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Root Assassin Steel Shovel, 48 In.

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Weight: 5.60 lbs

This is an award-winning shovel!

Garden Product Review chose the Root Assassin as the winner of their Golden Shovels Award.The Root Assassin is excellent for clearing out overgrown areas of gardens, forests, or brush. The engineered bone structure adds amazing strength. The curved sharpened tip cuts roots easily. The unique shape of the serrated teeth, located on both sides of the shovel, withstands the toughest jobs. When the teeth wear down, you can easily sharpen them with a wheel or grinder.The secret of this shovel is that the teeth cut roots when pushing in and pulling out of the ground. Root Assassin uses solid industrial grade steel when manufacturing this shovel and finish it by applying a sleek silver-colored powder coat. They design the steel shaft with ergonomics in mind and top it with a durable solid poly / rubber-coated bright red handle for comfort and ease of locating amid the grounds.Weighing only 4 pounds, this shovel is light enough to be taken along for a long day yet strong and dense enough to provide the leverage needed to get the job done! It is an excellent addition to your garden tools. This is the king among gardening tools and easily beats all metal shovels. Its shovel / saw combo makes it totally unique. This is the original root shovel - often imitated, but never duplicated! Do NOT use as a lever - max weight is 250 pounds.


  • Overall length (inches): 48
  • Blade length (inches): 16-1/2
  • Blade width (inches): 6 (tapers to 3)
  • Tooth count (per side): 16
  • Blade material: 14-gauge steel
  • Overall weight (pounds): 4

Product Features

  • Patented all-purpose garden shovel & saw.
  • Forward turned-step for secure foot placement
  • Comfort D-grip for added leverage and control
  • Angled teeth act like a saw blade and keep the blade clear of dirt
  • The serrated edges easily slice through roots!
  • Great for metal detecting!

Review Summary (Based on 7 Reviews)

1 Star

Doesn't hold up. Rick from CA wrote September 09, 2019

This shovel worked well at first, the concept is what we need but the quality of materials and design didn't hold up. At first it cut into the ground well, cut roots, and allowed us to extract some plants which are very difficult to dig up. However, the shovel part bent in half after about 10-12 hours of use.

A.M. Leonard responds:Customer service is in the process of reaching out to the customer.

1 Star

Do not buy this Sean from CO wrote September 29, 2018

I thought it would do the job, but the shovel part is too flimsy and literally broke in half in less than 2 hours of digging up dandelions. AM Leo replaced it with the Root Slayer which is 100% great shovel and rates a 5 star!

5 Stars

Does just what the name says Deana from IL wrote May 24, 2018

I bought it to dig up some throne vines and it did a great job.

5 Stars

Super Tool Gardener from MN wrote April 30, 2018

Bought this to get through the decades accumulation of wild grapevine roots and other roots. Very helpful.

5 Stars

The Root Assassin really is! Francis Montone from DE wrote June 05, 2017

I bought this after seeing it online, because the design appeared to be just what I was looking for. I have been using it to get a lot of milkweed and unwanted saplings out of a bed. This product does the job extremely well. It also is durable. It made quick work of clearing out some deeply-rooted milkweed.

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