- Using a 3/16″ bit, drill out old rivets from the back side of the shovel.
- Lay the shovel face down on a hard surface such as an anvil or solid concrete.
- Strike the back of each rivet with a hammer until flattened TIGHTLY against the back of the new wear strip.
What is the blade of a shovel called?
The blade (or the scoop)
The blade (sometimes called a scoop) holds the material being moved while the socket fits over the shaft: the part you hold. At the end of the blade is the cutting edge which does the work of cutting through soil, clay, snow and any other material.
How do you fix a broken snow shovel?
What blade material is best for shoveling snow?
Plastic shovel blades are more lightweight and easy to operate. They’re flexible, which makes it easier for the snow to slide off. If you have a hard driveway or a lot of rock or gravel, plastic is not a good choice for chipping away ice and will damage more readily.