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Burgon and Ball RHS-Endorsed Groundbreaker Spade review

A long, strong and sturdy pointed spade.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A traditional spade with a sharp, pointed stainless steel blade and an FSC-certified handle and shaft. It's comfortable and balanced, great for cutting through challenging ground and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Handling
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
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: Wide treads

Long shaft to lessen back pain

Strong and sturdy with a long socket

Lifetime warranty
Cons: Rivets snag on the hands
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What is the Burgon and Ball Groundbreaker Spade-RHS Endorsed like?

Traditional in style, this spade has a stainless steel blade with a sharpened, pointed head and wide treads. The long shaft and Y-handle are made from a single piece of FSC- certified hardwood and the long socket is strapped for extra strength. This spade is available in small and large sizes.

What is the Burgon and Ball Groundbreaker Spade-RHS Endorsed like to use?

This is a well thought out spade that feels comfortable and balanced. The long shaft gives good leverage and is easy on the back. The pointed head digs sharply but the strapped socket and raised rivets snag on hands when lifting soil or plants.

Will the Burgon and Ball Groundbreaker Spade-RHS Endorsed last?

The stainless steel blade is easy to keep clean and rust resistant and the long, strapped socket is double riveted to the weatherproofed handle for extra strength. This is a tough, sturdy spade that’s been built to last.

Is the Burgon and Ball Groundbreaker Spade-RHS Endorsed good value for money?

This has good features and is well made. It sits towards the top end of the price range, comes with a lifetime warranty and we think it’s good value for money.

Who is the Burgon and Ball Groundbreaker Spade-RHS Endorsed most useful for?

For gardeners who would like a long lasting, traditional spade for digging over stony or compacted ground.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Burgon & Ball
Name Burgon and Ball RHS Endorsed Groundbreaker Spade
Model Groundbreaker
Price £49.99
Spade type Pointed

Features

Material Stainless steel
Shaft Hardwood
Foot tread Yes
Handle Y shape
Blade Pointed
Weight 1.94kg
Height 111cm
Yes