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Digging tools
« on: July 28, 2015, 09:47:48 PM »
Digging tools,... the type below, not this brand in particular,... basicly, who uses them?, which would you suggest?, do they have any real benifit? and if you have one, can you give a review please?

If they have a place in our detecting then I might get one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THE-GENUINE-EVOLUTION-EXTREME-METAL-DETECTING-DIGGING-TOOL-FREE-HOLSTER-/252021744842?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3aadaaa4ca

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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 10:03:14 PM »
I have one of those Stuart. Its an extremely well made piece of kit...but, I think Ive only ever used it once or twice  :-\,  No doubt some folk will swear by them , I just didnt find that I used it and now no longer even take it out detecting.
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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 10:04:45 PM »
I also have one ,there best made one I have seen
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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 10:05:21 PM »
Boza and I use one of the Evolution bladeS Stuart and it's a very well crated tool that I think is great for digging inside holes for deep targets once you've got the plug out with the spade.  I can see if being invaluable for digging in tight, confined areas and was great on the hard compact ground on Glenfiddich's East Lothian dig and recently where the ground was quite stony under the top soil.  All that said though I think I would prefer one of their digging spades over the blade but I got it primarily for Boza who struggled to carry and use even a mini spade.

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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2015, 10:43:28 PM »
I have the Garrett one, I don't use it allot but its always good to have on me if i do need it  :)
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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2015, 10:47:44 PM »
Thanks guys,... its for my stoney ground that I was thinking about getting one

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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2015, 11:02:16 PM »
I use the Minelab one Stew, ideal for the Perthshire hills that ye canny get the spade into due to the wee stones ,I think it would be a good addition to your armoury mate  :)
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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2015, 07:48:50 AM »
I have both spade and dagger.

I find that if you dont get it with the plug its easier to drop down to ur knees and have it out with the dagger, especially if its deeper. It saves you digging dust bin lid sized holes to get depth with ur spade.

But then again thats my opinion , ive seen some boys excavate  to china with a mini draper lol!

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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2015, 08:19:52 AM »
I've got one Stuart but you can get one cheeper than that on ebay I'm sure I payed £26 straight from the guy who makes them
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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2015, 08:31:03 AM »
If you feel you will use it get one  :) I think its just more stuff to carry  :laugh:
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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2015, 09:05:26 AM »
I got one on Flea Bay last year, brand new for less than a tenner. It's very similar to the more expensive models, with a heavy serrated blade, a hand guard and a moulded rubber handle. It's handy for digging into holes sides and cutting through roots. Budge put me onto it as he also has the same one. Not sure if the guy is still making them but I'll see if I can find the receipt for his details and I'll let you know.
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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2015, 10:30:55 AM »
hi stuart  I have one solid and reliable expensive and gets in the road when bending sometimes but a good tool for woods especially round the trees /roots  best one I have bought, the wee nylon pouch that comes with it is a bit fiddly though.
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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2015, 04:50:34 PM »
If you feel you will use it get one  :) I think its just more stuff to carry  :laugh:

Of course, this is the other side to the question,... so tossing the idea around a bit still

Thanks for all the responses guys. very helpful

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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2015, 07:18:10 PM »
I bought one months ago and I`ve not used it once ::)

I just use my spade and I keep my trowel in my garrett bag for hole scraping.

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Re: Digging tools
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2015, 08:30:36 PM »
Why don't the people who have a blade and never used it offer them for sale on here?