bill. You will see the video on this site showing how sturdy the product is...I was amazed when I received it due to the sheer weight of the product. I'll be honest, it's the best quality tool that I have when it comes to shovels, spades, etc. The handle is large and padded and I was blown away at the craftsmanship and quality of this spade. It's is far from being light weight, it's very solid, for sure and you can tell that it will last forever.
by Maddiegirl
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1 person found this helpful
perfect for garden and more
I received my Bully Tools 14 inch drain spade with fiberglass D grip handle today. It arrived just in time for my fall garden work, which included dividing hosta. The spade is nicely constructed and is 44 inches tall. The spade itself is 5 inches wide, with a 14 inch deep scoop. The handle is made of fiberglass and has a nice D grip. It is perfect for gardening in tight spots where other plants do not need to be disturbed. Both the handle and the spade are bolted to the shaft of this tool. The spade is curved for accurate digging. Also, there are nice foot rests on the spade for use during the digging process. The tool is made from 12 gauge steel. The tool has red accents which makes it easy to see in the garden or lawn area, when setting down between usage. This protects from stumbling over the garden tool. The product has a limited lifetime warranty by Bully Tools. This is a tool that can be used for many different applications, and for us is the perfect one for our garden. We are very pleased with the performance of this product.
by homedepotcustomer
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10 people found this helpful
I ordered this because I've gotten tired of breaking or...
I ordered this because I've gotten tired of breaking or nearly breaking shovels. As a DirecTV tech I dig holes and trenches daily, and the soil in my area ranges from loose sand to solid bedrock. I don't have room in my truck or want to carry three different shovels, so I needed something that could do it all, including some prying and pounding on smaller rocks. This fits the bill. The only thing that isn't ideal is the blunt edge; it's nearly impossible to stab this straight into established grass. I'll probably dremel a bevel into the edge.
by DirectvTech
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Spade cake ready to use ...
Spade cake ready to use
by David
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This is the best quality spade that I have ever owned and it is made in the USA! It is very sturdy.It is made of steel and has a fiberglass handle. It is comfortable and easy to use even though it is heavy.(a plus) I am using it currently to loosen compacted soil in the lawn but plan to use it later for digging holes for planting flowers and shrubs. It has a lifetime warranty as well. Highly recommend.
by Gowe
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1 person found this helpful
Strongest Spade Ever
I am extremely impressed with the quality and durability of this drain spade whether for the professional landscaper or the homeowner doing his own install. The spade itself is made of rugged 12 gauge steel that will not bend under pressure and the 14 inch length of the spade allows for a nice deep trench. The weld of the handle to the spade is super strong. The fiberglass handle is substantially stronger than others I've used.
by Rockhunter
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