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48 in. Wood Handle Ditching Shovel

$5412
  • 5 inch wide tempered steel blade for clearing ditches
  • Rolled step prevents material build-up
  • Strong hardwood 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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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

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 ditching shovel is designed for digging and clearing drainage, ditches and trenches. The 5 in. open-back industrial gauge tempered steel blade has a rolled step to prevent material build-up. 48 in. premium northern hardwood handle for strength to withstand digging and clearing drainage. Excellent tool for homeowners and professionals.
  • Shop all Razor-Back Shovels here!
  • Designed for digging and clearing drainage, ditches and trenches
  • 5 in. open-back industrial gauge tempered steel blade has a rolled step to prevent material build-up
  • 48 in. hardwood handle
  • 9 in. socket for stronger connection between handle and blade

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Handle Length (in.)54484854
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Blade Width (in.)6564
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Product Width (in.)65.7564.3
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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Length (in.)
10.5
Blade Width (in.)
5
Handle Length (in.)
48
Product Depth (in.)
6
Product Height (in.)
58.8
Product Width (in.)
5.75

Details

Blade Material
Steel
Features
Coated Blades
Handle Material
Wood
Product Weight (lb.)
3.9
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime

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Customer Reviews

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This is a nice trenching shovel. Excellent build qualities including sturdy handle with grips and...
This is a nice trenching shovel. Excellent build qualities including sturdy handle with grips and tough shovel blade. Like the black and red color and design a lot. It is much faster to use for tighter spots and loose soils. I felt for the specific work that I did, that the grips were lacking in helpful places but only existed on the end of the shovel handle so I would recommend gloves if trenching tough rocky dirt. It's a pretty specific shovel for gardening, creating holes, and ditches and I used it in places the spade shovel would not fit. I would not recommend as a replacement for a spade shovel, but in additional to the collection of gardening and landscaping tools.
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The "Razor-Back 54 in. Fiberglass Handle Ditching Shovel", has an excellent design not only for ...
The "Razor-Back 54 in. Fiberglass Handle Ditching Shovel", has an excellent design not only for ditching but for many other jobs when small accurate digging is required, like trimming around sprinkler heads, removing unwanted weeds and saplings. The tool itself is built with heavy-duty quality materials. The fiberglass handle works really well making this tool lighter and well balanced. It also has a manufacturer lifetime warranty...WOW. I like it and recommend it. For more information and reviews see: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Razor-Back-54-in-Fiberglass-Handle-Ditching-Shovel-47174/205350378
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The first thing I noticed when using this trenching shovel was the triangular-shaped blade which ...
The first thing I noticed when using this trenching shovel was the triangular-shaped blade which is sharp and pointed. I had to dig in an area that has dense roots of all sizes. The shovel cut through the underground obstructions with ease. This shovel consists of a quality steel blade attached to a very strong fiberglass handle. The length of the handle contributes greatly to usefulness of this tool.
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A sturdy trenching and cleanout shovel made of strong and long-lasting materials. The 54-inch han...
A sturdy trenching and cleanout shovel made of strong and long-lasting materials. The 54-inch handle makes the shovel comfortable for use by a guy of average stature. See photograph 1. The socket is bonded to the composite (fiberglass) shank with a ferrule and no crevice traps dirt and corrosion. See photograph 2. The socket is formed of the same sheet steel as is the blade. See photograph 3. And the crush area at the socket/handle intersection is stiffened with a wood core. The blade step is rounded to accept a work shoe and conveniently apply pressure. See photograph 4. Stout boots help when aggressively using this narrow tool. I have seen modifications ranging from some hard-facing welded traction dots to T-bar step extensions. The latter are useful but cumbersome when trenching more than one spade deep. The upper end grip is a nice finish. It is slip-resistant and easily grasped with a gloved hand. See photograph 5. The blade angle is appropriate for a median height user. The handle is weather resistant and obviates any need to oil or sand an exposed and worn wooden handle. The tool relatively is lightweight. This narrow trenching shovel serves double duty when clearing culverts and chutes, transferring the contents of vessels, planting small nursery stock and doing other chores where a regular size spade will not fit.
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Feels kind of fragile but does trench a six in path in sand. It is good in soft dirt or sand as ...
Feels kind of fragile but does trench a six in path in sand. It is good in soft dirt or sand as a root remover. The size is good unless you want a smaller trench. When you dig in deeper the base feels like it could snap off at the part where the handle in inserted to the base part. The tip of the blade was the best part and does cut roots up to a half inch with ease.
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I have 2 of these trenching shovels. I use them to dig small ditches to drain small areas around ...
I have 2 of these trenching shovels. I use them to dig small ditches to drain small areas around my cattle troughs. This Razor-Back is very heavy duty, but the fiberglass handle makes this model lightweight and easy to handle. The well thought out angle of the shovel to the handle makes trenching very easy. I like the lifetime warranty for peice of mind. I'm completely satisfied and highly recommend this tool.
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VERY NICE SHOVEL - THIS "Razor-Back" DITCH SHOVEL IS QUALITY CONSTRUCTED WITH STEEL BLADE AND A F...
VERY NICE SHOVEL - THIS "Razor-Back" DITCH SHOVEL IS QUALITY CONSTRUCTED WITH STEEL BLADE AND A FIBERGLASS HANDEL - HANDLE IS 54 INCHES LONG FOR GREAT LEVERAGE AND EXTRA REACH - THE STEEL BLADE ID 5 INCHES WIDE & 9 1/4 INCHES LONG - MADE FOR DIGGING DRENCHES, IT'S ALSO GREAT FOR DIGGING HOLES TO PLANT TREES AND I USED IT TO PLANT ROES BUSHES - THIS SHOVEL WILL LAST A LONG TIME.
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This is definitely a specialty shovel and well designed for its purpose. The arc of the blade is ...
This is definitely a specialty shovel and well designed for its purpose. The arc of the blade is perfect after the trench is about a foot deep. The length of the handle gives you lots of reach. It feels light in weight which is a plus when you are dealing with a long reach into a trench. Fiberglass handles are a positive because they are not only this light weight but also strong.
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This is a specialized tool which, for the typical homeowner like myself, you're hard-pressed to f...
This is a specialized tool which, for the typical homeowner like myself, you're hard-pressed to find storage. [It can't do double-duty as an edging spade owing to to the blade's concavity.] But, if you don't want to rent a trencher, it's ideal for running conduit ... just wait for the ground to soften. The blade is 0.070" thick steel. Personally, used a spade to cut in the sides of the trench beforehand. It makes the job so much easier. Ergonomically, there's a lot of 'forward lean' to the handle which helps supply needed leverage. What I like most ... lifetime warranty and rot-proof handle. My shovels tend to lay around the yard.
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This is my fifth Razor-Back tool. After getting my first one, I would not consider any other bran...
This is my fifth Razor-Back tool. After getting my first one, I would not consider any other brand. These are top shelf and trust me, they can take a beating. I got this ditching shovel as the design of it allows a substantial alternative to the typical results of a standard spade shovel. Right tool for the right job. The moment you hold this tool, you know you have the right one. Quality throughout. The design of the angled shovel head to the extra long handle, provides an exceptional amount of leverage when trenching. The blade shoulder is larger than usual and will provide substantial comfort on your foot and leg. If you've dug ditches, you know what I'm talking about. The blade is very heavy gauge. The handle has a fantastic padded end for comfort and it also provides a solid grip even when your hands are wet. This is just a flat out solid and well designed tool and I would highly recommend shopping this particular one if you are in the market for an upgrade.
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