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29 in. D-Handle Post Spade

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  • Industrial grade tempered steel blade
  • Great for digging postholes and ditches
  • Strong hardwood handle with Armor D-grip
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About This Product

The Razor-Back post spade is designed for digging postholes and ditches. Open back blade built for maximum strength. The handle was designed for comfort, hand control, strength and durability while digging postholes.

Highlights

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  • 9 in. socket
  • 16 in. open-back industrial grade tempered steel blade for maximum strength
  • 29 in. hardwood handle for strength and durability
  • Steel and wood D-grip for added leverage and control
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Model # 48110

Store SKU # 1000295937

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 44.625 in, W 6.5 in, D 2.875 in

Dimensions

Blade Length (in.)

16 in

Blade Width (in.)

6.5

Handle Length (in.)

29

Product Depth (in.)

2.875 in

Product Height (in.)

44.625 in

Product Width (in.)

6.5 in

Details

Blade Material

Steel

Features

Coated Blades

Garden Tool Handle Style

D-Grip

Handle Material

Wood

Product Weight (lb.)

4.5 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Shovel Type

Trench Shovel

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime

Questions & Answers

4Questions
caret
Q:what is the tip to handle measurement in inches? model # 47202 Razor-back 14" D-Handle Drain spade.
by|Jul 1, 2020
2 Answers
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A:  The steel is 14" tip to foot rest. The handle is 31" from the foot rest to the top. 45" overall.

by|Jul 3, 2020

A:  45 inches

by|Sep 5, 2020
    caret
    Q:Is this the same as a sharpshooter shovel?
    by|Apr 12, 2017
    4 Answers
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    A:  Yes, Sharpshooter, tile spade, track cleaning

    by|May 14, 2019

    A:  Yes. Sharpshooter shovel is another name for a drain spade like this.

    by|May 4, 2023

      A:  yes i would call it a sharpshooter and so did all the guys on my crew in colorado C2

      by|May 4, 2023

        A:  YES, a very heavy duty one.

        by|May 4, 2023
        caret
        Q:I need one with a longer handle, can I get one?
        by|Apr 10, 2017
        1 Answer
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        A:  We currently do not make a version of this post spade with a longer handle.

        by|Jun 28, 2020
          1 found this answer helpful
          caret
          Q:What is the blade coated with? Does it contain barium?
          by|Jan 20, 2016
          2 Answers
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          A:  The coating seems like more of a powder coat or a paint I think that barium would most likely be used in a enamel coat I dont think enamel would be used on a flexible tool. I would research these possibility further.

          by|May 4, 2023

            A:  The blade is steel and the other information is not available.

            by|May 3, 2023
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              Customer Reviews

