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sdunn
Shovels
sdunn

I have asked this question at many hardware stores to no avail.

What is the angle between the shovel blade and the handle called? Such that if you place the shovel blade flat on the ground it would be the angle the handle makes from the ground. All the square & most round point shovels in hardware stores have a very shallow angle so to keep the blade flat on the ground you are forced to stoop way to low, for my back anyway. 20 years ago you could buy a shovel with a greater angle that was much more comfortable to use.

Thanks.

Blue RidgeParkway
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Blue RidgeParkway
sdunn wrote:

I have asked this question at many hardware stores to no avail.

What is the angle between the shovel blade and the handle called? Such that if you place the shovel blade flat on the ground it would be the angle the handle makes from the ground. All the square & most round point shovels in hardware stores have a very shallow angle so to keep the blade flat on the ground you are forced to stoop way to low, for my back anyway. 20 years ago you could buy a shovel with a greater angle that was much more comfortable to use.

Thanks.

It is called Aspect, another way is blade angle

bsum1
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bsum1
Blue RidgeParkway wrote:

It is called Aspect, another way is blade angle

"Blade lift" refers to the measurement of the blade angle.

kentvw
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kentvw

Easy, Just remember E=MC squared.......... Can not go wrong with that.

Blue RidgeParkway
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Blue RidgeParkway
bsum1 wrote:

"Blade lift" refers to the measurement of the blade angle.

NO! blade lift pertaining to shovels, spades and trenchers is a distance measurement determined by measuring the height of the point of the blade above a level surface when the back of the head and the end of the handle are in contact with the level surface, not an angle expressed in degrees and cannot be determined without other essential information. the measurement in linear distance is meaningless without knowing the type and construction of the shovel blade, length (shoulder to top or cutting edge) and width of the shovel blade, the point description and the length of the handle.

a blade lift of 2" is meaningless without the other essential information, for example a blade length of 18" compared to a 4" blade length - the blade lift being the same two inches would be significant difference in the angle or aspect or verticalness of a cut.

depending on the construction of the shovel or spade, all other things being equal, blade lift can be significantly changed by altering the length of the handle.

the attached image has two illustrations the top one demonstrates "blade lift" which is labeled "F".

to the original poster, you are describing more of a scoop shovel they can be found with bent handles and straight ones. A stall scoop works quite well.

bsum1
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bsum1

Is it possible this could be found on Google?

havanagranite
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havanagranite
bsum1 wrote:

Is it possible this could be found on Google?

well obviously it can

the only question is do you trust the web site it came off from. oh wait you wouldn't know that would you because that would take away from the awe everyone has of her

bsum1
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that would take away from the awe everyone has of her

Good Lord, we wouldn't want that.;):D

havanagranite
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havanagranite
bsum1 wrote:

Good Lord, we wouldn't want that.;):D

isn't that what everyone says when they see here post awe then followed by some other word

Jack
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Jack

All the literature I've seen lists it as "Shaft Mounting Angle" but then I don't use Google.
Jack

bsum1
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awe then followed by some other word

Now that's funny.:D
You bet your boots she's actively reporting all this to the moderators.

By the way, what's up with that picture she has in her profile and notice she doesn't have any "friends".:confused:

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