The Root Slayer Shovel XL is an extended length version of the Root Slayer providing extra leverage with a longer, conventionally shaped handle. It’s great for taller gardeners and great for people who prefer a long straight handle to our patented O-handle grip. The Root Slayer can eliminate the need for other tools, such as hatchets, pry-bars, and saws, when simply digging around the home. If you’ve ever hit roots while trying to plant a perennial, or been stymied by roots when trying to dig up a shrub, or tried to divide hostas with a spade only to have them slide away from your shovel, you’ll know what we’re talking about. You can use the Root Slayer as your go-to shovel. You can also use it to replace your nursery spade. Think of it as a shovel, root hatchet, and root saw all in one tool. Non-latex grip on pultruded fiberglass shaft.