Shovels & Spades

Shovels are one of the most well-known hand tools due to their versatile simplicity that allows them to be used for a wide variety of applications, from home gardening to specific construction projects. With a triangular or T-shaped grip at the top that fits into the handle or shaft, which is normally made from wood, plastic or metal, and the blade attached to the base of the shaft, the shovel or spade is an easily-recognisable tool.


What uses do spades and shovels have?


The versatility of the shovel is granted by the simplicity of its functions, allowing it to be used for a multitude of reasons in a few simple ways. Shovels are designed to scoop up and move loose materials such as soil, sand, and snow, as well as construction aggregates and even light rubble or debris. Shovels can also be used to dig holes and trenches, with some shovels fitted with purpose-designed blades.


The most common applications for shovels would include gardening, farm work, utility installation, and aggregate transfer.


Types of shovels


There are various types of a shovel, choosing the correct one would depend on the application or environment it is to be used.


Digging shovels - are designed for digging holes. They feature a curved scoop with upturned edges. Digging shovels have a curved pointed tip. Digging shovels are ideal for preparing the ground in gardens or allotments ready for planting trees and shrubs.


Scooping shovels are designed to scoop up or move loose materials. They usually feature a wider head with a flat tip. Scooping shovels are ideal for shovelling snow from paths and driveways, moving gravel and sand on building sites.


Trench shovels -have a longer narrower head with a sharp pointed tip. Trench shovels have steeper upturned sides. They are the perfect shape for digging new trenches to lay pipework for utility installation.


Square shovels - have a flatter head with a straight tip. Squarehead shovels like scooping shovels are used to move loose material. The flatter head on a square shovel also makes them ideal for slicing through a tough tree and plant roots.


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Description Price Type Food Processing Safe Size Handle Length Handle Material Colour Length Width Blade Material
RS Stock No. 763-8100
Mfr. Part No.22-41578
BrandGerber
$59.92
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Folding Spade with Carbon Steel Blade - - - Reinforced Nylon - 419mm - -
RS Stock No. 188-8944
Mfr. Part No.56014
BrandVikan
$76.54
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Red 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 188-8945
Mfr. Part No.56015
BrandVikan
$76.54
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - White 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 188-8946
Mfr. Part No.56016
BrandVikan
$76.54
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Yellow 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 177-4083
Mfr. Part No.56735
BrandVikan
$28.68
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Square Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1150mm Polypropylene White 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 188-8955
Mfr. Part No.56251
BrandVikan
$33.05
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Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1040mm Polypropylene - 327mm 271mm -
RS Stock No. 188-8942
Mfr. Part No.56012
BrandVikan
$76.54
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Green 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 188-8947
Mfr. Part No.56017
BrandVikan
$76.54
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Orange 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 884-7573
Mfr. Part No.56254
BrandVikan
$35.40
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Red 330mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 177-4084
Mfr. Part No.56734
BrandVikan
$28.68
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Square Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1150mm Polypropylene Red 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 188-9739
Mfr. Part No.562566
BrandVikan
$36.76
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Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1040mm Polypropylene - 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 188-8953
Mfr. Part No.56105
BrandVikan
$76.54
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 340 x 270 mm 1110mm - White 340mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 177-4081
Mfr. Part No.56737
BrandVikan
$28.68
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Square Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 550mm Polypropylene Orange 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 177-4089
Mfr. Part No.56234
BrandVikan
$48.03
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Square Shovel Yes 379 x 345 mm 1150mm Polypropylene Red 379mm 345mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 188-8943
Mfr. Part No.56013
BrandVikan
$76.54
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Blue 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 188-9742
Mfr. Part No.562599
BrandVikan
$129.35
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Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1040mm Polypropylene - 327mm 271mm -
RS Stock No. 884-7576
Mfr. Part No.56252
BrandVikan
$35.40
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Green 330mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 177-4085
Mfr. Part No.56733
BrandVikan
$28.68
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Square Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 550mm Polypropylene Blue 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 188-8949
Mfr. Part No.56019
BrandVikan
$76.54
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Black 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 884-7598
Mfr. Part No.56258
BrandVikan
$35.40
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Purple 330mm 270mm -