Rated 5 out of 5Â by Properjobman Right tool for the job
Although this still needs quite a lot of effort, it is definitely the right tool for the job of digging post holes. I used four overlapping digs to get the 300mm x 300 mm hole down to 600 mm deep. It was hard work but at least I knew that I was only digging the size needed and with clean vertical sides. Very pleased that I bought.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by deetee49 Brilliant Piece of Kit
Read the previous reviews from others and so pleased that I did because this tool is brilliant! It reduced both the time taken to produce close fitting accurate post holes and the concrete used. Produces clean 8" dia holes to accept 4" sq posts leaving sufficient space for concrete. I worked to a depth of 0.75m easily but which is about its limit. Returning unused bags of concrete which will cover more than half the cost of the tool. It's a 'no brainer'!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sing Brilliant
As other reviewers have said this is a fantastic tool and you won't regret buying it. I was dubious having spent a small fortune on 13 concrete posts and panels but the extra 40 quid for this was well worth it for the ease of doing the job. I found you still need to shave the edges of the hole ever so slightly with a spade to get the holes square but then again i'm not sure you actually need your holes to be square as long as they're sufficient diameter. It's a rock solid bit of kit although weirdly the thing that brought it to a halt was squidgy shrub roots but those are easily chopped out of the way. Big pebbles also slow it down but as the hole is so quick to cut it's easy to scoop those out by hand. Highly Recommend.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BigH99 Great for digging post holes
I purchased this along with the roughneck posthole digger. An excellent combination which makes light work of roots and rocks when digging post holes. This would be fine in virgin ground (no major roots or rocks), but with the 17lb digger makes a no brainer.
I wish I'd bought these years ago, it would have saved me loads of time and hard work.