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    Yet another shovel RIP

    My 4th one Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevGA View Post
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    Which shovel is that Truth? To have it break at that point is really a weird deal,and with what looks like minimal stress distortion on the rest of the shovel and handle. I’d trim the bad part off both pieces and stick a stainless rod into both of them...then fry it all back together. That is, unless it’s under warranty!
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    Is your name really “Bam Bam”?
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    Been there...Dug that

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    Geeeeez, Truth!!! 😱
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    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ....... Garrett Pro Pointer…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro
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    Went through that Myself

    Switched to Wilcox (Red Handle) Diggers

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Wilc...iw=819&bih=481

    No more Broken Diggers.

    Of course I don't use Trench Diggers

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    the 13" Weeder, Not a Kellyco Item that I'm Aware, But Indestructible & Great in Hard Clay.

    And

    Kellyco 22x3" Long Handled Trowel
    If you were to buy one of These :

    Lay it Sideways, Hammer the Scoop into a U Shape

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    It will outlast You

    if you don't reinforce it by Reshaping, The Scoop will Eventually Bend Back,
    if your Like me & Forget yourself and Use it to Pry Roots & Rocks.

    You shouldn't bend the Shaft.






    https://www.kellycodetectors.com/cat...iABEgI6pPD_BwE
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Feb 02, 2019 at 08:41 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDXMonster View Post
    Which shovel is that Truth? To have it break at that point is really a weird deal,and with what looks like minimal stress distortion on the rest of the shovel and handle. I’d trim the bad part off both pieces and stick a stainless rod into both of them...then fry it all back together. That is, unless it’s under warranty!
    It under warranty. It’s the parana and I think it’s made cheap or I’m just a beast. I’m going to send her back and let them know that I want there Supermax (thick steal)
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    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Is your name really “Bam Bam”?
    I truly feel the shovels are they cheap the outer shell steel is very thin
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogre1190 View Post
    Geeeeez, Truth!!!
    It’s truly unbelievable
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
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    20512 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    Went through that Myself

    Switched to Wilcox (Red Handle) Diggers

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Wilc...iw=819&bih=481

    No more Broken Diggers.

    Of course I don't use Trench Diggers


    Kellyco 22x3" Long Handled Trowel


    https://www.kellycodetectors.com/cat...iABEgI6pPD_BwE
    So you don’t use a shovel Jeff?
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Feb 02, 2019 at 08:44 PM.
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    Dec 2003
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth1253 View Post
    So you don’t use a shovel Jeff?
    Re-Edited My Post above, But Never a Large Shovel.

    Sorry I Hit Edit on your Post in Err
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    Hardcore Truth! I thought the handles were more robust than that..
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    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

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    Dennis

    Sep 2018
    Conshohocken PA
    Whites Coinmaster 6000 Garrett Ace 400 BH Tracker 4 Vulcan 360 AT Pro Garrett Pro Pinpointer
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    Dam bro you be rough on that gear the Gravedigger shovels look pretty rugged

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    Bob

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
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    Stop hittin’ the gym brother, yer a little too burley for your own good. I have a NX5 (I think) I got from metal detectors.com, anyway, super heavy duty but my first time out with it, I bent it prying up a root, couldn’t believe it.
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    “I was a kid once, but I wasn’t very good at it”

 

 
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