Sneeboer Pointed Spade
The Sneeboer Pointed Spade is a traditional design but all those years of history haven't dulled the effectiveness of this extremely effective spade; boring into difficult ground isn't a problem and neither is navigating around crowded borders
The Sneeboer Pointed Spade is a traditional design but all those years of history haven't dulled the effectiveness of this extremely effective spade; boring into difficult ground isn't a problem and neither is navigating around crowded borders.
As with all full size Sneeboer tools, the pointed garden spade is manufactured with a longer handle to help reduce back pain - the overall length of the spade is 116cm - and give you extra thrust on the downstroke. Combine this power with the clinical point of the blade and you can see why compacted, stony and neglected soil puts up little resistance!
The Sneeboer pointed spade head is as tough as it is efficient too; hand forged from stainless steel in Holland, it'll put in years of digging service in the garden, ably assisted by the quality ash handle.
If you're unfortunate enough to have rough spoil to dig over, paradoxically you're lucky enough to call on the Sneeboer pointed spade!
- Sneeboer Pointed Spade fitted with solid ash handle
- Overall length is 116cm
- Stainless steel blade measures 18cm at widest point
- Designed for boring through stony soil
- Excellent for breaking up compacted and neglected soil
- Traditional design
- Similar tools used by navvies to construct railways
- Long handle means less stress on back
- Easy to generate downforce due to handle size
- Use to lift plants
- Steelwork carries a 10 year guarantee
- Wooden handle carries a 1 year guarantee
This has been a revelation in terms of its versatility and handiness. For my money, Sneeboer tool are a cut above the competition!
This is an extremely well-designed and robust tool. I have an arsenal of top-quality digging tools deployed across heavy clay soils and sandy stony soil. I was initially unsure just how much it added to the mix but now I find it is never far from hand, often as the 'first up' tool before bringing other tools to finish up. Very difficult to classify but very addictive!
What The Press Say
Calling a Spade a Spade - product testing by John Swithinbank
Digging with this one was easy as this lightweight number was able to slice into the ground by way of the point of its blade. An important added feature is the rear of the blade is made to be 90 degrees perpendicular with the back of its handle. This allows the blade to penetrate the ground with the minimal of effort with the only drawback of it is not taking out as much soil as a traditional spade but with much less effort and each spade full I would guestimate a about 50 per-cent load of a normal spade. The woody roots of brambles did not stand a chance with this as it was accurate and very light to use. If it's got a downside then I would say don't put too much torque on it when digging out root systems of established plants.
Tools for the Task: Spades & Forks
"Hand-forged in the Netherlands, this stainless steel spade has a pointed head that makes digging in clay soils easier. It also has an extra long shaft. "