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.


What uses do spades and shovels have?


The versatility of the shovel 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 shovels fitted with purpose-designed blades.


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


Scooping shovels are designed to scoop up or move loose materials. They usually feature a wider head with a flat tip. Scooping shovels are ideal for shovelling snow from paths and driveways, moving gravel and sand on building sites.


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


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


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Description Price Type Food Processing Safe Size Handle Length Handle Material Colour Length Width Blade Material
RS Stock No. 783-9896
Mfr. Part No.2702TFL
MYR331.18
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Taper Shovel - 315 x 218 mm 711mm Fibreglass - 315mm 218mm -
RS Stock No. 763-8100
Mfr. Part No.22-41578
BrandGerber
MYR186.63
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Folding Spade with Carbon Steel Blade - - - Reinforced Nylon - 419mm - -
RS Stock No. 783-9886
Mfr. Part No.2701TFL
MYR299.70
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Trench Shovel - 276 x 172 mm 711mm Fibreglass - 276mm 172mm -
RS Stock No. 473-4842
Mfr. Part No.2002ARRS
MYR147.82
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Tubular with Carbon/Manganese Blade - 255 x 320 mm 710mm Metal - 320mm 255mm -
RS Stock No. 188-8950
Mfr. Part No.56102
BrandVikan
MYR222.45
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 340 x 270 mm 1110mm - Green 340mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 188-9748
Mfr. Part No.567399
BrandVikan
MYR179.83
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Hand Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 550mm Polypropylene - 327mm 271mm -
RS Stock No. 188-9742
Mfr. Part No.562599
BrandVikan
MYR375.94
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Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1040mm Polypropylene - 327mm 271mm -
RS Stock No. 188-9739
Mfr. Part No.562566
BrandVikan
MYR106.86
Each
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Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1040mm Polypropylene - 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 188-8953
Mfr. Part No.56105
BrandVikan
MYR222.45
Each
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 340 x 270 mm 1110mm - White 340mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 177-4091
Mfr. Part No.56232
BrandVikan
MYR133.07
Each
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Square Shovel Yes 379 x 345 mm 1150mm Polypropylene Green 379mm 345mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 178-7701
BrandRS PRO
MYR35.37
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Hand Shovel - 225 x 120 x 430 mm - Wood Black 225mm 120mm -
RS Stock No. 177-4081
Mfr. Part No.56737
BrandVikan
MYR77.58
Each
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Square Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 550mm Polypropylene Orange 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 188-8954
Mfr. Part No.56106
BrandVikan
MYR222.45
Each
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 340 x 270 mm 1110mm - Yellow 340mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 177-4087
Mfr. Part No.56236
BrandVikan
MYR143.38
Each
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Square Shovel Yes 379 x 345 mm 1150mm Polypropylene Yellow 379mm 345mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 783-9899
Mfr. Part No.2711TFL
MYR331.18
Each
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Cable Layer - 276 x 119 mm 711mm Fibreglass - 276mm 119mm -
RS Stock No. 177-4086
Mfr. Part No.56732
BrandVikan
MYR77.58
Each
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Square Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 550mm Polypropylene Green 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 176-3864
BrandRS PRO
MYR90.59
Each
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Snow Shovel - 385 x 150 mm - Wood Black 385mm 150mm -
RS Stock No. 188-9740
Mfr. Part No.562577
BrandVikan
MYR107.98
Each
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Shovel Yes 327 x 271 mm 1040mm Polypropylene - 327mm 271mm Polypropylene
RS Stock No. 783-9903
Mfr. Part No.2731TFL
MYR331.18
Each
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Square Shovel - 302 x 250 mm 711mm Fibreglass - 302mm 250mm -
RS Stock No. 188-8951
Mfr. Part No.56103
BrandVikan
MYR222.45
Each
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 340 x 270 mm 1110mm - Blue 340mm 270mm -