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Toffer



Joined: 01 Nov 2009
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Location: Sutton St Edmund, Lincs
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 11 7:16 am    Post subject: Metal hole digging stick thingy  Reply with quote    

I've seen these on a few farms, large (about 6') heavy steel poles with a point at one end and a chisel at the other for breaking the ground for post holes. Need one myself now but can't work out where you might buy such a thing, any ideas?

Treacodactyl
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 11 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Your local agricultural merchants should have them in, or a local company that sells fencing supplies. You should also be able to track them down online, Screwfix for example sells this but it doesn't sound quite what you're after.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 11 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I got mine from a fencing company.

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 11 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
I got mine from a fencing company.


You must have a strong wrist.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 11 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought this was a thread about calling a spade a spade.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 11 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've a very old one that belonged to my great grandfather & used in the mines.
I've also used a lighter buckrake tine which is easier to handle as it's not as heavy.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 11 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I had a couple.
Somebody stole them for scrap.

BadgerFace



Joined: 25 Mar 2009
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Location: Sussex
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 11 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A fencing crowbar. Mine was my Dad's (and so heavy I can only just lift it), but Jacksons sell them.

http://www.jacksons-fencing.co.uk/product/sc_346300/1.5m-x-30mm-dia.-crowbar-point-chisel-black-painted-finish.aspx?tpc=AF&fmc=CS&fnc=CB

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 11 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bebo wrote:
vegplot wrote:
I got mine from a fencing company.


You must have a strong wrist.


As long as the comedy remains a hobby you'll be fine.

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1473
Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 11 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
Bebo wrote:
vegplot wrote:
I got mine from a fencing company.


You must have a strong wrist.


As long as the comedy remains a hobby you'll be fine.


Touche !

love154



Joined: 20 Sep 2016
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Location: Dartford
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 16 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

got mine from http://www.fencingandlandscapesupplies.co.uk

also sell them at http://www.bexleygardenservices.co.uk

i also use the route cutters

crofter



Joined: 11 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 16 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Known as a pinch bar around here

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 16 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i have used one of the roughneck ones from screwfix. a bit heavy for some jobs but ace at making post starter holes as the weight is an advantage if going strait down.

if you have a lot to do hire of an auger drill and post bumper ( or for a real lot a pto powered post driver ) is a smart move .

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1397
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Toffer-I am not sure where you are, but if you are anywhere near Welshpool, then I can get one for you. There are 2 sizes and Draper tools stock them and supply retail outlets. The last advertised price I seem to have forgotten, but if you are still interested then I will get on to our supplier and get one in for you. They are a bit like a crow bar but with added weights to give extra wallop-looks a good idea.

derbyshiredowser



Joined: 11 Feb 2007
Posts: 702
Location: derbyshire
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Also known as bars digging in BT stores a throwback to the GPO days.

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