[Ads-l] A spade is not a shovel.

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Tue Aug 1 15:53:37 UTC 2017

On 8/1/17 5:28 AM, Barretts Mail wrote:
> What I was trying to point out is that when working in the yard, the pointy one works reasonably well for both jobs. BB
Pointy spades or pointy shovels?

(You must have just the right kind of loose yet clumpy soil. In general,
the geometry of spades makes them terrible for scooping and moving, and
the geometry of shovels makes them sub-optimal for transferring your
body weight into a cutting action.)

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