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    Chile Head, FLYERS FAN

    Jan 2005
    Sunbury, PA
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    What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    Just curious as to what digging tools you use. Also, any one have success building their own? Other than the common garden trowel that does not work well in roots, I'm looking for a tool that will last and work in roots for primarily coin shooting.

    Thanks much,

    Hal

  2. #2

    Aug 2005
    Idaho
    546

    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    Lesche works very well with roots

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    Jan 2006
    Houston, TX
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    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    Depends on where I'm hunting. For the woods and places where big holes aren't a problem, I use a 40" Lesche Ground Shark (3.25" x 12" blade) or a Lesche Model 76 Digging Knife for shallow targets. For grass I use a no-name tool I got a long time ago...it works great. For the beach I use a full-size sand scoop.

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  4. #4

    Mar 2005
    Merrill,Wi.
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    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    I use a Lesche 76 digging tool for coinshooting and shallow relics.It has a serrated edge to cut through roots.It will definitely get the job done. And oh yea...It's American made!

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    Still a Treasure Hunting Fool!

    Mar 2006
    Oxford Hills of Maine
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    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    I use a garden trowel but it is an OXO brand one that I picked up at Lowes. It has serated edges that are good for cutting smaller roots. I wouldnt use it on anything more than 1/2 diamiter though. For the $10 it has been WAY worth it.
    Good Luck & Happy Hunting

    Hills Hunter

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    monty

    Jan 2005
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    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    A "Gator" tool , a heavy stainless steel flat pointed type tool, a plastic scoop, and a pruning pliars. The Gator is almost identical to the Lesche tool and works well as an all around digging tool. The stainless steel one I use when I just want to pull out small plugs. I use the plastic scoop at the beach because my detector will read right through the plastickand I can tell when a target is in the scoop. The pruning shears are small and a life saver when I encounter roots. Just a snip, snip and I keep on digging. For heavy stuff I have a long handled sand scoop by Zeke and a couple of odd shap short handled shovels, one round face and the other a long faced narrow onel I have used a WWII Mauser Bayonet in a pinch.
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

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    Mar 2005
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    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    i have a lesche predator trowel that i am happy with. it is strong enough to give you some prying power to pry up a plug, and it has a serrated edge to saw through roots. it has been all i have needed so far.
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  8. #8
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    Chile Head, FLYERS FAN

    Jan 2005
    Sunbury, PA
    DFX 300, Classic ID
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    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    Lesche seems to be the choice so far. Prices?

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    Apr 2005
    land of the free-taxed to death
    Whites
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    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    Hi all, I mainly use a Wilcox allpro No. 52 stainless trowel.So far it has outlasted any generic garden trowel by miles!!!!! I picked up a small generic shovel for relic hunting in the woods and I just made a coin probe yesterday(but haven't been out yet to try it!!!)
    HH
    Greg
    Whites Matrix M6-QXT Pro

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    Jan 2006
    Houston, TX
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    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    They are kind of pricey...I would Google "Lesche" and see what the different detector shops are selling them for. There is a company that makes the Lesche diggers, but a guy named Lesche also makes the Lesche Predator diggers. I think Lesche started the company, then moved on and created a new brand...kind of confusing.

    HH!
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  11. #11
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
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    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    The Gator tool is almost identical to the Lesche and has a lifetime warranty, will break after prying about a thousand times. Shop around for the Lesche as it is on sale sometimes at a reasonable price. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

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    Jul 2004
    Indy
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    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    I thought this was a pretty enteresting question myself.
    Here's link to the post I made awhile back: http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,23363.0.html
    Good luck, & Happy hunting~

  13. #13
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    Chile Head, FLYERS FAN

    Jan 2005
    Sunbury, PA
    DFX 300, Classic ID
    1,073
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    great post Leon!!

    Thanks all for the replies!!

    Gator or Lesche

    I'm a big guy and am worried about snapping the Gator. Anyone have issues with Lesche?

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    Still a Treasure Hunting Fool!

    Mar 2006
    Oxford Hills of Maine
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    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by eathabs
    great post Leon!!

    Thanks all for the replies!!

    Gator or Lesche

    I'm a big guy and am worried about snapping the Gator. Anyone have issues with Lesche?
    I'm telling you all to save your money and go to Lowes and pick up an OXO brand garden trowell. It WILL NOT bend, WILL NOT break, and it works just as good as the $40 to $50 models. AND IT IS ONLY TEN BUCKS! It has serated edges for cutting too!
    Good Luck & Happy Hunting

    Hills Hunter

  15. #15

    Jul 2004
    texas
    11

    Re: What digging tool(s) do you use and why?

    i"m using a weed wacker from home depot - works great as a probe and able to go thru small roots - 2.98 - it seems pretty strong- but we will see how long it last.

 

 
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