              4.4 out of 5

              • 4.4 out of 51 reviews
              • 93% recommend this product
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              This is a well-designed, heavy-duty spade. It is sturdily constructed and can handle any digging ...
              This is a well-designed, heavy-duty spade. It is sturdily constructed and can handle any digging task. It is a little wider than a traditional spade, and is made of a heavy gauge steel, so it is very strong. The leading edge of the spade is somewhat blunt due to its heavy-duty construction, so if you are digging in very dry or hard soil, it might be beneficial to sharpen it with a file. However, if you are working with moist or loose soil, this spade will cut right through it with ease.
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              This is a handy shovel for helping out if you are digging post holes. We have lots of post hole...
              This is a handy shovel for helping out if you are digging post holes. We have lots of post holes as we have lots of chain link and wood fencing around the house, so this can be real handy during maintenance of the fences. So often you use either a dirt drill or post hole digger (manual) to make the initial hole, then put your post and concrete in. Well then the frost heaves it out, and you remove the concrete and have to clean out the hole or make it deeper. This will help as long as the hole is at least 6 inches or bigger. Nice thing to help remove the dirt and loose rocks. It also works nice to do some trenching by hand. It will make at least a 6 inch wide hole or trench so keep that in the back of your mind. Now the only thing I wish was better in this was that the handle is wood. When I hit big rocks, the wood might break, so I am not giving this the highest rating due to that. Otherwise its fine for most hole and trench projects.
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              1 found this review helpful
              I got this shovel to use in dividing thick growths of hostas, black-eyed susans, etc. for replant...
              I got this shovel to use in dividing thick growths of hostas, black-eyed susans, etc. for replanting in other areas/give away to friends. The long, narrow blade (6 inches wide at both the top and bottom and 16 inches long) and the relatively shallow "curve" of that blade (about an inch and a quarter at the maximum point) allow me to be a bit more "surgical" in my excavations. The D-handle fit my hand comfortably and the 29 inch handle worked well for my height. I can see using this also to dig narrow trenches.
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              Digging post holes is never fun, but this shovel helps make the job easier. It is well build and...
              Digging post holes is never fun, but this shovel helps make the job easier. It is well build and well balanced. It has foot pegs to help you dig into the dirt. It is an excellent complement to a standard two handled post hole digger. The 29" D handle lets you get into tight spaces. This tool is another excellent addition to the Ames Razor Back tool line.
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              1 found this review helpful
              My Mom always called this type of a shovel a "sharp shooter." I remember that it was the hardest ...
              My Mom always called this type of a shovel a "sharp shooter." I remember that it was the hardest working tool we had in the shed. Mom used it for everything, from breaking ground for gardens, edging along curds and driveways, weeding, you name it, this style of shovel is more than just for post hole digging as the name suggests. The width of the blade is perfect for getting between rocks and roots, plus, when full of soil or gravel, it's not nearly as heavy as a regular width spade. The length of the handle is perfect for an average height person. Not sure what a person over 6 foot will think about it, but it works for my 5'9" frame. I like the maneuverability and the strength of this shovel. The steel is thick, the shovel is heavy, the handle is oak, and the riveting is durable. I hope to get at least 10 years out of this tool.
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              1 found this review helpful
              Yes, the description says"drain spade", but it's a GREAT spade for gardening use. We have a subst...
              Yes, the description says"drain spade", but it's a GREAT spade for gardening use. We have a substantial vegetable garden during the growing season, and start most our seeds early. By the time we transplant outdoors, the plants are 60-75 days old. This spade is perfect for digging openings for transplants! Nice weight, great handle length - so much better than the shorter trenching spade I'd been using.
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              This review is from 14 in. D-Handle Drain Spade
              • Recommended
              I've found Razor Back shovels to be great quality tools! They are well made with hardwood handles...
              I've found Razor Back shovels to be great quality tools! They are well made with hardwood handles and quality steel. Edges are sharp and ready to go when received. I needed a drain spade shovel for a variety of uses. I'll use in edging around sidewalks and paths. The size and shape are perfect for this type of chore. Next of course is use for it's original design, digging and or clearing drains. Expect years of use from this tool!
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              This review is from 14 in. D-Handle Drain Spade
              • Recommended
              2 found this review helpful
              I love this spade. This is really a quality product. Great ergonomic design that is comfortable...
              I love this spade. This is really a quality product. Great ergonomic design that is comfortable to grip, hold, and use as a tool can get. What really impressed me was how sturdy this tool is. From the grip to the spade end, this is a strong tool. The handle allows for a tight, firm grip. I had a different drain spade in the past that would bend near the tip. Not with this Razor-back spade. The spade end is a nice thick metal that is strong and durable, and should take a beating for a long time. Great tool for installing drain piping to your gutter, or any other need for a narrow trench.
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              This review is from 14 in. D-Handle Drain Spade
              • Recommended
              I recently used this tool to dig a narrow/shallow trench to extend irrigation pipe. It was a terr...
              I recently used this tool to dig a narrow/shallow trench to extend irrigation pipe. It was a terrific solution for my project. Features I like most: Sturdy medium-duty construction Well fabricated of steel and solid wood materials. At 23” long the blade and socket are a single metal section that is secured to the wood shaft of the shovel with a single metal rivet (see picture). Seldom do I see a shovel with such a long metal socket, but it inspires confidence that this shovel will survive a long period of rough use. The spade surface, at 5” wide, 14” long was perfect for trenching, minimizing excessive digging of narrow trenches when laying irrigation pipe or underground conduits. The rounded tip is well-suited to digging rounded holes for planting. These are the best features of this tool. The shovel measures 45” from tip-to-tip, and weighs about 4-1/2 lbs. The weight of the shovel is quite reasonable for a small tool with this heft. The wide turned-over shoulder at the top of the blade is a nice feature and I was able to place my full weight on the shovel by stepping onto the shoulder. The shovel length was perfect for my height (5’8”), and I found it comfortable to grab and lift the shovel without having to bend over as much, or as far as I would with a shorter shovel. However, the medium length does sacrifice some ability to leverage the spade to move heavier objects, such as large stones/small boulders. The cutting edge of the blade is relatively sharp (when new), and did a commendable job using modest foot pressure on the shoulder of the blade to pierce through some tree roots. The blade has a modest contour allowing it to carry a reasonable amount of dirt, soil, etc. It is not intended to convey significant volumes of material and would not be a tool of choice to unload a trailer full of fill. The D-Handle was a moderate size, easy to grip and to use for hanging the tool on a wall. The handle is secured to the shaft with a single steel rivet and another rivet holds the end-piece together. One possible concern: Are the rivets securing the steel spade and the handle to the shaft the weak links here? Will they survive over time without rusting out? Perhaps a galvanized bolt/nut or other solid fastener would be a better choice to fasten these components? Only time will tell for sure. Bottom Line: This is a nice tool, with a tare weight and modest load capacity that eases the effort to dig long narrow trenches or small shallow holes for small-to-medium plantings. A good, quality product – I would recommend it to a friend.
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              This review is from 14 in. D-Handle Drain Spade
              • Recommended
              Ideal for planting! The narrow and curved blade of this space makes it ideal for digging holes fo...
              Ideal for planting! The narrow and curved blade of this space makes it ideal for digging holes for transplanting things. The handle and shaft are made from solid wood. Sides of the handle are also metal. The back of the steel spade is welded shut, giving additional strength. There are places (though small of course) for pushing it in with your foot. Altogether, a solid space and an excellent shape for planting and transplanting small to medium sized plants. Made in China
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              This review is from 14 in. D-Handle Drain Spade
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