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12-Gauge Drain Spade

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  • Ideal for digging narrow trenches and deeper holes for planting, as well as clearing out ditches
  • Constructed from 12 gauge 100% Made In The USA steel, up to 30% more durable against foreign competitors
  • Spade head measures 14″ L x 5″ W x 2″ D with a total tool length of 44.5″ for the D-Grip version and 58″ for the Long Handle version
  • Handle made from high quality fiberglass and coated in a polyester veil to prevent splintering and increase strength
  • D-shaped polypropylene grip with a no-slip texture, designed to increase leverage and reduce hand fatigue while wide enough to accommodate work gloves, or a rubber grip to provide maximum comfort and to decrease hand fatigue through extended use
  • Closed back provides additional strength and prevents soil buildup
  • Protecting and durable powdered coat finish helps prevent rusting and extend tool life
  • 100% Made In The USA

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Drain Spade head


Our 12-Gauge 14-inch Drain Spade is constructed using only the toughest American-made parts – from the blade to the handle to the grip. The steel, which we source from mills around the United States, is heated treated and tempered in-house to strengthen the metal alloys inside. Plus, the closed-back adds additional strength and prevents soil buildup.

Drain Spade step


If you need to dig an irrigation trench, the best tool to use is without a doubt a drain spade. Ours is 5-inches wide, the perfect size for a trench, and the rounded blade and curved edges make for little soil disruption in the areas that you want to keep intact. It’s perfect for digging ditches to lay wire, irrigation pipes, or a French drain.

Drain Spade back


You may know this product by another name like 'sharp shooter' or 'transplanting spade'. It gets its name ‘sharp shooter’ for its ability to dig deep but narrow holes, like for placing fence posts. Some call it a 'transplanting spade' because transplanting is a task that this tool accomplishes very well since the blade is smaller in width than a shovel and won’t disrupt the roots of the surrounding foliage.