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I need a new spade, any brands I should go for or avoid?

My ten year old Spear and Jackson snapped in half!
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  • WilderbeastWilderbeast East YorkshirePosts: 1,309
    I have a Bulldog with an extra long handle, I'm happy with it but the oh says it's too heavy. I'd recommend the long handle whatever make, they are a real back saver 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,484
    I've got Bulldog spade and fork - very pleased with both
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,559
    never mind the spade, how are the kitchen and man cave looking now????
    Devon.
  • Hostafan1 said:
    never mind the spade, how are the kitchen and man cave looking now????
    Only photo I can find of it furnished is from Xmas! Sorry it’s a panorama. 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,855
    What you need is a Cornish shovel Steve.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,596
    I came across Krumpholz tools the other day, possibly a poor man’s Sneeboer. They look interesting

    https://www.lovegardening.com/tools-equipment/tools/gardening-tools/forks-spades-shovels.html
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,438
    We have fiskars (the all metal line not the wooden handled ones) the spades seem really bullet proof, but don't go for the fork I snapped one in half going after a burdock.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    I must have had my forks and spades for over 40 years.
    I had a large and small of each but have now passed the larger ones on to my daughter as I can manage with the smaller ones.
    I think Spear and Jackson and Wilkinson were the names but so long ago I'm not sure.
    All have the original handles.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,559
    Steve the Gardening Vet said:
    Hostafan1 said:
    never mind the spade, how are the kitchen and man cave looking now????
    Only photo I can find of it furnished is from Xmas! Sorry it’s a panorama. 
    Stunning.
    Devon.
  • mikeymustardmikeymustard Posts: 447
    edited June 2020
    My partner has a S&J "neverbend" set, the fork of which she promptly bent two tines! On the plus side, S&J are in the process of replacing said fork
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