I have only had to use this shovel for one major job so far, but I feel like I have to write a review about it because of how well it worked for me. Not only is the shovel head perfect for most jobs, it is also the perfect length for most people and the part of the head that you step on has fantastic grooves in it that make it very easy to use.
I had this medium-sized tree in front of my house that I had been trying to dig out for weeks. None of my other shovels could get the job done because they just couldn't break through the biggest roots. Not only did this shovel help with those pesky roots, it also made digging around the tree so much easier. I had no back issues after each digging session, which is something that I could not say about any of my other digging tools.
I usually like to save as much money as I can on tools, but in this case I recommend spending a few more bucks to get a much better shovel. I am very happy to have this shovel around my house because now I am confident that I can get more digging jobs done that I have wanted to do for a while.