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. Shovel and spade blades can be made from various materials, such as steel, polypropylene or non-sparking aluminium.

What's the difference between a spade and a shovel?

It's more than just a word choice - spades and shovels are actually different, even if the terms get used interchangeably. Spades generally have shorter, flat blades and are most effective when used for edging gardens, digging trenches or cutting into sod. Shovel blades, on the other hand, are curved more to act like a scoop and are better for digging up, breaking, lifting and moving loose materials like dirt, gravel or sand.

What are spades and shovels used for?

The versatility of these tools 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 fitted with purpose-designed blades.

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

Scooping - designed to scoop up or move loose materials. They usually feature a wider head with a flat tip and are ideal for shovelling moving gravel and sand on building sites. Snow shovels are another example, used to move snow from paths and driveways in colder climates or winter months.

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

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


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N° de stock RS 188-8943
Référence fabricant56013
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45,40 €
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Blue 380mm 340mm -
N° de stock RS 884-7576
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MarqueVikan
19,01 €
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Green 330mm 270mm -
N° de stock RS 177-4089
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MarqueVikan
22,94 €
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Square Shovel Yes 379 x 345 mm 1150mm Polypropylene Red 379mm 345mm Polypropylene
N° de stock RS 188-8944
Référence fabricant56014
MarqueVikan
45,40 €
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Red 380mm 340mm -
N° de stock RS 188-9739
Référence fabricant562566
MarqueVikan
19,01 €
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Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1040mm Polypropylene - 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
N° de stock RS 177-4083
Référence fabricant56735
MarqueVikan
13,37 €
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Square Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1150mm Polypropylene White 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
N° de stock RS 884-7579
Référence fabricant56253
MarqueVikan
19,39 €
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Blue 330mm 270mm -
N° de stock RS 177-4081
Référence fabricant56737
MarqueVikan
13,37 €
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Square Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 550mm Polypropylene Orange 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
N° de stock RS 177-4090
Référence fabricant56233
MarqueVikan
22,94 €
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Square Shovel Yes 379 x 345 mm 1150mm Polypropylene Blue 379mm 345mm Polypropylene
N° de stock RS 177-4095
Référence fabricant56739
MarqueVikan
13,37 €
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Square Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1150mm Polypropylene Black 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
N° de stock RS 177-4087
Référence fabricant56236
MarqueVikan
22,94 €
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Square Shovel Yes 379 x 345 mm 1150mm Polypropylene Yellow 379mm 345mm Polypropylene
N° de stock RS 188-9740
Référence fabricant562577
MarqueVikan
19,01 €
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Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1040mm Polypropylene - 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
N° de stock RS 188-9748
Référence fabricant567399
MarqueVikan
35,90 €
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Hand Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 550mm Polypropylene - 327mm 271mm -
N° de stock RS 177-4091
Référence fabricant56232
MarqueVikan
22,94 €
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Square Shovel Yes 379 x 345 mm 1150mm Polypropylene Green 379mm 345mm Polypropylene
N° de stock RS 188-8949
Référence fabricant56019
MarqueVikan
45,40 €
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Black 380mm 340mm -
N° de stock RS 884-7591
Référence fabricant56259
MarqueVikan
19,01 €
Each
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Black 330mm 270mm -
N° de stock RS 884-7573
Référence fabricant56254
MarqueVikan
19,01 €
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Red 330mm 270mm -
N° de stock RS 188-9742
Référence fabricant562599
MarqueVikan
70,70 €
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Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1040mm Polypropylene - 327mm 271mm -
N° de stock RS 188-8945
Référence fabricant56015
MarqueVikan
45,40 €
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - White 380mm 340mm -
N° de stock RS 188-8946
Référence fabricant56016
MarqueVikan
45,40 €
Each
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Yellow 380mm 340mm -