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47 in. Fiberglass Handle Digging Shovel

$4410
  • Industrial gauge steel blade
  • Crimped steel collar for strong head to handle connection
  • Strong fiberglass handle with cushion grip
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The Razor-Back round point shovel is tough enough to dig in the hardest, rockiest soil. It features a heavy duty, open back, industrial gauge, steel blade with a backbone ribbon of steel reinforcement along the socket. A crimped steel collar strengthens the handle to socket connection. The 48 in. fiberglass handle with cushion end grip provides ultimate strength and durability to withstand heavy duty labor.
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  • For digging and excavation in hard, rocky soils
  • Heavy duty open back industrial gauge steel blade with backbone ribbon of steel reinforcement along the socket
  • Crimped steel collar strengthens handle to socket connection
  • 48 in. fiberglass handle with cushion end grip provides ultimate strength and durability

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Handle Length (in.)484848.7548
Handle MaterialWoodFiberglassFiberglassWood
Blade MaterialSteelSteelSteelSteel
Blade Width (in.)98.759.58.75
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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Length (in.)
11.25
Blade Width (in.)
8.75
Handle Length (in.)
48
Product Depth (in.)
5.9
Product Height (in.)
59.3
Product Width (in.)
8.8

Details

Blade Material
Steel
Features
Coated Blades
Handle Material
Fiberglass
Product Weight (lb.)
5.57
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime

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Quality of the shovel is mediocre - my grandfather had 1 shovel his whole life - this shovel is made to break in under 2 years. (breaks at the point where the handle and shovel meet) would it break the bank if they made the product a bit thicker\better
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    This is a an awesome shovel. The shovel is balanced and has a great feel. The shovel has a comf...
    This is a an awesome shovel. The shovel is balanced and has a great feel. The shovel has a comfortable rubberized red cap on the end of the handle which is easy on the hands while in use. The shovel has a very heavy duty feel and appearance. I would strongly recommend to anyone that uses a shovel on a regular basis for either work on residential duties. Great Product!!
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    Best shovel. I've used wood handle shovels in the past because you can get them for under $20. Re...
    Best shovel. I've used wood handle shovels in the past because you can get them for under $20. Removing landscaping from my yard I broke 2 wood handle shovels on large shrub roots. This fiberglass handle spade shovel is unlikely to break. It is heavy and very well made. The spade is sharp and secured to the handle. This is the best kind of shovel you can get and if you're tired of breaking wood handles this is the shovel for you. Plus it looks really cool with the red handle. The padded end is nice and will reduce wear on your hands. I'm very satisfied with this shovel and recommend to anyone that wants the best shovel.
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    We do a lot of heavy-duty digging on our property, as we are re-doing landscaping after a major r...
    We do a lot of heavy-duty digging on our property, as we are re-doing landscaping after a major renovation. We often use shovels to remove grass to create plantings, shovel gravel and wood chips, and cut into clay soil. We are very hard on our shovels. This shovel seems to be up for this abuse, very sturdy handle and nice, thick forged blade. We look forward to many years of heavy usage.
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    This fiberglass long handle pointed shovel is awesome. It feels very light to the touch so to spe...
    This fiberglass long handle pointed shovel is awesome. It feels very light to the touch so to speak but it’s actually a very heavy duty shovel that will last a very long tine. I put this shovel to the test in the half frozen ground next to my barn chopping and digging into the frost and prying up chunks using the strong long handle for leverage. I highly recommend this Razorback shovel.
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    It was high time I replaced my old aging wood handled round point shovel with one that had a good...
    It was high time I replaced my old aging wood handled round point shovel with one that had a good strong fiberglass handle. I had already replaced my square point and wished several times I had a fiberglass handle round point for the tough jobs. I can be pretty hard on hand tools like this and I’ve snapped more than a few wood handles over the years. This is a strong tool that should hold up to all I can throw at it for many years to come. The steel is heavy enough you don’t have to worry about it breaking and the flat areas for your feet are solid and of the right size to let you really lean into it. And that fiberglass handle is strong and will stand up to time better than wood. But it is still pretty light in the hands. Some of the fiberglass or nylon handled tools I have had in the past have been pretty heavy in the hand compared to their wood handled counterparts. But this is light enough it won’t add to your days hard work of digging. Overall this is a good quality hand tool.
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    Razor-Back Round Point digging shovel This is a full size round point sturdy digging shovel with ...
