Terms of the Trade: What Is a Saw Tooth Shovel?

The saw tooth shovel takes its name from the sharp teeth that run along the blade. While it isn't a tool that you will use every day, it can ease the backbreaking work that heavy gardening sometimes requires. If you're digging up a large bush or shrub that you don't want to grow back, a sawtooth shovel will get the job done. The sharp teeth are designed to cut through roots with ease. It will save you a lot of time over using a standard rounded shovel, especially becase you may have to use a second tool to cut through strong roots.