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Pedigree Stainless Steel Treaded Border Spade review

A balanced and well-made border spade.

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3

In a nutshell

A traditional style border spade that is well balanced and comfortable to use. Only the snagging rivets let it down. It feels strong and robust and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Handling
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Blade
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Strength
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Value for money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Digs well

Comfortable and light

Well made
Cons: Rivets and strap snag

Handle rivets catch on gloves
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What is the Pedigree Stainless Steel Treaded Border Spade like?

A beautiful, traditional handmade spade with a stainless steel blade and an FSC-certified ash shaft and YD handle. The handle has protective stainless steel caps on the side. The long, strapped socket is double riveted and it has wide, textured treads on the blade.

What is the Pedigree Stainless Steel Treaded Border Spade like to use?

This well-made border spade feels comfortable and light and is well balanced in the hand. The treads on the blade are textured to stop your feet slipping and protect the soles of your boots. However, the cap rivets on the handle catch on gloves and the rivets and strapped socket snag when you’re lifting plants.

Will the Pedigree Stainless Steel Treaded Border Spade last?

This is a strong border spade that’s well made with a rust-proof stainless steel blade and a long, strapped socket to prevent snapping. The ash shaft and handle are made from one continuous piece of wood – the shaft has been split to form the YD handle and this is capped with stainless steel to make it even more robust.

Is the Pedigree Stainless Steel Treaded Border Spade good value for money?

This is one of the more expensive border spades in our test but it’s well made from quality materials. It comes with a lifetime warranty and we think it’s good value for money

Who is the Pedigree Stainless Steel Treaded Border Spade most useful for?

This is comfortable and light and is great for anyone who needs to lift plants or dig in raised beds and other confined spaces.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Pedigree
Name Pedigree Stainless Steel Treaded Border Spade
Model Border Spade
Price £39.60
Spade type Border

Features

Material Stainless steel
Shaft Ash
Foot tread Yes
Handle D grip
Blade Straight
Weight 1.53kg
Height 96cm
Yes