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47.5 in. Wood Handle Trenching Shovel

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  • Narrow, tempered steel blade for trench digging
  • Foot step for comfort and control
  • Durable hardwood handle
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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 trenching shovel has a unique blade design for digging trenches. The 4 in. wide shaped blade is designed for digging a narrow trench in a construction application. It is the highest quality trenching tool.
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  • Heavy gauge, tempered steel blade for maximum strength
  • Forward turned step for secure foot placement
  • North American hardwood handle for strength and durability
  • Riveted for strong head to handle connection
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Questions & Answers

Q:What is the warranty on breakage?
by|May 20, 2023
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A:  Please email us at help@ames.com for this information.

by|Sep 7, 2023
    1 found this answer helpful
    Q:what gauge is the steel blade?
    by|Oct 20, 2022
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    A:  The blade is stamped from what appears to be 1/16th inch steel. That would be about 15 gauge I believe.

    by|Apr 12, 2023

      A:  The gauge for this shovel blade is 14.

      by|Apr 12, 2023
        Q:there used to be a rock/road about 6 inches under my grass. will this be able to cut through the rock?
        by|Apr 30, 2021
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        A:  Tip not as pointy and rounded shape makes it hard to step on. Don't buy this one. Buy one with the pointier tip and the ledge to put feet on. Price is the same.

        by|Aug 7, 2023
          2 found this answer helpful

          A:  I wouldn't think it would remove rocks unless they were very small. There is not much room on the top of the blade to use your foot to dig.

          by|May 4, 2021

          A:  It may get through some really depends on how tight it still is.. May want to keep a pick are near by just in case.

          by|Apr 30, 2021

          A:  No -- this is just a narrow blade shovel.

          by|Apr 30, 2021
          Q:how long is the shovel part?
          by|Oct 10, 2020
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          A:  Roughly about 8 inches I believe

          by|Apr 30, 2021

          A:  47.5 “

          by|Nov 13, 2020

            A:  The blade length is 12 inches and the width of the blade is 4 inches.

            by|Jan 26, 2023
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            Customer Reviews

            4.1 out of 5
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            This Trenching Shovel is nice and light weight and great price. I used it to make the job of putt...
            This Trenching Shovel is nice and light weight and great price. I used it to make the job of putting in low voltage lights easier.
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            I needed to trench the drt around foundation of 9 garages so i can install the water barrier, wor...
            I needed to trench the drt around foundation of 9 garages so i can install the water barrier, worked perfectly fine in a sandy soil
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            3 found this review helpful
            Excellent Sprinkler Tool
            This is a tool every person whether you are in the business of installing or repairing a sprinkler system or if you are a homeowner with a sprinkler system. This tool makes it so much easier to dig a small trench to install pvc pipe instead of using a shovel to make a bigger mess that is not needed. This tool lets you do the job not only easier, but neater. No need to dig bigger or larger holes when you can just about dig a hole a litter wider than the pvc pipe. This tools allows your yard to grow back the areas that were disturbed quicker. Also very easy to store!! Excellent tool!!
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            9 found this review helpful
            Foot slips off the side
            This shovel can be difficult to work with in highly compact or hard soil conditions such as clay, rocky soils or drought stricken areas. The rear lip of the shovel, where you would normally place your foot to provide downward force, is only 1 inch wide and curved downward, so it is difficult to get any leverage. While trenching shovels are primarily used as cleanout shovels and should not require much leverage, certain soil conditions do still need a bit of extra force to get the blade buried deep (even in soil that has been loosened by a trencher or sharpshooter). What I liked about this shovel is the curve of the blade, the width which is perfect for a single piece of conduit, and the nice long length of the hardwood handle. If it had adjustable foot pegs that could slide up and down on the handle, this would be a perfect shovel! I may try and fashion something to it to see if I can’t salvage this tool
            26 found this review helpful
            The item that I purchased was the perfect choice for the project. I am delighted to have found the it at The Home Depot.
              Pretty good but I wish it had a place to step on it like a spade shovel has.
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              It worked great made the job easier.
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