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True Temper Aluminum Scoop: Review

Review of the True Temper Aluminum Scoop

The True Temper Aluminum Scoop Snow Shovel had 86 customer reviews and 8 answered questions on Amazon as of this writing.  I've read through the feedback left by customers on Amazon and condensed the results into this report.  I hope that this helps you when shopping for a snow shovel.

Best Fea‚Äčtures

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    Light weight scoop
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    Big scoop
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    Long handle
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    Large blade
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    Good grip

Item Specifics

The True Temper Aluminum Scoop Shovel has a blade that is 15 inches wide and 8 inches deep.  It is made for holding large scoops of snow.  The D-grip helps secure the grip and also adds leverage while scooping.  The 26-inch hardwood handle helps provide stability with each reach.  This shovel lifts and transfers various materials including mulch, stones, soil, grain, sand and rocks.  It is durable and lightweight for ease of snow removal.  This shovel is listed as weighing 3.52 pounds.

Large and Light Scoop Is Great for Throwing Snow

Because the scoop on the True Temper Aluminum Scoop Shovel is so large and light, it makes it easy to shovel and throw snow.   Keep in mind that that this is not an ice breaker kind of shovel.  If you need to break ice, then you will be better off to get a metal shovel.

Handle Can Break Easily

There were a lot of reports of the handle breaking after just a few uses.  Several people thought that maybe the wood expanded when it was wet and then dried, but the handle didn't also expland which is what was causing breakage.  The grip was reported as good though on shovel handles that did not break.

Shovel Can Be Used for More Than Snow Removal

Not all people need a shovel for snow removal.  Many of the customers who bought this shovel, commented they don't live in an area where it snows, but that they need a scoop type shovel for other things.  The following comments show some of many ways that people used this shovel:

"The product is very sturdy and light too. I'm 6'3" and it's plenty long enough to scoop shrubbery cuttings with.  Since I don't live in an area where I need to shovel snow, I cannot describe how it works for that purpose."

"I'm a ground's keeper for an "exotic reptilian" island amusement park called Jurassic park.  We house some of the worlds biggest creatures here and, boy let me tell you, they have bowel movements to match.  After trying shovel after shovel and having to either deal with a sore back or the scoop snapping, we stumbled onto this beauty.  Its long handle and hard plastic scoop make it ideal for moving those mountains without having the old man hunch for the next few hours and downing 6 advil megas."

Long Handle - Good for Tall People

A lot of customers who are over 6 foot commented, telling of their height and how the long handle of this shovel make it easy for shoveling.  It seems that the shovels with large blades have short handles (which require more bending, especially for tall people).  Here is one of many of the comments about the long handle, "Without a doubt the best snow shovel I've ever owned. I'm 6'4"(6'6" in boots) so a long handled shovel is everything and this fits the bill. In addition, the scoop is huge so it moves a lot of snow, but being plastic it's very lightweight."

Professionals Choice

When someone does something for a living, they usually get so much practice at it, that they find the most efficient way of doing the job.  A roof shoveler talks about the True Temper Aluminum Scoop Shovel being his shovel of choice, "Some people have to shovel BIG snow on steep big roofs for a living...... in some of the most brutal weather conditions. (This) shovel is my choice for that profession."

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Pros

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    Long handle
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    Lightweight
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    Big scoop

Cons

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    Handle has a tendency to break 
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    Not for ice

True Temper Aluminum Scoop Conclusion

The True Temper Aluminum Scoop Snow Shovel is a popular snow shovel for throwing snow.  It is not specifically made just for pushing snow, though it can also be used for that.  Because it has a long handle and big lightweight scoop, many people found it got a lot of work done with minimal effort.  Overall, this shovel had great reviews.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying a True Temper Aluminum Scoop.

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    How long is pole? Not the handle, not the scooper...just the pole.   Just the pole is 14 and 3/8". Not counting any of the plastic where the pole fits into the scooper.
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    Is this shovel good for pushing snow? You can push snow with this shovel, but it is designed more for scooping and throwing snow.  If you want specifically just a pusher, you can shop and find shovels made just for pushing snow.
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    What are the dimensions of this shovel?  The dimensions are 8.7 x 5 x 46.1 inches. 
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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