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Whether clearing the snow, digging a trench, working the soil in the garden, building a sand castle at the beach, hiking or getting your vehicle unstuck, a shovel is a necessity. Find the information you need on a variety of shovels.

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Metal Vs. Plastic Snow Shovel – The Winner Is

There can be only one clear winner when it comes to a metal vs. plastic snow shovel.

History of the Shovel

A historical perspective of one of the most essential tools in human history, the shovel.

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Kent Pattern Axe

One of the key features of the Kent pattern axe is its handle length. The handle is typically longer than a hatchet, allowing for greater leverage and more powerful swings, making it ideal for chopping larger wood pieces or felling trees.

The Swamping Axe

The swamping axe was so named as swampers, who were the clean up crew when logging, utilized the axe to remove branches and limbs from fallen trees.

Sifter Shovels

A sifter shovel will help to help you quickly sift through sand and dirt, making it the ideal tool for a metal detecting adventure, landscaper, gardener, crafter or animal lover.

Shovels For Turning Soil: For Your Gardening Needs

Shovels for turning soil begin with a solid and durable blade that can easily penetrate the soil. The shape of the blade is also essential; a sharp, pointed blade is ideal for digging in harder soils, while a wider, flatter blade is better for turning and aerating softer soils.

Shovels For Landscaping

Common shovels for landscaping include square point shovels, round point shovels, trenching shovels, and garden spades.

Shovels For Gravel

The most common shovels for gravel are the square point, round point and scoop shovel and each has its pros and cons.