I use my Arkie Digger. It is improvement on tha
screw driver. This will scoop tha dirt out of tha
hole. So, no hands in hole. Just a pin pointer.
I can push back tha grass and pull an aluminum
can out of a hole and you will never know I was
It starts off as a 15" ratchet or breaker bar.
That is very hard metal.
Remember to leave a rounded knob on tha other
end to make tha end of tha handle more rounded
The over all finished length is about 12". About tha
same as tha Fiskars digger.
The length of blade section (tip to grind blend-out)?
That is hard to say?
Try using this photograph as a reference,
Tha handle is about 5" long,
And yes, the handle of tha ratchet becomes tha
blade of tha digger.
Tha Craftsman makes a 1/16" wider blade because
tha handle is flatter,
But in actual use, I found that makes no difference.
I got this 15" ratchet at a pawn shop for $4.
After three solid hours of grindin, I had it roughed out,
Remember ta keep dunkin it in water ta keep it cool !
Maybe this photo will help show tha subtle shape of
Here is tha plastic dip I used,
A can is 6 or 7 dollars, and will do a digger, plus a few
other tools. But tha digger takes several coats. Just
keep re-coating until tha handle seems big enough.
It is very durable. Both tha digger and tha handle
Any questions, feel free to ask,
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