Choose The Right Shovel For Any Job

Choose The Right Shovel For Any Job

If you’re going to be digging around in the backyard, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right shovel for the job. Digging isn’t an easy task and depending on what you’re digging up and working with, the right shovel can help you do a lot less work.

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Over on Ask the Builder, Patrick explains that different shovels have different purposes and are made to work with different materials. For example, a duck-billed shovel is best for digging trenches, but a round point shovel is best for soil or gravel. The right shovel will create less friction, thus allowing you to expend less effort and work more efficiently.

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Choosing and Using the Right Shovel [Ask the Builder]


  • You don’t dig with a shovel, you dig with a spade. A spade is an implement with a sharp edge for cutting into the ground. A shovel is a scoop you use to move dirt or gravel or snow from one place to another. Some implements are both in one.

    Your title uses the wrong word. Call a spade a spade, not a shovel.

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