Extremely well built and strong. Used it to dig out buried concrete filled cinder blocks.
Our rural electric utility linemen need a straight high quality shovel, for pole setting, trenching etc. A.M. Leonard fills the bill with the "caprock irrigation shovels", well made, lifetime warranty, American made, have never cracked one working thru the extremes all four seasons in rural Nebraska. Tim
This (A4350) was bought as a replacement for the exact same shovel bought about 10 years ago. It is used by a man in the excavating business who said that it was the only shovel that he didn't break! Well worth the money.
Finding the pitch or angle makes planting and various tasks such as irrigation and general digging very easy. I think once you try this model (IS2A) you will never be without one. The quality and sturdiness justifies the price.