Greenman Stainless Steel Digging Spade Review

Greenman Digging Spade review

A comfortable traditional spade.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A long lasting traditional spade that looks good and is well balanced and comfortable to use. Testers love the long wooden shaft but the rivets snag the hands.
Blade and shaft
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Value for money
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Pros: Well balanced

Comfortable handle

Long, strong socket
Cons: Rivets snag hands

Treads narrow and ridges quickly clog
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What is the Greenman Digging Spade like?

A traditional spade made by a family firm this has a high carbon, stainless steel blade and an FSC certified ash shaft and Y-filled handle. The treads on the blade have hatching to stop feet slipping and the socket is long to prevent snapping.

What is the Greenman Digging Spade like to use?

This traditional spade feels well balanced and the weight is comfortable. The shaft is long which most testers loved and the Y-filled handle feels nice in the hands. It cuts through difficult ground easily and feels strong and capable. The treads are thinner than most and the hatching quickly clog with mud making them no longer slip proof.

Will the Greenman Digging Spade last?

With the long socket, high carbon content and stainless steel blade and weatherproofed handle and shaft this spade is rust resistant, robust and long lasting.

Is the Greenman Digging Spade good value for money?

Built to last this is high quality, good looking spade that comes with a lifetime warranty. With just a couple of slight issues this is excellent value for money


Who is the Greenman Digging Spade most useful for?

Best for gardeners who want a good comfortable, all round spade

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Product Specifications


Brand Greenman
Name Greenman Digging Spade
Model Digging Spade
Price £40.99
Spade type Digging


Material Stainless Steel and wood
Shaft Ash
Foot tread Yes
Handle YD shape
Blade Straight
Weight 2.1kg
Height 107cm