Bulldog Tools Cable Laying Shovel 28″ Powerbreaker Insulated Handle


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  • Manufacturer: Bulldog Tools

This Bulldog Insulated Cable Layer is specially designed for heavy jobs, with a rubber collar for safety, and a treaded blade to prevent slipping.


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This is the treaded model of Bulldog’s Insulated ‘Powerbreaker’ Cable Layer (sometimes known as a Grafting Spade), featuring treads welded onto the upper edge of the blade. These enable you to use the power of your legs in the digging action without damaging your footwear, and without slipping when working in wet and muddy conditions.

This shovel is designed for heavy ground-breaking tasks such as digging cable trenches, while its slightly dished shape makes it well-suited to digging in clay. Manufactured to BS8020 standards, this shovel has been tested to 10,000 volts and is guaranteed to 1,000 volts, supplied with a Certificate of Conformity.

The blade is sized at (L) 280mm x (W) 125mm and has been solid-forged with the socket from one piece of manganese steel for maximum strength, an epoxy coating moreover granting it even greater durability. The blade also has round corners to dramatically lessen the risk of damaging underground pipes and cables while you are digging.

The 28” (711mm) shaft and YD handle meanwhile are constructed from one tough fibreglass piece, the D-shaped handle affording a secure and comfortable grip. Finally, the rubber collar incorporates a protective wear sleeve and insulates your hands for safe use at all times.

Technical Specifications

Weight 6 kg
Dimensions 110 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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