    Razor-Back Round Point digging shovel This is a full size round point sturdy digging shovel with a strong fiberglass handle. The metal shovel is very solid feeling, does not bend when digging hard. The neck/collar of the shovel that connects to the handle is crimped for extra strength. The fiberglass handle is strong and smooth, and the cushion end grip on the handle is comfortable. The end of the handle does not have a loop or hole in it so you cannot hang it for storage from a loop at that end. However, this is a great strong digging shovel, and I’m very pleased with it.
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    This is a review of the Razor-Back 47 in. Fiberglass Handle Digging Shovel. This is a really ni...
    This is a review of the Razor-Back 47 in. Fiberglass Handle Digging Shovel. This is a really nice heavy duty shovel. It feels way sturdier than my wood handled shovel. It also feels quite a bit heavier, but it gives me way more confidence digging up something heavy, than the wood model does. It has a nice rubber grip at the end of the handle. The spade is nice and big, and has decent spots to put your foot into it.
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    This unit is stamped and rolled for the blade. All one piece. If it's welded any where I can't se...
    This unit is stamped and rolled for the blade. All one piece. If it's welded any where I can't see it. The handle is comfortable and strong. I stress tested it by setting it up on the bench and bouncing on it. I weigh about 190 to 200 lbs, depending on the day , and I couldn't break it. I also set the stress test on the handle up to stress the blade itself and it did not bend. It's winter here in Michigan and I endeavored to dig a hole in the frozen ground. I was able to get 8 or so inches down before a pickax was needed. All in all it seems to be a very durable unit
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    This is a great fiberglass handled shovel. It is very comfortable to use. The overall tool is a...
    This is a great fiberglass handled shovel. It is very comfortable to use. The overall tool is a great length for leverage. I found it super easy to clean with just a garden hose no real water pressure was needed at all. It is a nice weight to work with. I believe it is balancing sturdy working equipment and not too heavy to make you tired. I also love the rubber grip on the top; it prevents from sliding on the wall when propped up when not in use.
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    We bought this shovel to replace an old wooden-handled one that was dull and the handle had warpe...
    We bought this shovel to replace an old wooden-handled one that was dull and the handle had warped. This shovel feels lighter to handle, but the blade is more sturdy and has a much better edge to it. The handle feels super solid and has a nice grip, which is a great added feature. I like the red handles, because it makes the tools easier to spot when you're working around the yard. This baby will get used well when the weather warms up around here!
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    The Razor-Back Fiberglass digging shovel has a 48-inch fiber glass handle attached to a 12-inch p...
    The Razor-Back Fiberglass digging shovel has a 48-inch fiber glass handle attached to a 12-inch pointed shovel making for an overall length of approx. 60 inches. Both of my other digging shovels, one wood and one fiberglass, are only 54 inches total length. The handle end is cushioned and somewhat rounded but not as comfortable as my wooded handle (see photo). The shovel end is made from 15 gage (.070” thick) hardened steel, is opened back and is attached to the handle by an inside tubular insert or tang (see photo) and a reinforcement collar. This type of connection makes the shovel neck to handle very strong and you can do some prying with it. The Rolled step (what you push on with your foot) is forward and large enough not to be felt through my work boot. The shovel worked well when I dug with it, not overly heavy and felt sturdy. I was not afraid that it would break when I was prying out a large rock. The blade cuts nicely into the ground and the shovel as a whole feel well balanced. Great price point, life time warranty, great all around shovel, recommended
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    The fiberglass handle digging shovel is super strong and should last a lifetime. It can be used ...
    The fiberglass handle digging shovel is super strong and should last a lifetime. It can be used for a variety of uses from small planting jobs to extra large digging projects. It's a bit weight heavy but still not too difficult to handle. This shovel will be extremely handy come time for spring planting. A great addition to my yard equipment and tools.
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    Not every shovel is just a shovel; this is a step above. We have rocky, clay soil here, so overti...
    Not every shovel is just a shovel; this is a step above. We have rocky, clay soil here, so overtime I have to dig a hole (like I do now to fix my sprinkler valves) it is a chore and a half with my previous shovel; the wooden handle always feels like it wants to snap and is hard to get leverage. This Razor-Back Shovel is a beast; from the heavy duty steel blade (perhaps the sturdiest one I have ever used) to the fiberglass handle which feels like it’s made of steel as well. Digging with this is a joy compared to what I had previously; it’s still hard work but somewhat easier. The shovel is extremely sturdy and despite being a bit heavier than I anticipated it has an ideal weight distribution (very well engineered). The cushioned end is also a nice touch; even though I tend to wear gloves while using it it still provides a nice feel. The handle is thick and this is the only downside I can report on; it still fits my hands very well. This is a nice, construction grade shovel, well worth the cost and a ‘one-and-done’ purchase that every homeowner should have in their garage.
