Groundbreaker Spade by Burgon and Ball

$ 85.00

The real joy of this groundbreaker garden spade is its pointed, sharpened head, which slices easily through the most challenging ground. If it meets a stone or root as it cuts down through the soil, the point helps pass the obstruction to the side, taking the hard work out of digging in hard or stony soils.

Two sizes available (see dimensions below)

The mirror-polished stainless steel head gives rust resistance and clean movement through the soil. Wide comfort treads at the top of the blade prevent any discomfort for feet, allowing you to really dig deep.

This  garden spade has been tested to a breaking strain of 200 lbs – that’s 82% stronger than the British standard. To save your back, it has a longer handle than most spades, crafted in FSC certified ash. The handle is topped with a comfortable 'Y' grip, double riveted at the base for strength. An extra-long, double-riveted strapped socket introduces strength and an element of flex at this key joint.

This Groundbreaker garden spade is endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society and comes with a lifetime guarantee against manufacturer's defects.

Groundbreaker Spade Sizes-

Large:   Length:  43.5 inches,   Blade:  7 x 10.5 inches,   Approx. Weight:  4 lbs 4 oz

Small-    Length:  40 inches,  Blade:  7 x 9.5 inches,  Approx. Weight:  4 lbs 2 oz

    *While we are not big fans of products made in China, these tools are made with only the finest materials specified Burgon and Ball.    ~Anne & Blake


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    At Garden Tool Company, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of the products we carry, but if for any reason you’re not satisfied with your purchase, you have 30 days to return it for refund or replacement.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Cheri C.
    Right tool for the job

    The spade is sturdy and high quality. It will last for years. Buying quality gardening tools makes the job easier and will outlast any of the cheaper tools people buy and expect quality. Virgin and Ball has a great reputation for quality gardening tools. I also have a pair of Burgon and Ball topiary shears. I love them, they are versatile in the garden and the quality is excellent - have had them for years!! Burgon and Ball gardening tools are great!!

    Lee W.
    Solid garden tool

    We've been using this for about a month now doing a lot of fall planting in some new and old beds. The spade is very stout and well put together. Nice thick gauge shovel head and ash shaft and handle. We expect to have this the rest of our gardening days.

    Lucille H.
    Great shovel!

    I do a lot of planting and this shovel helps make the job easy. A joy to use.

    Carol S.
    An amazing tool!

    My yard is full of old tree & shrub roots, inches thick everywhere, and this spade sounded exactly like what I needed. In the past, I've used a saw to cut through them - but no more! This spade paid for itself the very first time I used it - it makes really difficult digging simple & easy. I only wish I'd had it when I moved in!