I wish I'd discovered this shovel years ago in the peak of my landscaping days! I have it now though and I'm grateful for it. The D-Handle shovel cuts through the tough stuff with ease. I'm a 100lb 62 year old female who still has a passion for planting shrubs and landscaping in difficult places and this shovel makes it possible. Worth every penny and more!
I have bought one of this shovel & I've had to replace it under the Craftsman guarantee 4 times, Once for every hole I've dug. They look like a 1 1/4 " fiberglass handle, But I know they are a cheap piece of 3/4 " tin inside. They bend, twist & breakoff under any digging in any kind of clay soil. I've seen the insides of many of this shovel. If they would only go back to a real wood handle, I wouldn't need to be taking these back. IT IS A WASTE !
This shovel is nade for Paul Bunyan not us regular folk. Way too heavy gor a whole day of shoveling
Not very balanced much heavier than the older one I have. I took it back, digging is hard enough w/out adding a very heavy shovel
Good solid Craftsman shovel that feels very solid when using it. I needed a good shovel to help with some fill dirt for a large hole in my backyard. This shovel worked very well and had a good price.
Purchased on sale, great value. Has lifetime warranty, that is worth a lot to me. Very sturdy, like it better than my long handled shovel. Easy to use.
We needed a sturdy garden shovel and this one was on sale for the unreal price of $6.00! My husband uses it gardening and general yard work and he said it holds up well. Its lighter than I thought it would be but it has not broken! So fat so good...but I wouldn't use it for very tough jobs or heavy duty projects. But for gardening it works well!
Just was used in the garden. The handle is wood and I feel the wood could be heavier but according to husband it held during heavy digging.
I bought this on the suggestion of another gardener and I'm very glad I did. My wife and I have used it a lot. For the small price we paid for it ($17), definitely a good investment. This shovel is a great size, since I am often finding my trowel inadequate for a task but the shovels we have are way too heavy and unwieldy for me. I also really like the fiberglass handle which makes it lighter while the handle also should not rust.
These fiberglass shovels have been improved over the previous generation yellow-handled ones now that they have the wider foot step area. This makes them less fatiguing on your foot.
These fiberglass shovels also have the full Craftsman hand tool warranty which offers piece of mind when you do eventually crack the handle. Simply take it back to your nearest Sears and swap it out for another brand new shovel. Excellent piece of mind from my perspective.