Wilko Carbon Steel Digging Spade

Wilko Carbon Steel Digging Spade review

Well designed and fantastic value.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A Gardeners’ World Best Buy Award winning spade this is well thought out with a carbon steel blade, an ergonomic handle and flat treads. Popular with our testers who thought it was very well designed for the price.
Blade and shaft
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Ease/performance
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Strength
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Value for money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Good balance

Comfortable handle

Cuts well
Cons: Heavy

Soil sticks to textured blade
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What is the Wilko Carbon Digging Spade like?

This is a carbon steel spade with a textured blade that has comfortable flat treads at the top. The shaft and handle are plastic bu the YD handle has an ergonomic tilt to it to help you lean into the spade as you dig and take pressure off the back and a soft grip to stop your hands slipping

What is the Wilko Carbon Digging Spade like to use?

This was the heaviest spade we tested and it does feel weighty in the hand, however this weight can be useful on heavier soils, helping the blade to cut through the soil with ease and the ergonomic handle and soft grip help to make it feel comfortable and well balanced. The textured blade needs cleaning regularly as it clogs easily with mud

Will the Wilko Carbon Digging Spade last?

The carbon steel blade on this spade feels strong and sturdy but once the plastic handle snaps it will be almost impossible to replace so this spade will last as long as the handle.

Is the Wilko Carbon Digging Spade good value for money?

At £7.50 this was by far the cheapest model we tested but was well thought out with foot treads, an ergonomic handle and soft grip. All the testers agreed this was amazing value for the price

Who is the Wilko Carbon Digging Spade most useful for?

This is a great budget spade for anyone who has the odd heavy digging job to do.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Wilko
Name Wilko Carbon Steel Digging Spade
Model Carbon Steel Digging Spade
Price £7.50
Spade type Digging

Features

Material Carbon steel and plastic
Shaft Plastic
Foot tread Yes
Handle YD shape
Straight
Weight 2.15kg
Height 99.5cm
Warranty 28day(s)