Spear & Jackson Select Stainless Steel Digging Spade with 10 yr Guarantee £14.00 @ Tesco Direct
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Spear & Jackson Select Stainless Steel Digging Spade with 10 yr Guarantee £14.00 @ Tesco Direct

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Found 9th May 2014
I've had a stock alert on this spade at Tesco Direct for a few days, and now it's come back in stock.
It was out of stock at £10.50, which was a great price, but even now at £14.00 I think it's still a deal worth sharing.

Well reviewed at Tesco and Amazon. £17.00 at Asda, £29.99 at Homebase.

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good brand worth it still at £14.00

Got a 5 piece S&J set with 10 year guarantee about 6 years ago, they are very good. Although the (wooden) fork snapped near the base when removing some tree roots, I emailed them a photo of it and they sent out a replacement straight away, didn't even want proof of purchase.

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Roger_Irrelevant

Got a 5 piece S&J set with 10 year guarantee about 6 years ago, they are … Got a 5 piece S&J set with 10 year guarantee about 6 years ago, they are very good. Although the (wooden) fork snapped near the base when removing some tree roots, I emailed them a photo of it and they sent out a replacement straight away, didn't even want proof of purchase.



That's good to hear! My Dad has a similar experience when the plastic handle on his 15+ year old spade snapped. They sent him a new handle out straight away. Hence why I went for this S&J spade

great now i can bury all the skeletons in my closet

Howard Molson's" got a new shovel a "SPEAR & JACKSON NO.5".
Ripping yarns

Moss87

great now i can bury all the skeletons in my closet


http://www.rottenecards.com/ecards/Rottenecards_27702999_5rtrc25b7k.png

Does it really need to specify "digging spade"? A spades a spade.

dbx125

Does it really need to specify "digging spade"? A spades a spade.



You can also get a border spade, there is a difference!

I had a spear and Jackson 'never bend' fork. Guess what happened.

can anyone recommend a good digging fork?

need something sturdy for allotment that hasnt been touched for over a year...:|

sabresonic

need something sturdy for allotment that hasnt been touched for over a … need something sturdy for allotment that hasnt been touched for over a year...:|



I think you'll find that most digging forks that shops sell haven't ever been used prior ....but they will have been touched by the retail staff.
Edited by: "HankMcSpank" 10th May 2014

dbx125

Does it really need to specify "digging spade"? A spades a spade.


The main difference between Digging Spades & Border Spades is size, and this differs in two ways;

1. Head Size

Digging Spades generally have a bigger digging head than Border Spades. As a very rough rule of thumb, the digging head of Border Spades is around 30% less than that of Digging Spades.

2. Length

Digging Spades are also typically longer than Border Spades. An approximation would be that a Border Spade would be between 5cm & 10cm shorter than a Digging Spade.

Both of these combined therefore means that Border Spades are lighter than Digging Spades, with maybe around a 10% difference in weight between the two.

So which are better - Digging Spades or Border Spades?

Well, the honest answer is "it depends". The use of a spade is very much a personal preference, however, in general Digging Spades are more often used where a large patch of open ground requires digging, whereas Border Spades are used where space is more tight - typically between established plants in a garden border or vegetable patch.

However, if you're not able to lift heavier weights or you have a tendancy to over-do it by piling too much onto your spades, then smaller Border Spades may be the better option for you. Female gardeners often find that Border Spades are more suited to their needs due to the lighter weight of the spade itself & the smaller soil loads lifted.

oasisgardening.co.uk/dif…tml

Back to £10.50
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