what shovels the best?
Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:09 am
Posted 05 March 2010 - 09:54 pm
Ideal size of head with a decent angle, foot plates on, nice and light , can watch someone dig all day with mine
Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:20 pm
I cut the blade down on my bulldog round mouth, I took between 2-3" off all round and put an edge on it with an angle grinder for cutting through roots and branches.
The bulldogs are fair quality but can snap on the joint between the blade/shaft,the best thing to do is cut it purposly on the joint and weld a solid steel bar inside it,it makes it heavier to carry but the weight makes them a much better tool to dig with.
I broke one and my uncle welded it back up like this,i used it for the best part of 20 years.In the end the blade was so thin it split,probably a good bet to cut the blade down a bit as well.
I have a general digging shovel too (not sure of the make), I prefer that to my bulldog round mouth
Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:25 am
Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:34 am
Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:06 pm
Posted 05 May 2010 - 08:19 pm
they snap really easy.
Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:59 am
Posted 06 May 2010 - 11:50 am
Posted 06 May 2010 - 11:59 am
Posted 06 May 2010 - 12:18 pm
if your good with a welder and can get the right material you can make them to how you like them...wouldn't bother with B&Q shite...infact i wouldn't get a wooden handle shovel anyway but apparently if you get a decent 1 and keep treating the wood dip it in some kind of oil etc then they will last... i use a big bulldog roundmouth and a small bulldog roundmouth.
If you can't weld, there are a few who will pimp you a real terriermans digging tool. My mate advertises in EDRD, he's an expierienced terrierman with over 25 years digging behind him, he will make anything to spec.
He'll source the best matierials (usually Bulldog) at the lowest prices and forge you sommat that'll last. His stuff has gone to some of the best and everyone has been more than pleased.
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