Shovels & Spades

Shovels are one of the most well-known hand tools due to their versatile simplicity that allows them to be used for a wide variety of applications, from home gardening to specific construction projects. With a triangular or T-shaped grip at the top that fits into the handle or shaft, which is normally made from wood, plastic or metal, and the blade attached to the base of the shaft, the shovel or spade is an easily-recognisable tool.


What uses do spades and shovels have?


The versatility of the shovel is granted by the simplicity of its functions, allowing it to be used for a multitude of reasons in a few simple ways. Shovels are designed to scoop up and move loose materials such as soil, sand, and snow, as well as construction aggregates and even light rubble or debris. Shovels can also be used to dig holes and trenches, with some shovels fitted with purpose-designed blades.


The most common applications for shovels would include gardening, farm work, utility installation, and aggregate transfer.


Types of shovels


There are various types of a shovel, choosing the correct one would depend on the application or environment it is to be used.


Digging shovels - are designed for digging holes. They feature a curved scoop with upturned edges. Digging shovels have a curved pointed tip. Digging shovels are ideal for preparing the ground in gardens or allotments ready for planting trees and shrubs.


Scooping shovels are designed to scoop up or move loose materials. They usually feature a wider head with a flat tip. Scooping shovels are ideal for shovelling snow from paths and driveways, moving gravel and sand on building sites.


Trench shovels -have a longer narrower head with a sharp pointed tip. Trench shovels have steeper upturned sides. They are the perfect shape for digging new trenches to lay pipework for utility installation.


Square shovels - have a flatter head with a straight tip. Squarehead shovels like scooping shovels are used to move loose material. The flatter head on a square shovel also makes them ideal for slicing through a tough tree and plant roots.


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Description Price Type Food Processing Safe Size Handle Length Handle Material Colour Length Width Blade Material
RS Stock No. 763-8100
Mfr. Part No.22-41578
BrandGerber
TWD1,258.00
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Folding Spade with Carbon Steel Blade - - - Reinforced Nylon - 419mm - -
RS Stock No. 124-8351
Mfr. Part No.NS802-290
BrandBahco
TWD7,534.00
Each
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Non Sparking Round Shovel - 290 x 240 mm 1160mm - - 1450mm 240mm -
RS Stock No. 188-8943
Mfr. Part No.56013
BrandVikan
TWD1,499.00
Each
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Blue 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 188-8947
Mfr. Part No.56017
BrandVikan
TWD1,499.00
Each
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Orange 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 177-4088
Mfr. Part No.56235
BrandVikan
TWD897.00
Each
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Square Shovel Yes 379 x 345 mm 1150mm Polypropylene White 379mm 345mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 177-4086
Mfr. Part No.56732
BrandVikan
TWD523.00
Each
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Square Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 550mm Polypropylene Green 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 188-9739
Mfr. Part No.562566
BrandVikan
TWD721.00
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Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1040mm Polypropylene - 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 177-4083
Mfr. Part No.56735
BrandVikan
TWD523.00
Each
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Square Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1150mm Polypropylene White 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 188-8944
Mfr. Part No.56014
BrandVikan
TWD1,499.00
Each
units
Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Red 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 188-8948
Mfr. Part No.56018
BrandVikan
TWD1,499.00
Each
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Purple 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 783-9886
Mfr. Part No.2701TFL
TWD2,020.00
Each
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Trench Shovel - 276 x 172 mm 711mm Fibreglass - 276mm 172mm -
RS Stock No. 188-9741
Mfr. Part No.562588
BrandVikan
TWD714.00
Each
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Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Grey 327mm 271mm -
RS Stock No. 188-8951
Mfr. Part No.56103
BrandVikan
TWD1,499.00
Each
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 340 x 270 mm 1110mm - Blue 340mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 188-8945
Mfr. Part No.56015
BrandVikan
TWD1,499.00
Each
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - White 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 188-8949
Mfr. Part No.56019
BrandVikan
TWD1,499.00
Each
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Black 380mm 340mm -
RS Stock No. 177-4091
Mfr. Part No.56232
BrandVikan
TWD897.00
Each
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Square Shovel Yes 379 x 345 mm 1150mm Polypropylene Green 379mm 345mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 473-4842
Mfr. Part No.2002ARRS
TWD986.00
Each
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Tubular with Carbon/Manganese Blade - 255 x 320 mm 710mm Metal - 320mm 255mm -
RS Stock No. 176-3864
BrandRS PRO
TWD583.00
Each
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Snow Shovel - 385 x 150 mm - Wood Black 385mm 150mm -
RS Stock No. 783-9880
Mfr. Part No.2753TFL
TWD2,429.00
Each
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Newcastle Drainer - 405 x 105 mm 711mm Fibreglass - 405mm 105mm -
RS Stock No. 177-4084
Mfr. Part No.56734
BrandVikan
TWD523.00
Each
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Square Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1150mm Polypropylene Red 327mm 271mm Polypropylene