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16.25 in. D-Handle Drain Spade

  • Heavy duty steel blade is tempered for maximum strength
  • Foot step for comfort and control
  • Strong hardwood handle with Armor D-grip
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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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Choose the Right Tool for the Trade

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


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


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

PowerEdge for a sharper strike


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.

This Razor-Back shovel is ideal for construction use. Digging narrow trenches and cleaning out previously dug ditches. 16.25 in. blade depth is used for transplanting shrubs and trees.
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  • Heavy gauge, tempered steel blade for maximum strength
  • Forward turned step for secure foot placement
  • 23.5 in. North American hardwood handle for strength and durability
  • Strong steel encased wood grip prevents twisting

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Name14 in. D-Handle Drain Spade29 in. D-Handle Post Spade16.25 in. D-Handle Drain Spade16 in. D-Handle Drain Spade
Handle Length (in.)292923.530
Handle MaterialWoodWoodWoodFiberglass
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FeaturesCoated Blades,D-Grip HandleCoated Blades,D-Grip HandleCoated Blades,D-Grip HandleCoated Blades,D-Grip Handle
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16.25 in
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Blade Material
Coated Blades,D-Grip Handle
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Warranty / Certifications

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Questions & Answers


What is the weight of this spade? Razorback 16.25 D-H

Asked by chipper November 15, 2019


Can this be used to remove broken sprinkler heads ? If not. Any recommendations as to what shove...

Asked by Moe September 24, 2019

Yes. it's great to lift the sod sections after you use this to cut them. Then using this again dig down gently . Finally you will need to use a small garden shovel spade scoop to get the last few inches of earth. Then you can clear out the rest by hand and replace you parts.

What gauge steel is the blade made from?

Asked by Miguel May 17, 2019

16 gauge

What is the warranty?

Asked by ed March 27, 2016

This tool has a Lifetime warranty against manufacturer defect.

will this work to access my sprinkler valve?

Asked by drice November 27, 2015


Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 226 reviews
  • 95% recommend this product
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Drain Spade did exactly what I purchased it for. Used it to dig about a six inch wide 18 inch dee...
Drain Spade did exactly what I purchased it for. Used it to dig about a six inch wide 18 inch deep ditch to run a drain line and pop up away from house for the rain gutter downspouts. If this bent or snapped in half for someone I would say they were not using it properly. Use common sense and don't try to pry on too much hard or rocky dirt at one time. Worked excellent on soft wet ground and took it easier while digging out the bigger rocks. It also worked perfectly to dig a small tunnel under a sidewalk to run the pipe. I liked that it had a place to push shovel down into ground with my foot, other spades did not have this feature.
by CiscoKid
Snapped second time I used it
The handle snapped the second time I used this spade. Wasn't applying a lot of force trying to dig up a bush. Love their advertising "built for a lifetime", warrantied for 90 days.
by ScottW
2 people found this helpful
great fence post shovel as well
I used this shovel to dig holes for my fence post. I find this easier to use than the fence post digger. It was pretty easy to dig a 16in. hole
by Kelvin
4 people found this helpful
Good strong tool
This is the tool you don’t need every day, but when you need it you are very glad you have it. I used to have one like this few years ago; my neighbor borrowed it and later on moved away with it. On my property I have few places with tiny underground water springs popping out every spring and then disappearing during the summer. I use this tool for digging narrow trenches to give to the running water direction which way to flow away from the house and remaining property. I also use this spike when moving plants from flower bed because with this tool it’s easy to dig deep without disturbing big area around. Its great tool when you need to dig much deeper than with the shovel or regular spade and anywhere you need to dig with just narrow profile. The spade is very well made and is very strong, with the right length of handle. (I am 5’5” tall.) It’s not heavy. The spade feels comfortable to work with.
by MECzech
12 people found this helpful
Exactly what I needed...
Exactly what I needed
by HomeDepotCustomer
I returned this shovel. The back of the shovel where the two pieces wrapped around the shaft and ...
I returned this shovel. The back of the shovel where the two pieces wrapped around the shaft and were close to meeting were as sharp as razors. If I would have moved my hand from the middle to the bottom 1/3 of the shovel, it would have sliced my hand open. I spoke with another customer and his shovel was the same. His was returned as well.
by sportycoloradan1
The tool made the job a lot easier!
The tool made the job a lot easier!
by HomeDepotCustomer
One of the best spade shovels I have ever used....
One of the best spade shovels I have ever used.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Good quality for the money.
Good quality for the money.
by Todd
by HomeDepotCustomer
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