What is the Difference between a Shovel and a Spade?


Ever wonder about that? Well wonder no more! Here's the down and dirty on what makes a spade a spade and a shovel.. well...kinda the same thing. Except you've most likely been calling these tools by the wrong name. Click on the pictures to find out what job's these two do. For more info visit: http://www.sowanddipity.com/a-shovel-and-a-spade/
A useless random fact you can share with your tool borrowing neighbor.
Edge beds like a pro with a spade, cut and kick, cut and kick.
Shovels= scooping and lifting Spades=cutting and scraping.
Double Digging is done with a shovel. A traditional practice that's better than your rototiller.

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  • Sylvie
    on Dec 23, 2014

    Pointed is definitely a shovel. Shovels are also used to mix cement, not spades. The pointed end is designed to easily scoop any material, not to dig. So this article is spot on. Congrats!

  • LCGPetrey
    on May 25, 2015

    In a deck of cards the spade is pointed.

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