HISCO Sharp Shooter Shovels

HISS14L and HISS14D / Thick 14ga steel blades & Super strong Fiberglass handles

Made in the USA for the construction & landscaping industry

HISS14L and HISS14D / Thick 14ga steel blades & Super strong Fiberglass handles

Made in the USA for the construction & landscaping industry

Overall: 4.8/5

15 ratings
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Sharp Shooter Shovel

Sharp Shooter Shovel

with long Fiberglass handle

$51.95

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  • Model HISS14L
  • Overall Length = 59"
  • Blade Width = 6"
  • Weight = 4.7 pounds
  • 14 gauge steel head
  • Reinforced metal collar

Professional grade tall Drain Spade.
Replaces HISCO models HISSLG and HISS14L-W


 
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D-Grip Sharp Shooter Shovel

D-Grip Sharp Shooter Shovel

with 30" Fiberglass D handle

$49.95

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  • Model HISS14D
  • Overall Length = 42"
  • Blade Width = 6"
  • Weight = 3.5 pounds
  • 14 gauge steel head
  • Reinforced metal collar

D-Grip Tile Spade or Transplanting Spade.
Replaces HISCO models HISSDG and HISS14D-W

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Why is this shovel 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 forward turned 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. You can safely do a little prying with it to get out those roots and rocks (just don't go crazy, that's what pry bars are for). 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.

Photo Credit: --->
Wilkerdos.com - a DIY blog


What is a "SharpShooter" shovel used for?

This style is also called a Drain Spade, Tile Spade, or Transplanting Spade. It is only for digging, though you can lift some soil up an out of holes or trenches with it.

Digging - The narrow round point is great for penetrating sod, hard soil, and dirt with rocks. The long length of the blade makes it easy to dig deep small diameter holes for planting shrubs and saplings, and to dig narrow trenches for drainage and utility lines. The dish in the blade allows some soil to be lifted or levered up from the hole, but it is not made for scooping.

using a Sharp Shooter shovel to dig a long trench

^ Photo Credit: Wilkerdos.com - a DIY blog


For digging realy big holes, our round point shovel is a better choice. If you need to dig or clean out deep narrow trenches for drainage or water lines, check out our line of trenching shovels here.



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

Bought the tool for a fellow who did a job at our home as a thank you for his hard work. I was very impressed with the quality of the tool and hope he will get many years of 'easy digging' with it. Thanks for your great service and quality products
Dale in ID

Heavy duty quality tool. Better than anything you will find in chain stores.
in PA

Page last modified on 2017-10-31

 

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