Fiskars Xact Dig­ging Spade (Large)

£32.00 (from diy.com)

Amateur Gardening - - Tried & Tested -

01782 204141 for stockists fiskars.co.uk Fea­tures

Com­pos­ite and steel shaft, canted ‘D’ han­dle with tex­tured grip. Shaft welded to boron-steel blade. The blade has a pointed cut­ting edge and non-slip in­step treads. Weight 4lb 51∕2oz (1.97kg). Blade

111∕2x71∕2in (29x19cm). Over­all length 471∕4in

(120cm). Medium length avail­able.

Per­for­mance

Very long, feels light and well bal­anced. Roomy ‘D’ han­dle gives good grip. Broad curved tread in­vites use by any part of the foot and gives se­cure pur­chase. The pointed blade slides nicely into the soil. The long shaft gives good lever­age. The curved blade picks up a neat spit of soil that is easy to lift, control and flip. Wet soil sticks to the blade.

Value

If you don’t mind looks, it’s a very fine spade and is on spe­cial of­fer at B&Q.

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