The March Issue of Kitchen Garden Magazine performed a product test on a range of Digging Spades and gave the Expert Stainless Steel Soft Grip Garden Spade (stock no. 19656) a rating of 5/5 along with the “Teams Choice – Best For Comfortable Digging” award.
“… A gardener without a spade is like a wizard without a wand. There is no doubt that the spade is a wonder tool and an essential requirement for any garden. …
Product Code: 721EH
Handle: Plastic YD,
Soft Grip Shaft: Plastic Coated Steel, Cored, 71.1cm (28in).
Blade Head: Blade and Socket Fully Hardened, Tempered and mirror polished. 28 x 18cm (11 x 7in).
Steve Says: I found this standard length spade ideal for my height (5ft 4in) and the soft grip handle and smooth stainless steel shaft made it very comfortable to use and easy on the hands, even with prolonged use. The polished steel blade slid easily into the soil and being quite flat compared to some could also be used as an edging tool or to lift turf. The tool itself did not feel too heavy, but did have enough weight to save some effort when pushing into the soil. No treads were incorporated, but that did not greatly affect comfort.
Versatile and effective performer
Performance ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Ease of Use ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Overall ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“
Kitchen Garden – March 2015.