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    The Razor-Back 47” Fiberglass Handle Digging Shovel is well designed and well made. It’s an open ...
    The Razor-Back 47” Fiberglass Handle Digging Shovel is well designed and well made. It’s an open back shovel and that’s just fine with me. The Shovel is a wee bit heavier than other shovels I’ve used but not overly so. The Fiberglass Handle is a superb quality and should last forever. The shovel digs and feels like it has a wooden handle. I used the Shovel a bit earlier today to plant a trained ginkgo in a raised plant bed. It’s the end of January and I’m near Pittsburgh but that didn’t slow the digging. The Shovel has a balanced feel and the blade is nice and sharp and easily cut a perfectly shaped hole for the ginkgo’s root ball. My soil has a lot of clay in it but no matter, it did not stick to the blade. I was done in no time. This really is one fine shovel.
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    This shovel by Razor-Back (Model 45000) is solid, well-built, and hefty. The weight is distribute...
    This shovel by Razor-Back (Model 45000) is solid, well-built, and hefty. The weight is distributed in a way that makes it comfortable to use but it's a bit more tiring than digging with other shovels. The rubberized wrapping at the tip of the handle makes holding it easy, but good gloves are still recommended because the rubber doesn't extend all the way down the fiberglass handle. There appears to be a metal tube running through the lower part of the handle, where it joins to the head, serving as a “tang” likely to provide more strength at the joint. Other than crimping the head to the fiberglass shaft and a pressure “cap” sliding over the top ends of the head, I don't see how the head is secured to the handle, and that concerns me – I've had to re-secure tool heads to handles in the past and I'm prepared to do that here if needed. Overall it appears to be a great shovel at a reasonable price. Time will tell.
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    I got the Razor-Back 47 in. Fiberglass Handle Digging Shovel as it looks vary good in constructio...
    I got the Razor-Back 47 in. Fiberglass Handle Digging Shovel as it looks vary good in construction. The top of the handle has a rubber grip, and the fiberglass handle seems to be strong, their is a steel sleeve that goes over the top of where it meets the handle. so it seems to be built to last and the manufacturer backs it up with a life time warranty.
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    Excellent craftsmanship. Strong durable materials used. The handle is fiberglass. The handle has ...
    Excellent craftsmanship. Strong durable materials used. The handle is fiberglass. The handle has a heavy cushioned end grip, very comfortable & seems durable. The blade is made of industrial gauge steel with an open back, and a backbone ribbon of steel reinforcement along the socket. A crimped steel collar strengthens the handle to socket connection. It is heavier than I thought it would be but not a problem. It feels strong, durable, and heavy duty for tough digging jobs.
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    Although this is my 2nd shovel by Razor-Back its my 1st fiberglass handled one. Having the fiberg...
    Although this is my 2nd shovel by Razor-Back its my 1st fiberglass handled one. Having the fiberglass over the wooden kind means i can leave it outside overnight without damaging it. This shovel is heavier than my wood one but i must say it did a better job digging in my hard Tx soil which is a mixture of rock, clay and shale depending on my unluckiness that day. The steel held up very well and i could feel it is more rigid. The handle is longer which i thought might be an issue but with the long comfortable cushion end grip -i just forgot about it. This shovel from just one use has become my favorite, the only thing i would improve is if it had more of a closed-back so i could jump down on it easier. My soil is so rocky i routinely use a breaker bar and this shovel did a great job with less fatigue digging out several deep holes for trees that took me 3 hrs. I wish i had discovered this tool sooner, was intending to give this to my son but im keeping it.
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    Razor-Back 47 in. Fiberglass Handle Digging Shovel is a well designed tough as nails digging shov...
    Razor-Back 47 in. Fiberglass Handle Digging Shovel is a well designed tough as nails digging shovel. The fiberglass handle helps absorb some of the shock and the durable cushion on the handle is meant to offer needed protection. Great balance. My soil was frozen solid so it was nice to see this slice into it. Soon I can start working my beds getting ready for spring. It's a beast. They have good lips on the edge of the shovel to give your boot a good bite when you push it in. Razor back is tough stuff and carries a lifetime warranty. I am impressed.
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    This is a high quality professional grade shovel. The shovel blade is made of heavy gauge steel w...
