If you don’t have Menards stores in your area, this post is of little interest to you, and I apologize for that.
If you do, the latest ad has the Fiskars spades, shovel and forks on sale until April 15th. Normal price is around $25 per tool, they’re on sale for $18.88. These are the new models with the extra-large ‘D’ handles and feature all-steel tubular steel handles that are welded to the blades. I’ve looked at them several times in the last 6 months or so, and almost bought the garden spade a few weeks back. They look to be pretty strong, and they’ve gotten good reviews from what I’ve seen.
I’m in the market for a garden spade for sure, and possibly a drainage spade as well. If I can’t find my spading fork (haven’t seen it since we moved…) I may get another one of those as well, though I’m not sure how useful that tool really is for what I’m looking to do.
Anyway, if you’re in the market for some new spades or shovels and you have Menards in your area, I’d check these out. It’s a good price for what looks to be some solid tools. I’ll post a review of the garden spade after I get a chance to dig up the new garden in the back yard. Since we moved from low 80’s a week and a half ago to mid-20’s with a little snow, I have no idea when that will be. Isn’t spring in Minnesota wonderful???