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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.

Latest Guides

The Differences Between A Maul And An Axe

A maul and an axe are tools used for chopping wood and splitting logs, but their use make them very different in practice.

Snow Shovels For Tall People

Taller people have an extra burden of lifting the snow higher due to their height when clearing snow from sidewalks and doorways and need snow shovels for tall people.

The Canadian Axe

The Canadian axe has been around for centuries, becoming an essential tool in the lives of woodcutters, campers and loggers alike.

The Woodsman Axe: A Tool of the Ages

The Woodsman axe has been a key tool for generations of outdoors people to cut, hew and split wood.

Kinetic Rope Vs. Traditional Rope

The name kinetic rope comes from the fact that kinetic energy is stored within the rope when it is under tension, providing an extra layer of strength.

Sharpening An Axe Basics

Sharpening an axe can be done on a whetstone or with sandpaper.