Spades and Shovels
Spade and shovels are similar toolsbut they are designed differemtly as tehy repectively have different shape to increase performance with different tasks.
A shovel has a broader blade that is curved inwards from left to right and is rounded or pointed at the tip. ... A spade generally has a relatively flat blade with straight edges
To summarise the correct use shovels dig and a spade will scoop and slice. If you want to dig a hole, choose a shovel.