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« on: June 17, 2009, 06:19:40 pm »
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I was curious as to what sort of instruments people use when digging in the dirt for coins, rings etc. ?  

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 07:15:30 pm »
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I've been using a cheap, $2.99 metal garden trowel from Target. (Don't get the plastic one, had one and snapped the handle.)It's got the inches marked on it, but I don't really use the readings. Got a short round-point shovel for $6.99 at Menards(home builder supply store) for when I expand to deeper digs, after I learn the coin shooting!
The only drawback to using the metal digger, is that I've nicked more than a few coins using it.
Good luck and hope to see what you dig!
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 09:57:52 pm »
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Tools for digging are a personal choice... use what works for YOU.

I have seen screw drivers, dandelion pullers, trowels, and one of  the best Ive seen is a tin can with the rim cut off.... it leaves a nice, clean, sod plug to go back in the hole.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 10:03:13 pm »
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I use a plastic camping trowel I got from Sports Authority. I think it's a poop trowel  Grin It's reinforced and pretty darn tough. I went with plastic so I could use it under the coil.

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2009, 05:56:29 am »
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I use the one at home depot it is 14.99 has a lifetime warr, it is a great digger very strong  it says true temper on the handle and the handle is blue also you need to check it out
 
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009, 05:44:15 am »
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big survival type knife in parks and yards-cuts sod easily and leaves a clean area when finished.beach I use a homemade scoop fashioned from a metal feed scoop-looks and works as good as the high price one from any md supply store-paid $9.00 for mine and within an hours time with a 3/8 drill bit I had one.for tougher ground a old military folding shovel with pick is handy.It just depends on soil condition and site.

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Where can I get the pick at?

I can't find one at the local five and dime around here....

I checked Home Depote, and Lowes not there.................

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009, 03:09:47 pm »
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Thanks for all the great ideas. I'm not positive about this but perhaps try a military surplus store for a pick???

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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009, 04:05:20 pm »
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Bourbon, neat.

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