Shovel is available in various styles including long handled round point, long handled square point, D handled round point, and D handled square point.
Long handled round point : This type of shovel has blade and front strap as a single unit. They are made of chrome nickel alloy steel or carbon steel.
Long handled square point : This kind of blade is similar to long handled, round point types, in construction and quality but has less cutting power than round point. It is useful in scooping and removing materials.
"D" handled round point : These blades are recommended for ordinary garden digging jobs.
"D" handled square point : This type of shovel is used for removal of loose soil and handling light materials such as sand. This type of shovel is not useful for heavy digging.