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14 in. Fiberglass Handle Drain Spade

  • Heavy gauge blade connected to handle with Dura-Torque collar
  • Closed back design prevents dirt build up on back of blade
  • Strong thick wall fiberglass handle
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Product Overview

Razor-Back has been manufacturing tools since 1936

Over 80 Years of Work Site Experience

Razor-Back has served Pro customers with cutting-edge tools since 1936.

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Pro customers will find the right tools from digging shovels, transfer shovels, spades and trenching tools.

Professional shovels for tough jobs

Tough Shovels for Tough Jobs

From transferring heavy-duty materials to digging narrow trenches.

SuperSockets add reinforcement

SuperSocket

Extended steel socket for added reinforcement between the blade and handle.

Handle and grips offer comfort and control

Handles and Grips

Pro-grade wood and fiberglass handles add strengthened durability while cushion grips and Armor D-grips offer leverage and control.

PowerStep for secured footing

PowerStep

Provides an oversized, cleated step for more secure footing and raw power.

PowerEdge for a sharper strike

PowerEdge

Industrial-grade, tempered steel penetrates ground 2x easier.

Lifetime warranty

Strength Guaranteed

Razor-Back shovels have a long legacy of quality and durability with professional end-users.

Round point shovels for digging

Round Point Shovel

For hard, rocky soil in construction and landscaping work.

Transfer shovels for scooping

Transfer Shovel

Scooping and transferring quicker with additional capacity.

Trenching and cleanout shovels for irrigation projects

Trenching and Cleanout Shovels

Clearing out narrow trenches for irrigation projects.

Drain and post spades for ditches and trenches

Drain and Post Spade

Digging deep, narrow trenches in tough conditions. Digging post holes and ditches.

Square point shovel for scooping heavy material

Square Point Shovel

Thicker blade for handling heavy, granulated material.

The Razor-Back drain spade features long narrow industrial gauge blade. The Dura-Torque crimp collar and thick walled fiberglass handle provide an industrial strength head to handle connection for extra long life. Razor-Back is the #1 brand used by professionals.
  • Shop all Razor-Back Shovels here!
  • Ideal for digging trenches, drainage ditches and deep planting holes
  • 14 in. industrial gauge steel blade
  • 48 in. fiberglass handle
  • Closed-back construction eliminates soil build-up and reinforces blade

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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Length (in.)
14
Blade Width (in.)
6
Handle Length (in.)
48
Product Depth (in.)
2.1
Product Height (in.)
61.6
Product Width (in.)
6

Details

Blade Material
Steel
Features
Coated Blades
Handle Material
Fiberglass
Product Weight (lb.)
3.8
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime

Questions & Answers

4Questions6Answers

good for metal detecting

Asked by dectector February 10, 2020
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Answer

If you're asking if this product is good for metal detecting, the answer is no. It is only made for digging trenches, drainage ditches, and deep planting holes.

what gauge is the blade ?

Asked by scott April 28, 2018
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Answers

not sure, but it's pretty light

I need a replacement!?!?

Asked by Ccfd21 March 12, 2018
1
Answer

When the company's drain spade broke, we bought a section of galvanized chain link fence rail, and made a handle out of it. We made it the same length. Then I orange pealed the end and put a rubber coating.

Why is this product not available for in store puchase?

