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49 in. Fiberglass Handle Super Socket Digging Shovel

  • Tempered steel blade and extended socket for maximum strength
  • Power Step is perforated to reduce material buildup
  • Durable fiberglass handle
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Product Overview

This Razor-Back digging shovel used for all construction, lawn and garden work. It is the highest quality garden tool. It is ideal for a variety of uses, such as digging, planting, cutting sod and small roots.
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  • Heavy gauge, tempered steel blade for maximum strength
  • PowerStep® is perforated to reduce material buildup
  • Contractor grade fiberglass handle for durability
  • Large power step for secure footing
  • Recommended drain: K-7272 or K-7271

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Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Questions & Answers


I see it has a lifetime warranty. Is that honored in store?

Asked by Cj September 3, 2020

Hi. Please see response to other question poster by Matt in Matt August 21, 2018. I would go and contact Ames directly after 3 years.

What guage steel is this shovel?

Asked by JackH October 4, 2019

Call the manufacture

How deep of a hole will this shovel dig? How deep does the hole need to be to hide the scent from...

Asked by IsaacL April 23, 2019

18 "

How long is the lifetime warrenty? 90days is what the website says.

Asked by BC March 19, 2019

Is that a serious question? 90 store return, warranty from manufacturer for LIFE, until you die.

My shovel is 2 years old, the steel cracked just below the handle.. I can't use it for fear it wi...

Asked by Paul September 14, 2018

I had a similar problem with mine. Customer Service, via on-line chat, said to return it to the store but when I did that the store would not provide warranty service and referred me to the manufacturer. This is unacceptable in my opinion, and renders the lifetime warranty worthless to me.

mine has a crack in it after 3 years, how does the lifetime warranty work?

Asked by Matt August 21, 2018

I would contact the manufactorer and explain the situation

What's the warranty

Asked by Larry December 22, 2016

Razorback web site clearly states 90 day warranty even though Home Depot site clearly states " Lifetime Warranty" Clearly it is not very clear.

Blade thinkness

Asked by jlnann68 May 29, 2016

Maybe an 1/8". It is the sturdiest of shovels.

What is the measurement from? Tip of shovel to top of handle, or what?

Asked by Joda March 25, 2016

44 inches

Is the steel from the USA?

Asked by Andy October 14, 2015

“Made in Pennsylvania” doesn’t sound like the steel is American. Way to dance around a real answer.

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Customer Reviews

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Shovel sucks
Within the first hour or two the shovel blade bent. Not heavy duty at all.
by Ep
1 person found this helpful
Low Durability Digging Shovel
Had this shovel for two years. At first it seemed solid, but after two years of residential light use the metal at the neck of the shovel has snapped. This was used for top soil and dirt around the yard. No major digging or use for heavy rock or debris. Ames claims to have a lifetime warranty. I will update this review if they follow through and replace it.
by Sean
3 people found this helpful
This shovel is a super digging implement, especially for a midrange tall individual that is sligh...
This shovel is a super digging implement, especially for a midrange tall individual that is slight like me. I am 5'7" and 123 pounds and digging has been one of my hardest farm jobs and often wore me out.. This is the perfect size, It is made with these cool cast in steel foot treads so you can stand securely and balance when you dig. It is very pretty too! And it hauls a LOT of dirt. I made short work of tree planting the very day I got it. IT appears to be very durable too, but only time will tell on that score! I am DELIGHTED with this purchase. It is not a mini-shovel BTW it is .good-sized, just not huge and overly thick and heavy, PERFECTO!!
by aminahyaquin
7 people found this helpful
I needed a strong shovel to dig up deep rooted bushes and this one definitely was the right choic...
I needed a strong shovel to dig up deep rooted bushes and this one definitely was the right choice. The handle and blade are very strong which made my job easier.
by DS
The Razor-Back spade shovel I purchase worked wonderful. The built in step for foot leverage work...
The Razor-Back spade shovel I purchase worked wonderful. The built in step for foot leverage worked very well. I wish it was a tad sharper, I will file a small edge to help cut roots better, but this is just my personal like, otherwise it was a great shovel with Lifetime warranty..
by LovingVermont
5 people found this helpful
Looks like it'll hold up to lots of abuse.
Looks like it'll hold up to lots of abuse.
by Christopher
4 people found this helpful
Poor quality
This shovel looks and feels like a very strong shovel. The shovel blade bent the very first time I used it. I have contacted the manufacturer to use the lifetime warranty. We will see if this happens. Home Depot does not warranty this product if it is more than 90 days old.
by jjdj
10 people found this helpful
Excellent, strong shovel for hefty jobs
I moved literally a couple tons of earth digging a 4x4x5 grave for my poor Siberian Husky, for whom I built a semi-large coffin from materials also purchased at Home Depot. I've had bad experienced with shovels before, with the handles breaking and the bases digging into the soles of my shoes, even workboots, over time. However, this shovel is super sturdy and has an extra wide place to put your foot so it stays comfortable even for big jobs. Highly recommended. Adding a pic of the finished product in the corner of our yard. You can see it was a big job.
by BobbyB
20 people found this helpful
Solid Build, Nice Push Feature
This is a well-built shovel with steel jackets over the spade-end and handle-end that cover & protect all but 9” of the full wood handle. A small, but useful design feature is that the spade is engineered with a flat support at the top that allows the user a small area to step on to push the spade down – with small holes drilled into the step to allow water to drain and minimize mud build-up. The height and weight of the shovel were perfect for me (I am 5’8” tall). The product name “razor back” might give the impression that the edge of the shovel will pierce most anything, and although it did an admirable job of cutting through some thick grass turf (with the aid of some modest foot pressure), it was not particularly effective at chopping through small tree roots (1/2”) that you are likely to encounter when landscaping your back yard. I will likely sharpen the spade to improve its usefulness for my terrain. My overall assessment is that this tool is built to last for the long-haul, and so it will be my “go-to” tool for virtually all my gardening and construction projects.
by jayp
8 people found this helpful
RazorBack 49 in. Fiberglass Handle Super Socket Digging Shovel
Bought this shovel after the other one I had snapped near the base. Didn't wanna go with a wooden handle anymore, so figured: why not try fiberglass?! Glad I did. It's super strong and easy to handle. The only downside is the weight for my size (I'm small and female) but I'm sure a bigger person wouldn't even feel the weight. I also like the 'feet handles' -- easy to jump onto the shovel blade to push it down into the ground, fun!
by disturbdpatient
5 people found this helpful
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