HISCO Digging Shovels

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HISCO digging shovels with long and short handles

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. Made in the USA for the construction & landscaping industry.

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 is 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.

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HISCO Digging Shovel

Stop breaking those wood handled shovels!
No shovel is unbreakable, but these are close enough.

Choose a short or long-handled shovel...

  4.5 / 5.0   24 Ratings

Buy HISCO HIRP14D short digging shovel

Short Digging Shovel    
with Fiberglass D-handle

$39.95

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● Professional Grade
● Overall Length = 40"
● Blade Width = 9"
● Weight = 3.7 pounds
● 14 gauge steel head
● Reinforced metal collar
● Fiberglass handle *details
● HISCO HIRP14D

D-grip for fast scooping.

 

 

Buy HISCO HIRP14L digging shovel

Tall Digging Shovel    
with long Fiberglass handle

$44.95

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● Professional Grade
● Overall Length = 59"
● Blade Width = 9"
● Weight = 5 pounds
● 14 gauge steel head
● Reinforced metal collar
● Fiberglass handle *details
● HISCO HIRP14L

Professional grade long-handled shovel.

FREE SHIPPING on orders over $60.00 to continental USA. If under $60, shipping is $10.00


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. Made in the USA for the construction & landscaping industry.

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 is 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.

FREE SHIPPING on orders over $60.00 to continental USA. If under $60, shipping is $10.00

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Customer Reviews of the Digging Shovel

"This is a great tool for a fair price. "

Edward, in MD  

"They are very knowledgeable and responsive and won't steer you toward buying something that won't meet your needs. Highly recommended!"

Abraham, in NC  

"The best digging tool of all time "

Kerry, from US  

"Timeless, top quality products at fair prices, superb customer service and communication after order submission, and a personalized handwritten thank you note from the owner- just like the old days. What more could one want?"

Jim, from TX  

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What is this Digging Shovel used for?

This style is also called a "Combination Shovel" because it works well for both digging AND scooping.

Digging - This round-point shovel is the type most commonly used for digging in the US. The pointed tip works well for breaking hard soils, as well as cutting through sod. (Tip: file the blade sharp) And the dish in the blade allows a good amount of soil to be lifted from a hole. For digging a narrow shallow trench for drainage or utility lines, our SharpShooter shovel (drain spade) is a better choice.

Scooping - The round point combination shovel can also effectively move piles of loose material (soil, gravel, mulch) to a new area or into a wheelbarrow. It is fairly easy to plunge into a pile, and the blade-to-handle angle (medium lift) reduces bending while shoveling. For scooping lots of material, or scraping it up from a flat surface (pavement, truck bed, etc) our square-point scoop shovel is a better choice because of the straight head design and the higher handle angle reduces bending over.

Benefits of Fiberglass Handles...

HISCO fiberglass handle construction diagram

● 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.


Is this tool the same as Combination Shovel?

Yes, it is. The other name for it is a Round-point Shovel. It is called a combination shovel because the design is a combination (or blend, or compromise) half way between garden spade and scoop shovel. It does both OK, though not quite as well as the dedicated spades or scoops. But if you are going to have ONLY ONE really good shovel, then this is the one to buy.

 

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