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Roughneck 17lb Post-Hole Digger (62496)

17lb (7.7kg). Hardened and tempered, drop-forged alloy steel. Tamper head and chisel point. Polished tip.

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Roughneck 17lb Post-Hole Digger is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 100843.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone should have one You know the tools you keep in your shed that you don't use that often, but are glad you can find when you need it? This is one of them. Multitude of uses: prising up paving slabs, breaking up hard ground, digging post holes (especially in hard clay ground - use with a post hole double-spade), slicing through roots etc. I turned it upside down and used the knob end to smash up concrete. The chisel-tip is sharp enough to cut through thick-ish roots in one stroke, or much thicker roots with continued blows. It also looks like you could re-grind it to an egde (but I haven't done this yet).This is a weighty tool so wielding it all day is tiring, but at 8kg it's man enough to cut into the ground quickly. This is not really a general wrecking bar (or really for indoor work): you shouldn't go trying to smash up concrete or brickwork with the chisel end: you'll blunt it but, more important, you'll just cause sharp chips to fly off. Wear gloves, eye protection, and toe protectors with this tool: one false move when digging a hole with this and you'll be picking your digits out the bottom of it! Great all-round landscaper's and gardener's tool; general builders will find it useful too. To be recommended.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for hole digging A great tool for breaking the soil and dislodging stones when digging a post hole. It's surprisingly heavy but this just makes it better at the job it's designed for. It has a really long pole so it was ideal for a 1m deep hole. This tool coupled with the 'clamshell' shovel (Fibreglass Post Hole digger part 35835) are all you really need to dig post holes.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant This is a great tool,I have removed numerous tree roots and dug many fence post holes with it.Pretty heavy to handle and you will feel like you have done a good work out after using it lol....but it does what it's supposed to do very well.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Post Hole Digger Great tool for removing roots and breaking up the ground, etc. while digging holes for fence posts. It has a good chisel point and the weight makes it easy to chop roots through. Used in conjunction with my auger or my two-bladed post digger, it makes the task straight-forward. Only dug a few holes so far, but seems pretty sturdy and should last.
Date published: 2016-09-26
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ALSO WIDTH OF BLADE ?

I would also like to know the width of the blade as I am using 75x75 posts, so I need something no wider than 75mm ?
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Brand Roughneck
Colour Black
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Product Type 17lb Post-Hole Digger

Length: 1750mm.