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Rich
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I had a play this weekend, bought a stainless spade from wickes and took the grinder to it .
I got it for the pasture and baked soil in summer
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You'd better get your pinpointing right, those edges are designed to shred hammies. :thumbsup:
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Well done on your modification.
The spade looks giant looking at the bottom photo, unless those trainers are infant size.
Good luck :thumbsup:
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Looks like a good job there :thumbsup:

In dry, hard ground I find the narrower spades cope better as they're not trying to heft a large dollop of concreted soil out. The teeth are good for cutting through roots, and you've reminded me... I must get around to sharpening mine. Mind you, it's never been sharpened in the six years I've had it and it's still working well :D
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I guess that the teeth are more for show as they could snag on stones or even damage targets? :Thinking: :thumbsup:
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That looks very solid and long lasting. I'm guessing it is heavy though?

Nice customisation :thumbsup:
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Another option is to use a trenching spit. The cutting edge is a lot thinner, so that there physicks can transfer your weight/effort to a more concentrated area, making for an easier dig in'th hard soil.
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I have found that a much narrower spade is the answer, I have been using one of those gas digger's spades, the blade is straight down in line with the shaft and can cope with absolutely anything. Heavy, yes it is a bit but worth it. As for teeth on the edges :shock: :shock: :shock: at least if a hammered did come into contact with the side of mine it would simply slide down and may even be fine but those teeth man!!
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Charles Abbeyville wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:17 pm I have found that a much narrower spade is the answer, I have been using one of those gas digger's spades, the blade is straight down in line with the shaft and can cope with absolutely anything. Heavy, yes it is a bit but worth it. As for teeth on the edges :shock: :shock: :shock: at least if a hammered did come into contact with the side of mine it would simply slide down and may even be fine but those teeth man!!
That's a spit. They make it a lot easier when the ground is baked.
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I took it out and to be honest it's a little to big
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Rich wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:26 pm I took it out and to be honest it's a little to big
Worth a go though. We like to experiment
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Rich wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:26 pm I took it out and to be honest it's a little to big
Well it is easier to cut down more than try to put back! :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:56 pm Well it is easier to cut down more than try to put back! :thumbsup:
Quite so :thumbsup: Many times I'd plane off too much timber and wish to gawd there was such a thing as a "putting back on" plane :lol:
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