Bulldog Treaded Digging Spade

Bulldog Treaded Digging Spade review

A traditional weighty spade.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A well-designed traditional spade with a carbon blade, comfortable wooden handle and a strong, weighty feel.
Blade and shaft
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4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
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Value for money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Robust and built to last

Smooth shaft

Comfortable handle

Wide treads
Cons: Heavy

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What is the Bulldog Treaded Digging Spade like?

This is a traditionally-styled, robust tool built by an English family firm. The solid forged, carbon blade is wide and flat and it has an ash shaft and Y shaped handle. Wide treads have been welded on to the blade.

What is the Bulldog Treaded Digging Spade like to use?

A high quality, tough spade this is hardworking and was loved by our testers who were used to a traditional weighty tool. Features are well considered – the handle is comfortable; the treads are wide and flat and give great purchase and the rivets on the shaft are flush and smooth to the touch. Perfect for heavier digging jobs, it feels like it could dig forever. However, the shorter shaft was noticed by taller testers while others found its weight tiring.

Will the Bulldog Treaded Digging Spade last?

The carbon blade has a coating to prevent rusting, a long socket to prevent snapping and the wooden shaft has been vanished to protect it from the weather. Every inch of this heavy duty spade feels strong, resilient and hard wearing.

Is the Bulldog Treaded Digging Spade good value for money?

At the very top of our premium range this is an expensive spade but it’s well thought out, hard wearing and made from high quality materials. With a lifetime warranty we think it’s good value for money.

Who is the Bulldog Treaded Digging Spade most useful for?

Best for gardeners with difficult soils who like a shorter shaft and weightier feel.

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Product Specifications


Brand Bulldog
Name Bulldog Treaded Digging Spade
Model Treaded Digging Spade
Price £62.18
Spade type Digging


Material Carbon Steel and wood
Shaft Ash
Foot tread Yes
Handle YD shape
Blade Straight
Weight 2.1kg
Height 99cm