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« on: March 26, 2007, 05:50:23 pm »
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I live in Georgia with the red clay. Which digging tool is the best that won't break in the clay or hard dirt?

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2007, 07:16:26 pm »
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I hear that the sabertooth digger isn't bad.  The predator line isn't too bad either.  I use a Lesche myself and they are pretty good as well.

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 05:21:36 pm »
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I live in Virginia and also have to deal with Red Clay and really hard packed earth. Got a Ames garden tool at the local hardware store and it works really well and was not expensive at all.

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009, 05:32:06 pm »
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Go for a good quality stainless tool with a good thickness around the shank/handle area. A lot of trowels and diggers break off where the blade joins the handle or shaft. I found planting trowels to work well for small holes, as they are around 3 inches wide. Never tried to dig larger holes in tough ground.

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 08:46:26 pm »
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I enjoy my Lesche.  If sharpened, would probably have no problem in hard clay.


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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 03:41:28 pm »
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If you don't have to worry about people freeking out seeing you flipping big plugs a old army trenching too works very good you can lock the blade a 90 degrees and just swing and flip up the plug. Then once you take out your find just roll it back over it does a very neat job.

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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 03:56:10 pm »
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I use a large screwdriver, blunted and rounded on the business end. I lived in both Georgia (Albany) and Virginia (Virginia Beach) in the past and I'm still using the exact same tool here in Oz. It has more than 30 years on it and a few hundred thousand miles.

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 12:01:50 pm »
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I use the true temper unit from home depot it has a blue handle and is 12 in long real good digger
for the money 14.00 and has a lifetime warr 

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009, 06:48:33 pm »
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Here's a photo of my usual digging tool. It cuts thru the hardpack easily and hasn't broken yet.  Smiley

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Is that a cat, kubota, or jcb?

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