A: No it doesn’t. It is made of good heavy duty steel. If it wears down you just file or grind it to a straight edge.
A: No it doesn’t have an extra edge on it. This is probably one of the best snow shovels sold. It is a little heavier than but it is well worth it. I’ve had one for over 40 years. I bought a new one a couple of years ago for my wife and she helps me shovel. I’m still using the old one.
A: There is no added edge where it makes ground contact. It’s a heavy duty shovel though and will take some time to grind away. I have one that’s a number of years old which is similar. Have probably ground off a few inches on the older one.
A: I just measured mine, and it measures .047in. So 18 gauge.
A: You have to get your own screws to fasten the shaft to the blade. I have plenty sitting around in my garage, so for me this was not an issue.
A: Yes; however, you might want to have extra ones. Mine came with 2 but, I found that 3 work much better.
A: Yes. The package contained one screw.
A: Yes indeed
A: 1 screw was included for assembly. In my opinion 1 screw is not sufficient to secure the blade to the handle. There are additional pre-drilled screw holes in the blade where the handle attaches and I would recommend adding an additional screw. I did this and have not had any problems with the shovel.
A: Yes, two screws are included. One for the handle and one for the shovel.
A: Screws are included. If you receive a shovel and the screws are missing, you can contact True Temper's Customer Service to have some sent out to you.
A: 1 screw was included for assembly. In my opinion 1 screw is not enough to secure the handle to the blade. There are additional pre-drilled screw holes in the blade so I added a second screw and I have not had any problems with this shovel.
A: No, The handle end was attached to the shaft, but the shovel end needed a screw that was not included
A: The steel shovel is painted to resist rust. The steel shovel that I just retired after 20+ years still had the paint on it. You may get a little rust on the edge that scrapes the ground, but it will be minor. If it bothers you, nothing stops you from spraying the shovel with a little WD-40 after each use to displace any moisture and prevent rusting.
A: Unlikely, painted, heavy gauge steel. Spray with wD40 at end of season.
A: Any area that is not protected by paint will be prone to rust. That being said the blade will constantly be scraping on the cement so it really removes the rust every time you use it as far as the blade goes. Even around the rivets that rust it will still last several years without an issue. I have had mine for 3 years I believe and it is still as sturdy and useful as the day I bought it.
A: It will have some rust over time, but never really enough to hurt anything. Stainless would not be strong enough and way too expensive. I had a steel shovel for years that I kept fixing because I couldn't find another. Was so grateful to find this one.
A: Probably, but I don't think this will be a big problem.
A: Yes, as the paint wears off it will rust if you don't take care of it or repaint it. The rust, however should not effect it's usability. When shoveling wet snow it usually hit the blade with a good shot of WD40 from time to time. Mostly I do this to keep the snow from sticking. Wax, like from a candle will also do the same.
A: Yes the blade can rust over time. It is important to keep the blade clean and dry after using. Applying a silicone lubricant spray will help and you may have to paint over any deeper scratches.
A: It is painted, but may rust as paint is scraped off over time. Too early to tell.
A: I treated my blade with WD-40 and unless I abuse the shovel, I can't see it ever rusting. Iam expecting 20+ Buffal NY winters worth of work from this tool. I am thrilled withmy purchase !!!!!!!!
A: It is painted. From past experience, the edge gets rust because the paint wears off there. It will last a very long time and is better than any other shovel made.
|Brand||True Temper||CASL Brands||True Temper||True Temper|
|Name||18 in. Steel Snow Shovel||47 in. Steel Shock-Absorbing Ice Chopper with Extra-Thick Blade||43 in. Aluminum Handle 26 in. Poly Blade SnoBoss Snow Shovel||24 in. Industrial Grade Snow Pusher with Versa Grip|
|Blade Length (in.)||15 in||6 in||21 in||8.5 in|
|THD SO SKU||1000591868||1000289806|
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