The perfect garden shovel. Criterias of choice.
Today we would like to talk about such an important garden tool as a garden shovel. Agree, without her, the life of any summer resident is simply impossible. It may seem to you that this is an ordinary thing, simple. But the fact is that in today's market of garden tools, you can find shovels of various shapes and other characteristics. Therefore, let's figure it out together which and for what are the best garden shovels.
Garden Shovel: Choosing a Cutting
When purchasing a garden shovel, immediately pay attention to the cutting. A regular stalk, without any fancy, has the largest area of contact with the right palm (unless you are left-handed, keep this in mind). If you work for several hours, then you will be provided with the unaccustomed corns. Be prepared for this. Choose garden shovels with a T-shaped handle for a tighter grip on the handle. Also, for convenience, shovels are perfect, which have a loop-shaped top, with such a shovel will definitely not slip out of your hands. But it happens that it is made of plastic, and with diligent work, the shovel can quickly break.
Choice of canvas
Now let's look at the leaf of a garden shovel - this is the lower, metal part of the shovel. Basically, all shovels can be divided into two types.
1. Bayonet garden shovels. They are intended for digging earth. Prices vary from 300 rubles to 3000 rubles or more. A bayonet garden shovel performs any heavy work with the ground - this is digging holes, working with clay and rocky soil. This shovel is not afraid of hard and difficult work. If we talk about bayonet garden shovels, then their design has not changed for more than a century.
2. Shovels garden shovels. They have bumpers on their sides, so they are convenient for grabbing, shoveling loose soil, cement, loading compost into a wheelbarrow and much more (this is a universal shovel that every summer resident simply needs). The price of shovel garden shovels starts from 1,500 rubles and above.
Choosing material for garden tools shovel
But, unfortunately, such shovels have a drawback. The main drawback is steel, which is subject to rust, the sharpening on the blade does not last as long as we would like, the handle is not very comfortable, so be prepared for the fact that your working palms will be in working calluses. This shovel has only one advantage - its simplicity. Therefore, when choosing a garden shovel, pay attention to the fact that the blade is made of stainless steel, then such a shovel is not afraid of dampness and moisture. But immediately be prepared for the fact that the price of stainless steel will differ slightly from the usual shovel model. You can also find titanium models on the market. Such garden shovels are much lighter than their "counterparts", but this does not affect its strength in any way. Such shovels are not subject to rust, the earth sticks to them less. Prices for titanium garden shovels start at 2500 rubles. Yes, a little expensive, but worth it. Once you spend it, you will never regret it.
Before the start of the summer season, we recommend that you review your entire range of gardening tools. Maybe some need to be sharpened, some should be cleaned, some may already be unusable, and new ones need to be purchased. See what you are missing, what you need to purchase. Taking care of the garden shovel in advance, you will be ready for the new summer season fully armed.