QUESTION: What is the meaning of full strap?
ANSWER: The strap on the Leonard spades refers to a strap of metal which is placed along the front and back of the handle which adds to its strength. Full strap means the metal runs along the complete length of handle.
Overall Rating: 5/5
Best nursery spade made.
Old classic is indestructible
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!
professional grounds keeper
Leonard Classic Full Strap Spade
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.
bill, nurseryman for 35 years
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
worth every penny
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
the rose smeller
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.
Rich Poruban, The Poruban Nursery
The best horticultural spade anywhere...
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!
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