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Leonard Classic Full Strap Spade

# A13M
In Stock
12 @ $ 99.99
> 3 @ $ 94.69
Weight: 6.600000 lbs

"The Tool the Industry Was Built On"

A.M. Leonard is proud to bring back the Full Strap Nursery Spade to the market, and improve upon this favorite. Modern advancements in mechanical digging equipment impacted the demand for this tool over the past few years, but our 2010 initiative, which evolved from customer feedback, taught us that this tool is still demanded by professional nurseryman and landscapers across the country. Lifetime Warranty.

We are glad to make the investment required to retool this spade so we can continue to offer one of the strongest tools in the market, which has added features of great balance and a shock absorbing wood core handle.

Though hard to improve upon a tool that has served the industry so well since the early 1900's, we focused upon 3 areas:
  • Stronger D-grip and top strap connection! New single directional rivet holds top strap and metal D-grip, eliminating a side D-grip rivet from the previous model. Less holes/rivets at this connection improve overall strength.

  • Increased turn step size! Not too large to interfere with the job, but a moderate increase to alleviate foot strain and to accommodate a footpad if desired.

  • Increased bevel of cutting edge! No need to sharpen blade once received. We added the best angle to offer sharp cutting while maintaining a durable edge.

  • Plus this classic spade includes these features: a strong, one-piece welded metal D-grip with full-through rivet at grip; single directional rivet holds straps and D-grip, increasing strength; shock-absorbing American Ash handle core; heavy gauge rivets bond metal to wood for unmatched strength; larger turned steps reduce foot fatigue and are compatible with our #AMFP foot pad; blade is beveled to optimum angle to offer sharpness and durability.
AND, it's made locally, here in the USA! That means made with American steel, stamped and constructed by skilled local fabricators.

Specs

  • Blade length 13in
  • Blade tapers 7 1/4in. to 6in
  • Full Strap design
  • Handle length 27in
  • Blade lift 2in
  • Weight 7lb

Warranty

A.M. Leonard covers this product with a lifetime warranty. Please click here for details.

Review Summary (Based on 13 Reviews)

Customer Reviews for Leonard Classic Full Strap Spade

5 Stars

Does The Job

Lou from NV wrote (June 18, 2017):

I used the spade immediately to dig a trench for the footing for a stone wall. So far, the spade has proven a capable match for our terrible, rocky Nevada soil.

5 Stars

It paid for itself

Jack from OH wrote (September 23, 2016):

I really put it through its paces within 48 hours using it to aid in removing a tree stump. I like its weight and durability. I have no fears about ever having to replace it.

5 Stars

SERIOUS TOOL • SERIOUS QUALITY•

from CT wrote (July 03, 2016):

This Tool Makes Me Better @ MY JOB.

5 Stars

Nursery Spade

Bob Benjamin from IL wrote (June 13, 2016):

Best nursery spade made.

5 Stars

Old classic is indestructible

Benson from NC wrote (May 07, 2014):

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!

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    FAQ

    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.

"The Tool the Industry Was Built On"

A.M. Leonard is proud to bring back the Full Strap Nursery Spade to the market, and improve upon this favorite. Modern advancements in mechanical digging equipment impacted the demand for this tool over the past few years, but our 2010 initiative, which evolved from customer feedback, taught us that this tool is still demanded by professional nurseryman and landscapers across the country. Lifetime Warranty.

We are glad to make the investment required to retool this spade so we can continue to offer one of the strongest tools in the market, which has added features of great balance and a shock absorbing wood core handle.

Though hard to improve upon a tool that has served the industry so well since the early 1900's, we focused upon 3 areas:
  • Stronger D-grip and top strap connection! New single directional rivet holds top strap and metal D-grip, eliminating a side D-grip rivet from the previous model. Less holes/rivets at this connection improve overall strength.

  • Increased turn step size! Not too large to interfere with the job, but a moderate increase to alleviate foot strain and to accommodate a footpad if desired.

  • Increased bevel of cutting edge! No need to sharpen blade once received. We added the best angle to offer sharp cutting while maintaining a durable edge.

  • Plus this classic spade includes these features: a strong, one-piece welded metal D-grip with full-through rivet at grip; single directional rivet holds straps and D-grip, increasing strength; shock-absorbing American Ash handle core; heavy gauge rivets bond metal to wood for unmatched strength; larger turned steps reduce foot fatigue and are compatible with our #AMFP foot pad; blade is beveled to optimum angle to offer sharpness and durability.
AND, it's made locally, here in the USA! That means made with American steel, stamped and constructed by skilled local fabricators.