Shovels

A shovel is a hand tool with a triangular or Tee shaped grip at the top. The grip fits into the handle or shaft which is normally made from wood, plastic or metal. At the base of the handle, the blade is attached to the handle through the socket or collar.
What does it do?
Shovels are designed to scoop up, shovel and move loose materials such as soil, sand, and snow. Shovels can also be used to dig holes and trenches.
Why do you need it?
Shovels are used in a wide variety of applications, the most common would be
• Building sites
• Gardens and allotments
• Farm yards
• Utility installation

Types of shovels

There are various types of shovel, choosing the correct one would depend on the application or environment it is to be used.
• Digging shovels - are designed for digging holes. They feature a curved scoop with upturned edges. Digging shovels have a curved pointed tip. Digging shovels are ideal for preparing the ground in gardens or allotments ready for planting trees and shrubs.
• Scooping shovels are designed to scoop up or move loose materials. They usually feature a wider head with a flat tip. Scooping shovels are ideal for shovelling snow from paths and driveways, moving gravel and sand on building sites.
• Trench shovels -have a longer narrower head with a sharp pointed tip. Trench shovels have steeper upturned sides. They are the perfect shape for digging new trenches to lay pipework for utility installation.
• Square shovels - have a flatter head with a straight tip. Square head shovels like scooping shovels are used to move loose material. The flatter head on a square shovel also makes them ideal for slicing through tough tree and plant roots.

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Description Price Type Food Processing Safe Size Handle Length Handle Material Colour Length Width Blade Material
RS Stock No. 178-7701
BrandRS PRO
£5.09
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Hand Shovel - 225 x 120 x 430 mm - Wood Black 225mm 120mm -
RS Stock No. 176-3864
BrandRS PRO
£12.84
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Snow Shovel - 385 x 150 mm - Wood Black 385mm 150mm -
RS Stock No. 473-4842
Mfr. Part No.2002ARRS
£21.93
Each
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Tubular with Carbon/Manganese Blade - 255 x 320 mm 710mm Metal - 320mm 255mm -
RS Stock No. 763-8100
Mfr. Part No.22-41578
BrandGerber
£27.98
Each
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Folding Spade with Carbon Steel Blade - - - Reinforced Nylon - 419mm - -
RS Stock No. 884-7591
Mfr. Part No.56259
BrandVikan
£16.53
Each
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Black 330mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 884-7585
Mfr. Part No.56256
BrandVikan
£16.53
Each
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Yellow 330mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 783-9880
Mfr. Part No.2753TFL
£54.03
Each
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Newcastle Drainer - 405 x 105 mm 711mm Fibreglass - 405mm 105mm -
RS Stock No. 783-9899
Mfr. Part No.2711TFL
£49.65
Each
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Cable Layer - 276 x 119 mm 711mm Fibreglass - 276mm 119mm -
RS Stock No. 783-9896
Mfr. Part No.2702TFL
£49.65
Each
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Taper Shovel - 315 x 218 mm 711mm Fibreglass - 315mm 218mm -
RS Stock No. 884-7573
Mfr. Part No.56254
BrandVikan
£16.53
Each
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Red 330mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 884-7576
Mfr. Part No.56252
BrandVikan
£16.53
Each
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Green 330mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 884-7589
Mfr. Part No.56257
BrandVikan
£16.53
Each
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Orange 330mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 783-9903
Mfr. Part No.2731TFL
£49.65
Each
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Square Shovel - 302 x 250 mm 711mm Fibreglass - 302mm 250mm -
RS Stock No. 884-7579
Mfr. Part No.56253
BrandVikan
£16.53
Each
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Blue 330mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 783-9886
Mfr. Part No.2701TFL
£44.93
Each
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Trench Shovel - 276 x 172 mm 711mm Fibreglass - 276mm 172mm -
RS Stock No. 124-8351
Mfr. Part No.NS802-290
BrandBahco
£166.77
Each
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Non Sparking Round Shovel - 290 x 240 mm 1160mm - - 1450mm 240mm -
RS Stock No. 884-7598
Mfr. Part No.56258
BrandVikan
£16.53
Each
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene Purple 330mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 884-7582
Mfr. Part No.56255
BrandVikan
£16.53
Each
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Square Shovel - 330 x 270 mm 1040mm Polypropylene White 330mm 270mm -
RS Stock No. 783-9912
Mfr. Part No.2PF/INS
£87.60
Each
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Prong Fork - 195 x 76 mm 730mm PYD - 195mm 76mm -
New
RS Stock No. 188-8948
Mfr. Part No.56018
BrandVikan
£33.35
Each
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Ergonomic shovel Yes 380 x 340 mm 1310mm - Purple 380mm 340mm -
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