    This is a high quality professional grade shovel. The shovel blade is made of heavy gauge steel which can take a lot of abuse when using it to dig in a rocky soil condition. The shaft is made of fiberglass that covers a steel shaft. The Fiberglass eliminates the problem of weathering that wooden shafts have and the steel core gives a lot more strength than one that is only made of Fiberglass. While this adds some extra weight it increases the durability.
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    I own several Ames garden tools and I am as happy with this 47 inch wood handle digging shovel, a...
    I own several Ames garden tools and I am as happy with this 47 inch wood handle digging shovel, as I am with my other garden tools. The handle is a great length and weight. The wood is held in place by two solid screws that secure to the iron shovel. The shovel is stamped made in India and since most ironworks, including all our manhole covers are being made in the founders of India, I'm okay with this. It feels solid, but more importantly,it made quick work of digging my holes to plant this year. It also cleaned up nicely and with a little care, should last for years. I'm very happy with my new shovel.
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    The Razor-Back round point shovel is designed for digging and excavation in hard, rocky soils. Wh...
    The Razor-Back round point shovel is designed for digging and excavation in hard, rocky soils. Why they did not include a foot rest on the blade, is beyond me. The lack of a blade foot rest, in my years of experience, will likely cause damage to what ever you are wearing on your feet. Lack of foot rest also limits the foot pressure you can put on the shovel as you dig. This shovel features a solid shank construction for maximum strength. It also has a 10 in. solid steel socket to strengthen the 47 in. hardwood wood handle to ensure years of service. There is NO doubt this is a solid, well built shovel that will last you years of use. But the lack of a foot rest, is puzzling.
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    Ace of spade! Terrific shovel, it digs easily, breaking roots, and going deep with not much effor...
    Ace of spade! Terrific shovel, it digs easily, breaking roots, and going deep with not much efforts. The handle is long and sturdy to give maximum leverage. The shape is well designed for pushing with either left of right foot and it is like digging in butter. It seems to be built to last. Made in India and assembled in the U.S., what not to like? Truly recommend this item.
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    Fantastic professional Razorback digging shovel with 47 inch wood handle. This shovel has a very...
    Fantastic professional Razorback digging shovel with 47 inch wood handle. This shovel has a very, very sturdy handle bigger diameter, very heavy duty and well built., Easy to dig with, the blade is made with heavy steel and has a one piece shank and weighs about 5 pounds. It slices into the ground with very little effort. It also comes with a lifetime guarantee!
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    Razorback tools are high quality. This shovel is no exception. It’s a professional grade tool th...
    Razorback tools are high quality. This shovel is no exception. It’s a professional grade tool that will last you a life time. The shovel is heavier gauge steel. That combined with a solid wood handle makes it heavier then your typical home owner shovel so be careful if that extra weight would be a factor for your use. Bottom line a great heavy duty shovel.
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    I like this shovel but ----- This RazorBack Digging Shovel is pretty good. Nice, heavy blade and...
    I like this shovel but ----- This RazorBack Digging Shovel is pretty good. Nice, heavy blade and solid, thick, high shank attached to the handle. Feels good in the hands. And, it comes with a life-time guarantee! I've broken a few wooden handles over the years, so not sure how this one will hold up. I've even seen steel handles bent (not by me). Will definitely want to rub some linseed oil into this handle, as the desert heat dries them out pretty badly. I did use the shovel to dig up a15 year old plant with good roots. The shovel cut through the roots with no problem. But, this was in good tillable soil. The one thing I don't like is where the foot sits on the top of the blade. There is no "lip" or "shelf" for the foot to sit on. It's simply the unsharpened back edge of the blade. Might work real well in soft soil, but out here in the desert where the dirt is HARD, you'd need a really good pair of work boots with hard, solid soles or your feet (and shoes) would be in trouble in short order. For this reason, I can't recommend this shovel, for serious digging.
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    This Razorback digging shovel is very nice. It is made of quality materials and is extremely hea...
    This Razorback digging shovel is very nice. It is made of quality materials and is extremely heavy duty. I expect it will last and be useful for many years to come. It weighs a good five pounds. I really like that it has a solid wood handle, too. It digs right in with very little pressure from the foot - making for less pain in the back. I am impressed.
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    Broken Shovel head
    The shovel broke right in half due to the thin nature of the head-to-handle of the shovel. I would NOT recommend this shovel to ANYONE if you are going to be doing heavy digging with dirt or digging a deep hole with this shovel. it is a disappointment to even take this back and to even exchange it.
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