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Professional Gardener's Tools

All-steel, made for a lifetime of real use

Stock Number Item Description Availability Price Order Qty
79W04.01 25" All Purpose Shovel
In Stock $57.80  
79W01.01 Straight 13" Spade
In Stock $99.95  
79W02.01 Optional Foot Pad
In Stock $13.95  
79W03.01 Pointed Shovel
In Stock $99.50  
79W08.01 Root Cutter Spade
In Stock $99.95  
79W09.01 Trencher Spade
In Stock $89.75  
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Professional gardeners don't want fancy wood handles or shiny polished blades; they want tough, sharp tools that can be used all day to get the job done. Shovels and spades are the workhorses of the garden and these days almost all really come out of China (no matter what the label says). Some are decent tools but none of them can hold a candle to these made here by a firm that only makes tools for the professional. Familiar to professional nurserymen, but almost unknown to home gardeners, they are first class tools that your grandchildren will be able to use.

These are all-steel construction, shaped specifically with sharpened edges (all the better to dig tough soil with). The 4130 tough chrome molybdenum alloy steel blades and handles are carefully heat-treated to produce a tool that is exceptionally strong. The result is a tough product, of a type often used in the aircraft and automotive industries when high strength steel parts are needed.

Click Here for more information or Click Here to see the all-steel 4-tine Fork.

Additional air shipping surcharges apply to all but the 25" All-Purpose Shovel and the Foot Pad.

Made in the USA.

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3  - 
Short Handle
Reviewed By:   (Lakewood, CO) 
I bought this spade to install a sprinkler system in my back yard. I thought I would not have to move so mush dirt. It is very well constructed and digs a nice narrow ditch. The reason for the 3 stars is the handle is too short. I had to take it to a welder and have the handle extended a foot.

5  - 
Best of the Best
Reviewed By:   (Bedford, MA) 
If you are looking for the best of the best in gardening digging tools, look no further. Over the past 50 years, I have evaluated many garden digging shovels and finally have found these Garrett Wade shovels to stand up to the harshest of New England soils without bending our breaking---thank you!

5  - 
Best Shovels Made
Reviewed By:   (Greensboro, North Carolina) 
I used this brand of shovel for many years doing landscaping these are downright the best shovels made They are made by W.W MFG. Co. in NJ these shovels are rust Resistant not rust proof if they were stainless they would not be able to be sharpened as well or as tough.

5  - 
Straight Talk
Reviewed By:   (Concord, MA) 
This is the second straight spade we have purchased, both are well utilized in our firm's business of historic gravestone conservation. The spades and accompanying footrests are by far the favorite shovel of our crew - which is why a second one was needed. A terrific product that cuts sod around stones easily and is strong enough to use daily with no ill effects to the spade. Highly recommended if you have difficult digging jobs that require care around easily chipped/scratched objects like old slate and marble gravestones.
Rate & Review Grand Prize $100 Winner March 2013 Rate & Review Grand Prize $100 Winner. Congratulations, Jim!!

5  - 
Root Cutter Spade--Highest Price But Best Value
Reviewed By:   (Gulf Breeze, FL) 
I've had the root cutter spade for several years, and it is the strongest shovel I have ever used. The back portion of my lot was not cleared, and consisted primarily of live oak, scrub oak, and sand pine. (About 1/2 acre in area.) Lots of intertwining roots close to the surface. The root cutter spade cuts through up to 1"-1 1/2" roots with a strong downward thrust. Some do require several whacks to cut. I really have no problem keeping the shovel sharp due to the hard blade material. As far as durability goes, it is second to none. I have several different shovels, and have used many more throughout the years. Every once in a while I'll push a tool beyond it's limits and break off a handle. Done this quite a few times. (Maybe even "many" times.) Haven't been able to hurt the root cutter spade, though. The only thing tougher is my 6 foot pry bar.....but it sure doesn't cut as well.

For those roots too thick for the spade, I have been using a cutter/mattock. Just last year I tried a 12" pruning blade on my battery operated reciprocating saw. The "Sawzall" has been a real labor saver. After cutting through the roots I then pry them out with your spade.

Bottom line is that I always begin a hole with your spade, and while it had the highest initial cost of any of my shovels, it has also provided the best utility of any digging tool I have ever used. In this case, the high priced tool is the best value in the long run.

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