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Toffer

Metal hole digging stick thingy

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

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

I got mine from a fencing company.
Bebo

I got mine from a fencing company.


You must have a strong wrist.
Hairyloon

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

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

I had a couple.
Somebody stole them for scrap. Sad
BadgerFace

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

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

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

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

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

i also use the route cutters
crofter

Known as a pinch bar around here dpack

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

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

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

Think we got ours at an agricultural and fencing suppliers, McVeigh Parker if you have any near you.

Edited to add; If you have a lot of flints or other stones in your ground I wouldn't even try an auger.
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