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Types Of Shovels And Their Uses




We all want that perfect shovel to complete our task with ease, but how do we know the one or two we already own are the right ones for us? Believe it or not, you are probably not using the right shovel for what you are wanting to achieve. Whether its digging for an upcoming fire pit for family and friends or shoveling snow out of your driveway, we compile a list of the most essential shovels to add to your toolbelt.


1. D HANDLE SHOVEL

These shovels are shorter by nature than your classic digging shovel, while much longer than a gardening spade with a non slip grip action handle and great for semi large garden escapades.


2. DIGGING SHOVEL

Considered the classic among shovels, this hearty tool is generally sharper towards the end, resulting in a point and can be used for digging holes, ditches, and cutting roots where you need it most.

3. EDGING SHOVEL

The most practical for its use of the bunch, is the practical and realistic edging shovel. The handle is symmetrical and double handled, accompanied by a very thin and square blade for indicating markings along property lines.

4. GARDEN SHOVEL (spade)

Another common household item, yet invaluable commodity is the well-known spade, otherwise known as the garden shovel. With its ever so short handle and classic shaped V handle, its rounded history of gardening is not only enough to dig into the spots you need to plant but more than enough to double as an ice scraper in tough situations.


5. GRAVEL SHOVEL

A staple tool to transit gravel to and from, the gravel shovel comes with a robust rounded edge to scoop ample amounts of gravel to its designated location; Ideal for construction and heavy labor applications.

6. SCOOP SHOVEL

This shovel is closely related to the famous snow shovel, but is generally considered more handy for the distribution of such materials as dirt, clay and debris.

7. SNOW SHOVEL

An important asset to have during times of inclement weather, the snow shovel is the go to weapon for adequate amounts of snow. This tool has a relatively wide and thin edge, accompanied by a slight curved edge to rid your drive way, yard, and roads of existing snow and debris.

8. SQUARE SHOVEL

As its name suggests, the tip of the blade resembles a square edge which is best suited to removing debris.

9. T HANDLE SHOVEL

This specifically designed shovel creates a T at the end of the shaft, at the handle and gives the user much more emphasis with each strike. While nearly equally effective as a digging shovel, the handles add a sense of control for the user.

10. TREE PLANTING SHOVEL

Believe it or not, science has done its homework and incorporated a shovel for planting trees. Appointed with thin, narrow blades at the tip, and a cunning technology to level out the four sides of a hole, these miraculous shovels do the same work as multiple shovels combined.


Whatever shovel you are looking for, you know the right one for the job. As many shovels as there are, no one shovel will complete the task quite like the one you solely need. Our list ensures you with the best options you need on demand. Happy digging!

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