Sunday Funnies – The Perfect Garden Shovel

I seldom do product reviews in this blog, and certainly not garden tools but this one is so great I just had to tell you about it.  It is the Root Slayer Carbon Steel Shovel by Radius Garden on The Grommet web site.

Handy to have in the event of the Zombie Apocalypse too.

This spade is so great at digging out volunteer tree saplings, root balls, old stumps, and tired out overgrown shrubs, I wish I had this tool for years.  The edges are a pair of serrated saw tooth blades that cut through big roots with ease.  The heavy gauge steel blade and tough carbon steel shaft and handle let your really apply forceful leverage to your chosen stump.  The tip is a dual pointed inverse vee that is also sharpened into a blade, and will cut through anything your leg can push it through.  The wide foot pegs are just a tough as the rest of the shovel, and protect your foot when digging.  It’s time to split the hostas again, and with this tool I just can’t wait to take them on.

The saw-toothed blade up close and personal

Here is my original review at the Grommet.

Works Better Than Expected
6/6/2018 by Bob

My spouse and I couldn’t decide between the Original and the Nomad, so we bought both. I took the Original to a very large stump of a 30 year old ( and now dead) Burning Bush that had defied traditional shovels and even an axe. I simply stepped on the Root Slayer making a circle around the dead stump and out popped the stump and most of the roots. Only had a little difficulty with a particularly thick root, but after adjusting my angle of attack, we got through that too.

Its great to buy a tool that is better than expected. Root Slayer lived up to the promises made by the manufacturer, and then some.

This would also be an awesome weapon for the Zombie Apocalypse, too.

The Grommet is an amazing gadget shopping site that deserves a look if you have a few minutes to burn on a Sunday morning.  Keep this site handy for Christmas, they really do have stuff for the guy or gal that has everything.  They may have everything but they don’t have this stuff.


About the Author:

Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, Bob also conducts security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. Bob also teaches Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. Bob works as an instruction for CompTIA’s non-profit IT-Ready Program in the Twin Cities. IT-Ready is a tuition free 8-week program designed to teach students of all ages the fundamentals of IT support to prepare them for an entry level position in Information Technology Support. Graduates of the classes take the exams to become CompTIA A+ certified. Bob is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. Bob has been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

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