Asked by Broken May 18, 2016
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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 27 reviews
  • 100% recommend this product
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This is a very robust shovel. I was worried when I first picked this shovel that the spade would ...
This is a very robust shovel. I was worried when I first picked this shovel that the spade would bend over or be too flimsy to really do a good job trenching in our yard as we have several sprinklers that need to be moved. But I was pleasantly surprised when I jumped on this and put all of my 220lbs into the shovel and immediately hit a rock about 6" down. The spade did not give or bend. This has performed better than I could have hoped for.
by DIYinUT
The Razor-Back 16 inch Wood Handle Drain Spade is just what I needed to dig in a tight space. I needed to do some trenching near the foundation of my house but the width of my regular shovel was going to disturb my plants. The 6-inch blade width was perfect for getting the job done without the least amount of impact on my flower beds. The long handle gave me the reach I needed to work over the tops of plants. This is without question a quality made shovel that will give many years of service with proper care. The only negative I have is the price; seems a little steep for what it is.
by Tex75
Made in China I used this shovel to dig a narrow channel to mount a mail-box post (see other revi...
Made in China I used this shovel to dig a narrow channel to mount a mail-box post (see other review) The job could have been done as well with a post-hole digger. The advantage of the "sealed back" was not clear to me, other than it may have allowed for a lighter grade of steel in the blade (it's not a heavy shovel). Strong wooden handle finished irregularly, but this is not living-room furniture, friends. Short turn-around on the reviews prevents any real tests of long-term durability, but if you care for your tools, this ought to last. Suggested applications - stand in for post-hole digger, sink yard irrigation lines or yard electrics.
by Deeve
This is just the digging tool I need to construct a new trench to replace a failed underground ca...
This is just the digging tool I need to construct a new trench to replace a failed underground cable, then later to extend my downspout underground piping. Being taller, my back will appreciate the long hardwood handle with a diameter that's sized just right even when wearing gloves. I also like the flat, turned edge on the top of the blade to help keep my foot from slipping and to keep from gouging the sole of my work boot. I see that other reviewers are also using this drain spade for landscaping duties. I'm sure if I sharpen the bottom edge of the spade blade a bit that I'll be able to slice thru any smaller roots that I encounter. Just keep in mind that this is a digging tool and not for prying out larger rocks that get in the way.
by DIYGuy
I use a drain spade for hard and landscaping projects around my home. This spade works great. It ...
I use a drain spade for hard and landscaping projects around my home. This spade works great. It is a very well made spade, manufactured with high quality materials. The long handle is strong and made from solid hardwood. The all metal spade is attached with large rivets and constructed of very thick tempered metal and has very large, strong welds noted. The sharp tip made easy work of my landscape project and its high quality construction means I will be using it for jobs for a very long time. Pleased with this spade.
by PF68
Perfect size for extending the drain trench for my roof downspouts! The downspout from the roof h...
Perfect size for extending the drain trench for my roof downspouts! The downspout from the roof has a plastic pipe that extends out into the yard and over time, the path of the water has been blocked, so I need to dig a trench to let the water flow instead of backing up in the pipe. Our soil has a lot of clay content, which means that digging can be tough. I don’t enjoy digging trenches but there are a few things about this shovel that I do appreciate: • The longer handle (48”) – This allows me to work in a more upright position. Much nicer than a shorter length with a D-ring handle. This allows me to put less stress on my lower back and when the job is done, I can work on other projects instead of stopping for the day. The length of the shovel from tip to tip is about 63”. • The design of the blade – The blade starts at about 4.25” and ends up at about 5.75” in width. It’s 16” long, so you get a nice, narrow channel when you are trenching. • The thickness of the blade – It’s designed to last a long time and I don’t have to worry about hitting a rock and ruining the blade. • The back of the shovel doesn’t have anywhere for dirt to build-up, so clean-up is easier. • The foot step has the ends bent forward – I found that this gives me a much better means of keeping my foot where it needs to be when I’m digging and also puts more force into each stroke. • The lifetime warranty – Although the blade says that it was made in China, I believe that it is assembled in the US and is a quality tool. The manufacturer is The Ames Companies, which also owns True Temper – a brand that’s been around for a long time with a good reputation.
by Doug
This is a fantastic shovel and it is just what I was looking for to dig down to cap off sprinkler...
This is a fantastic shovel and it is just what I was looking for to dig down to cap off sprinkler heads that are close to my lawn edge and sidewalk. It has a very strong 48 inch handle, a 16 inch spade blade, side foot steps that are small but large enough to get a foot on. I used it to cap off 12 sprinkler heads and to dig a few plants out of a couple narrow raised beds and it is very useful. I’m very pleased with this shovel and highly recommend it.
by Pohonui
The Razor-Back Wood Handle 16" Spade is what I was looking for to keep the narrow trench around our patio slab clear. When it rains now a days the patio fills with water about 1 inch high. To drain the water from our patio I have dug a shallow ditches to the street. This Spade has many Features that have an Advantage of moving the access water from the patio. The Benefit we enjoy is to have use of our patio more often. Some of the other feature, advantages that have a benefit are-- 1 a closed back of the blade, 2 longer ash wood handle and 3 is the forward turned-step. These Features & Advantages reduce the back pain and muscle fatigue digging in thigh spots. If you would like to Benefit from owning this spade, I do recommend it to you.
by zipperdog
STURDY; WELL-DESIGNED; EASY on the BACK — The 16 in. Wood Handle Drain Spade is another quality t...
STURDY; WELL-DESIGNED; EASY on the BACK — The 16 in. Wood Handle Drain Spade is another quality tool from RAZOR-BACK. The long handle allows one to dig a trench in a more upright position which is easier on the back. The 16" blade length and 6" width are perfect for a four or six-inch drain pipe. The foot step is wide enough to be comfortable. It doesn’t clean as easily as projected with clay soil. It is useful for planting perennials since it has as 16" blade and can break up clods of dirt easily. It has a lifetime warranty. It is assembled in the USA. The blade is made in China.
by BarBQLuvR
Have never used a drain spade before myself. I do a lot of digging on our property to planting pe...
Have never used a drain spade before myself. I do a lot of digging on our property to planting perennials, bulbs, trees, shrubs and also transplant. I like that the six inch blade width is small enough so when I am planting flowers and perennials I can dig a smaller hole and not have to use a bigger shovel to dig a large hole. I use the forward turned step which is secure to get it into our soil which has some clay and is rocky in some areas and it worked well. We also have a sloped pond bank and when we get a lot of rain we have little drenches to direct the flow of water into the pond to drain better. This will be very useful for that!
by Mrsocks
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