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Bulldog Tools Cable Laying Treaded Shovel With 28″ Insulated D Handle

£80.50inc vat

  • Availability: Available
  • Estimated Dispatch: 4 - 6 working days
  • Manufacturer: Bulldog Tools
  • Delivery Charge: Free To UK Mainland

This shovel boasts a highly durable manganese steel blade with an epoxy coating and round corners to dramatically reduce the risk of damaging underground pipes/cables. The insulating rubber collar and D-shaped fibreglass handle ensure safe and comfortable use.

Product Description

This Bulldog Insulated ‘Powerbreaker’ Cable Layer (sometimes known as a Grafting Spade) is a solid-forged shovel ideal for heavy ground-breaking work, such as digging cable trenches. Constructed to meet BS8020 standards, this shovel has been tested to 10,000 volts and is guaranteed to 1,000 volts, supplied with a Certificate of Conformity.

 This Cable Layer boasts excellent strength and resilience thanks to its solid-forged blade (L 280mm x W 125mm) and socket, made from a single piece of manganese steel (no welds or weak points). The blade has also been given an epoxy coating for added durability, while its slightly dished shape and round corners make it perfect for digging in clay, as well as dramatically reducing the risk of damaging underground pipes and cables when digging.  

 The Cable Layer also features a rubber collar to protect and insulate your hands, ensuring safe use at all times. Finally, the 28” (711mm) shaft and YD handle are made from a single solid fibreglass piece, the D-shaped handle allowing you to keep a firm but comfortable grip on the shovel.

Product Features
  • Designed for trench-digging, digging in clay, and other heavy ground-breaking work
  • Manufactured to BS8020 standards, tested to 10,000 volts, guaranteed to 1,000 volts, and supplied with a Certificate of Conformity
  • Boasting a highly durable blade (L 280mm x W 125mm) forged with the socket from one piece of manganese steel; also given an epoxy coating, and featuring round corners to reduce the risk of damaging underground pipes/cables
  • Safe use ensured by the insulating rubber collar
  • Also featuring a 28” shaft and comfortable D-shaped handle, made from one tough fibreglass piece

Technical Specifications

Weight6 kg
Dimensions110 cm
About Bulldog Tools
Bulldogs are so called because they were once commonly used in the (now thankfully defunct) sport of bull-baiting. As such, it’s no surprise that over the centuries bulldogs were bred to be tough and powerful creatures. Bulldog Tools, on the other hand, is a UK based company which has specialised in the creation of high quality gardening equipment since 1780, when the company was first established at the Clarington Forge site in Wigan. Like the canine from which the company draws its name, Bulldog Tools’ range of equipment is made to be robust, strong and admirably reliable. As they are also built to last, purchasing a Bulldog Tool is always a long-term investment which offers great value alongside superb performance. In fact, the company is so confident in the sturdiness of its forged garden spades and forks that many tools even come with a lifetime manufacturer’s guarantee.

Bulldog Tools are still made at Clarington Forge today, making the company one of the oldest businesses still existing in the Wigan area and the only full time forge still making spades and forks within the UK. With well over two centuries of experience in the industry the people at Bulldog Tools have honed their craft to absolute perfection, creating a variety of superb spades and forks which have heads forged from a single piece of steel and securely riveted to a sturdy ash shaft. The use of these high quality techniques and materials has ensured that Bulldog Tools’ equipment is renowned across the world for its durability and effectiveness.

If this still hasn’t convinced you that Bulldog Tools is a company which offers something a little bit different than most, you should probably be aware that in 2010, as part of its 230th anniversary celebrations, Bulldog Tools broke the Guinness World Record™ for the largest garden spade in the world! Not content with this, Bulldog has since broken the record again with an even larger spade measuring an impressive 4.5 metres, which has also been displayed at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Definitely more than just another tool company, then.

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