My mum is an avid carbooter, as was I until I got so there wasn't enough hours in the day! So instead I give my mum a list of things to look out for.
One of the things was a graft, at least that's what I've been brought up to call them, they have other names like trenching spade, or drain spade.
My mum picked this one up for a few quid and it works really well, the blade isn't on too much of an angle like many of the new ones they sell and there is some serious weight behind it making digging deep a little easier and breaking through roots. I used it a lot last week and it performed really well digging holes for some rose arches I was installing (not for me unfortunately).
What does everyone else call this type of spade? Does anyone else hate this type of handle like my dad?