Best nursery spade made.
I bought 2 of the classic about 20 years ago, and they have indispensable almost any time I do heavy digging -- and useful for all sorts of other tasks. If the new design is even better, I may be compelled to invest in 2 more!
have bought many spades in the last 5 years from various manufacturers and i will say this is the finest i have ever owned,now make the same in a full strap shovel.
I have three of these dating back to the 1950's still solid after 40 years of being used to dig trees & shrubs, working like new, occasionally sharpen edge with file. They are priceless.
unlike any spade you,ll find in a store. This will cut smaller roots and the mass makes it easy. If you break this shovel that was your goal. wont buckle, cuts easily, will out live me. Love it.
I waited a year for this spade to be reintroduced and it was well worth the wait. It feels like a heavy duty spade should....it will last forever.
I like am leonard spade i think thay r the best spade thay r i do landscpaing every day an i all ways use am leonard tools
I have approx 12 a 13 m spades with the oldet being stamped 1963. I think of all of theese i have changed 2 handles. deffinatley worth every penny
grateful you brought it back. i bought the 48inch and a replacement 27 inch handle and made my own to carry me over.the wood takes some of the umf.
I have used this spade for my whole working life, and have worn down many of them. After trying a couple others when I borrowed them from other people, nothing compares to the comfort, weight, and durability of this spade. Lighter all-steel and plastic composite spades are junk! They make you work harder, the result is inferior, my joints hurt much more at the end of the day, and I cannot work as long in a day. Other spades have an improper blade angle, the handles are ergonomically poor, and they must have been designed by people who never used them. I hope Leonard keeps this spade in perpetuity. It is truly a professional grade tool. Every time a landscape customer sees this spade, they ask me to get them one. Why pay for plastic or tube steel when you could have this wonderful heavy steel spade for only a fraction more? It's superior ability to tackle virtually any horticultural work with ease is well worth every penny!