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Looking for good, long-handled flat spade

Posted by egganddart49 6a NY (My Page) on
Thu, May 10, 12 at 23:54

All the garden tools I use are long handled, not short with a D- or similar handle. I'm looking for a good quality spade with a long handle, but everything I see is the short handled kind. I don't have much experience with the short kind, but they feel awkward to me. And I've read that they're harder on your back and shoulders.
What's your experience with long vs. short, D-handled tools? All the good ones seem to be European, where they seem only to make the short handled kind. Anyone know of a good, long-handled one?

And by spade, I mean a flat headed tool with a squared off bottom, not a point.

Thanks in advance.

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RE: Looking for good, long-handled flat spade

Usually any garden center or big box store will have them. You could also try Lee Valley Tools on-line. They carry several lines of garden stuff. I've purchased a few thing from them and been quite happy. I often meet up with them at the Rochester Garden Show, but they also have a catalog.

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