Draper Carbon Steel Spade review
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What is the Draper Carbon Steel Spade like?
This is a tough, robust spade with an epoxy coated carbon steel blade and steel core plastic coated shaft. The blade has no treads and the plastic handle is D shaped with no added grip.
What is the Draper carbon Steel Spade like to use?
This simple spade is hard working and solid and it works well digging over tough stony ground. However, despite its comparatively lightness this spade feels heavy and unbalanced and testers struggled with its clunky feel. The blade has no foot treads and the textured blade clogs with mud easily so needs cleaning after use and the straight plastic handle feels slippery after prolonged use. Gloves are recommended when using this spade
Will the Draper carbon Steel Spade last?
With its carbon steel blade and steel core shaft this spade has been built to last – there is little danger of this snapping underneath the plastic coating.
Is the Draper carbon Steel Spade good value for money?
With its lifetime guarantee and its robust build this spade is excellent value for money
Who is the Draper carbon Steel Spade most useful for?
Gardeners used to heavy workhorse spade with plenty of hard digging to do.
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