What is the best tool for trench digging?

Got a trench to dig, but not sure on which is the best tool for the job? We've compared the different types of trenching shovels below so you can get the right tool for your next job!


Atlas Trade Steel Handle Trenching Spade

The pointed tip is designed for sharp digging and the narrow scoop helps to clear trenches causing minimal disruption to the sides.

  • Heavy duty steel short handle with 'D' handle for extra strength and durability 

  • Tempered hardened virgin steel head

  • Short handle for close work 

  • Also available with fibreglass handle


Atlas Trade Long Handle Trenching Shovel

The squared, narrow head with foot tread is designed for digging trenches in harder soils. The long handle gives it extra leverage.

  • Long FSC® certified wooden handle for extra strength and leverage

  • Tempered hardened virgin steel head

  • Foot tread for extra downward pressure

  • Also available with fibreglass handle


Atlas Trade Cable Trenching Long Handle Shovel

Clear narrow trenches quickly and neatly, minimise disruption of the surrounding soil. The long handle gives extra leverage making it easy to scoop out the soil.

  • Long FSC® certified wooden handle for extra strength and leverage

  • Tempered hardened virgin steel head

  • Foot tread for extra downward pressure

  • Square sides for minimal surrounding soil disruption

  • Also available with fibreglass handle


Atlas Trade Long Handle Plumbers Trenching Shovel

The rounded, narrow head with foot tread is designed for digging trenches in harder soils. The long handle gives it extra leverage.

  • Long FSC® certified wooden handle for extra strength and leverage

  • Tempered hardened virgin steel head

  • Foot tread for extra downward pressure

  • Also available with fibreglass handle


Atlas Trade Ribbed Post Hole Long Handle Shovel

The reinforced ribs help dig through heavy materials while also reducing suction when digging through difficult material such as wet clay

  • Long FSC® certified wooden handle for extra strength and leverage

  • Tempered hardened virgin steel head

  • Foot tread for extra downward pressure

  • Ribbed head for extra digging strength


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