HISCO Garden Spade or Shovel

HIGS2L and HIGS2D / Thick 14ga steel blades & Super strong Fiberglass handles

Made in the USA for the construction & landscaping industry

HIGS2L and HIGS2D / Thick 14ga steel blades & Super strong Fiberglass handles

Made in the USA for the construction & landscaping industry

 
Buy HISCO HIGS2L shovel

Tall Garden Spade or Shovel

Tall Garden Spade or Shovel

with long Fiberglass handle

$51.95

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  • Model HIGS2L
  • Overall Length = 59"
  • Blade Width = 7"
  • Weight = 4.7 pounds
  • 14 gauge steel head
  • Reinforced metal collar

Long handle for deep holes & more leverage.
Replaces HISCO models HIGSLG and HIGS2L-W


Overall: 4.8/5

13 ratings
Buy HISCO HIGS2D spade

Short Garden Spade or Shovel

Short Garden Spade or Shovel

with 30" Fiberglass D handle

$49.95

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  • Model HIGS2D
  • Overall Length = 40"
  • Blade Width = 7"
  • Weight = 4 pounds
  • 14 gauge steel head
  • Reinforced metal collar

D grip for easy spading and edging.
Replaces HISCO models HIGSDG and HIGS2D-W

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Why is this spade better?

It's better because it's stronger, because it is designed properly, and because it will last much longer than hardware store shovels.

The hollow back blade (shovel head) is formed from one piece of thick 14 gauge carbon steel. It features rolled back steps for secure contact with your foot. The professional grade handle has a thick fiberglass outer tube, with a solid fiberglass core in the critical lower area where head and handle connect.

A shovel built this way will last a long time. Slice through sod and hard soil all day with no worries about handle breakage. You can leave it in the back of your truck all year, and it won't rot like a wooden handled shovel. The kind of use and abuse that will destroy half a dozen inexpensive wooden hardware store shovels will barely scratch this tool.


What is a Garden Spade used for?

This style is mainly a digging shovel for cutting and penetrating sod and hard soil, but it can do a little scooping.

Digging - The narrow flat blade works great for digging and slicing. (Tip: file the blade sharp) In the garden it used for general digging, for edging beds, and for Spading - cutting straight down then pulling (rocking) the blade back to loosen soil. In construction it is used to form straight sided trenches and holes for drainage, utility, and foundation work.

Scooping - While a garden shovel can scoop and move material, the narrow blade does not have raised sides to keep much soil on the blade, and the fairly straight blade-to-handle angle (low lift) requires more beding of your back when scooping than other shovels types do. For scooping and moving lots of material, our square-point scoop shovel is a better choice.


Watch the videos below to see a couple ways to use a Garden Spade...


Video of spading a garden with a fork and a shovel.   Spading is loosening the soil WITHOUT turning it over or flipping it. Whether you use a fork or a spade, the technique is the same.



Edging with a long handled Garden Spade. This guy shows good technique for creating a crisp clean edge when landscaping. The "kick" method is pretty neat, but be sure to wear strong boots.



Benefits of Fiberglass Handles...

  • Greater strength pound for pound than steel.
  • They are very difficult to damage.
  • Resists impact, and is non-denting.
  • Will not absorb moisture or warp.
  • Will not conduct electricity.

HISCO's fiberglass handles have a legacy of premium performance. All HISCO handles are produced from thousands of continuous strands of fiberglass saturated with resins, and have a smooth polyester veil (coating) on the surface. The veil gives the handle a smooth comfortable finish and keeps the fiberglass from splintering or scratching. The D-Grips, used on short handled tools, are made of one-piece high-density nylon.

The long handled digging shovels feature the 8-inch Tuffoam double-dip grips which have been designed for the toughest industrial applications. The grips have a durable, vinyl inner liner and a comfortable, non-slip foam exterior that provides long life and helps prevent potential harmful hand fatigue.

HISCO fiberglass handle construction diagram
skidsteer loader supported by two shovels

The long handled digging shovels feature the 8-inch Tuffoam double-dip grips which have been designed for the toughest industrial applications. The grips have a durable, vinyl inner liner and a comfortable, non-slip foam exterior that provides long life and helps prevent potential harmful hand fatigue.

Benefits of Fiberglass Handles...

  • Greater strength pound for pound than steel.
  • They are very difficult to damage.
  • Resists impact, and is non-denting.
  • Will not absorb moisture or warp.
  • Will not conduct electricity.

HISCO's fiberglass handles have a legacy of premium performance. All HISCO handles are produced from thousands of continuous strands of fiberglass saturated with resins, and have a smooth polyester veil (coating) on the surface. The veil gives the handle a smooth comfortable finish and keeps the fiberglass from splintering or scratching. The D-Grips, used on short handled tools, are made of one-piece high-density nylon.

The long handled digging shovels feature the 8-inch Tuffoam double-dip grips which have been designed for the toughest industrial applications. The grips have a durable, vinyl inner liner and a comfortable, non-slip foam exterior that provides long life and helps prevent potential harmful hand fatigue.

HISCO fiberglass handle construction diagram
skidsteer loader supported by two shovels

 

Customer Testimonials

Great tools! Robust - the real thing - and the easy dig proper handle lengths that are authentic and made for those who know, do, have done, serious extended real garden, farm, landscape, construction work. Gonna buy more to give to family and friends.
Hugh in WI

Good sturdy lifetime products. My children will fight over them when I am gone.
in CA

Page last modified on 2017-08-12

 

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