The January 31st 2015 Issue of Amateur Gardening performed a product test on a range of Square Shovels and gave the Draper Solid Forged Shovel (stock no. 52956) a rating of 13/15.
“Features ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Ash shaft secured in a long steel socket, metal ‘YD’ grip and hardwood handle. Total length: 37in (940mm). Forged steel blade: 10in (250mm) wide and 12in long (300mm). Weight: 5lbs 11oz (2.6kg).
Performance ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Proved a very robust tool during use and well suited to transporting heavier materials from one place to another. Felt heavier than the rest, but not excessively so.
Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
What you would generally think of when envisaging a shovel. A useful workhorse at a good price.”
RATING – 13/15
Amateur Gardening – 31st January 2015.