Fiskars Xact Digging Spade (Large)
£32.00 (from diy.com)
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.
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.
If you don’t mind looks, it’s a very fine spade and is on special offer at B&Q.