Product Type: Tooled Up garden tools
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Clear the snow from your pathway with this big red end
Tooled Up Snow Shovel with Wooden Handle
Member Name: blissman70
Tooled Up Snow Shovel with Wooden Handle
Advantages: Ligthweight, strong, easy to use and no more back breaking snow clearing
Disadvantages: none i can find
It's coming up to that time of year again, you know the time, when the lovely white stuff starts dropping from the clouds onto gods green ground, turning the entire country into a colour akin to a blanket of goose feathers.
To some, this beautiful change of colour is something to cherish, something to stare at in awe as the sky turns into that bright colour that always comes when the snow clouds decide to release their blanket of white treasures. To others this white down fall is simply a burden, stopping you going about your daily tasks, putting a halt to your usual train timetable, causing the tyres of your car to lose grip on what was once an easy drive to work.
But most annoyingly, for me anyway, is when it falls onto the pathway from your house to the road, the pathway that you have spent ages clearing just to get your car off your driveway, knowing that you have to start clearing the path once more.
So, it's time to get the spade out of the shed once again, the spade that you have only just finished using when turning the soil over in your garden, only you know through past experience that your usual spade is a back breaker to use, especially for clearing snow from your pathway, remembering how your muscles had cramped up the last time you'd used it to get rid of the white stuff. You know the handle is too small, too low, so that you have to bend over almost as much as you would if you were tying your shoe laces, with the actual head of the spade being so small that you'd have more joy shifting the snow if you used a desert spoon.
Luckily though there is a great tool out there that help stop that back breaking nightmare and moves almost as much snow in one go as an industrial snow plough. This tool is something that I got my hands on last year, during that mad season of snow that we all experience, so that I could keep my path from becoming the local skating rink.
This tool I am talking about is more useful than a spade, lighter than a brush and stronger than a skunks smell after a curry, (almost), making it one of the most useful snow moving tools that I have seen in a long time, (apart from a flame thrower and a bucket of salt).
The tool I am talking about is a simple snow shovel which I bought from a company called Tooled.
This snow shovel is not like a normal shovel as it has a longer handle, being 1200mm in length, so that you don't have to bend down to use it whilst scooping up the snow. And with the good sized head, which is 420mm wide by 300mm deep, being made of a firm, yet slightly flexible, red moulded plastic, it makes snow ploughing a breeze, especially as it weighs less than a bag of sugar, being 2kg when not full of snow.
Anyway, I bought this shovel last year, after spending years breaking my back every time it snowed, and was so glad I did, especially due to the bad snow fall we had and the fact that it just seemed to snow as soon as I'd cleared the path. But with this little beauty clearing the path took no time at all and I barely broke a sweat when scooping away.
The wooden handle had to be screwed to the head when I first got it but that took all of 2 minutes, using a twisting motion of the head and a self tapping screw as the screw that came with it was about as useful as a pair of glasses on a man with one ear.
But once screwed into position the wooden handle is then firmly attached to the shovels plastic head with the head itself is slightly flexible, giving it that extra bit of sturdiness.
As for how to use it, well, you don't need a degree in ballroom dancing to get the hang of it, nor do you need to have watched all the latest series in Strictly Come Dancing either. You just grab the end of the wooden handle and aim the red head at the snow, jabbing it underneath the white stuff that has covered your path, scooping it up and tossing it to one side, (the snow that is, not the shovel). It's so easy to use and I can clear my path in minutes without any real hassles at all, and without scraping the tops of the paving stones like I have done when using metal headed spades.
The flexibly of the plastic head stops any of that spine tingling nastiness that you can get if you hit something hard with those solid headed spades. And even though the head is made of plastic it is as tough as old boots, so to speak, as it had taken some stick over that dreaded winter, almost using it every day just to get out of my house.
The head actually curves upwards so as to make it easier to actually 'scoop' under the snow, and the front edge is 'sharpened' so as to cut through any annoying hardened ice that has stubbornly glued itself to the middle of your path where people have walked on.
Around the sides and the back the edges are raised so that the snow will stay on the shovel head instead of simply falling off back onto the path that you've just taken it from, and there are a few bumps spread around the top which give the head more sturdiness, allowing for the flexibility without snapping in two.
Then there's the wooden handle itself which is slightly thicker than your standard brush handle and, even though it bends ever so slightly, it feels solid in my hand as I shovel away.
I am so glad that I bought this last year and have used it a lot, so, if the snow clouds are reading this, then come on down, throw down your white stuff and cover my pathway, I'm tooled up and waiting to clear it away faster than you can drop it.
It's a case of Mother Nature verses snow shovels and this snow shovel certainly gives her a run for her money.
And speaking of money, this sells for a mere £10.00, which is well worth the money because it saves you breaking your back when the snow just won't stop dropping on your pathway.
In all, a remarkable snow clearing device which will have you hoping that the snow will fall tomorrow, just so you can get out there and show of you stick with a big red end.
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