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    Lesche Digger ... Which Do You Use? The LH or RH Serrated Side Digger ???

    So I know they make a Lesche Digger in both LH and RH configurations with the difference being the serrated side of the blade being on one side or the other.

    They state the RH has the serrated side on the right of the blade if you are digging ......
    Amazon.com: Standard Lesche Digging Tool & Sod Cutter (Right Serrated Blade): Sports & Outdoors

    And the LH has the serrated side on the left side of the blade when digging......
    Lesche Digging Tool & Sod Cutter & Free Sheath! (Serrated on Left Side) - Home And Garden Products - Amazon.com

    Question is ...........

    Are you Right or Left handed and which side of the blade do you prefer to be serrated?

    I read more about the RH and more have bought that model based on say Amazon reviews ... but I got some info from Wayne at Metaldetectorstuff.com stating "most right handed people prefer to have serrations on the left side so that they are digging clockwise (towards them). Serrations on the right side require a counter clockwise motion to dig using the serrations (away from you). Now if you are left handed, most prefer the RH model. "

    So I want to make sure I get the one that will be for a right handed digger as I for some reason have seen the opposite most of the time in pics etc. and would think the even being right handed the serrated on the right would be better no? Mind you I haven;t dug a detecting whole with a hand digger in over 15 years so I am not sure exactly how my motion would be.

    Thanks for any info you can provide on these two options with the Lesche Diggers!

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    I have some observations pertaining to the Lesche.

    I had a Fiskars digger that I used for about a year. The serrations seemed to work, and I think that they were on both sides. In comparison to the Lesche, the Fiskars seemed to cut much better, but the Lesche is better because of the "offset" handle and guard.

    My Lesche is the right hand model where when you dig a clockwise hole, the serrations are on the opposite side. I think that for a clockwise hole, it would be best for the serrations to be on the same side for the cutting action, but my opinion is that the serrations really are not that good anyway (in comparison to the Fiskars) and I think that both sides of the Lesche would do much better slightly sharpened. I am right handed, and I would probably whether use a left-hand model in retrospect.

    The Fiskars would be a good digger if it had the same handle configuration as the Lesche and the handle was more solid as well because the rubber slips off over time. If it had these features, I would use it over the current model of the Lesche.
    Last edited by Pointman; Apr 15, 2014 at 07:07 PM.

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    R-H I also dig clock wise. The serrations become dull in no time but it is a secondary tool for me when relic hunting.
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    So what do Lesche digger users use?

    What handed are you and what side of the blade do you own that is serrated?

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    I'm right handed and I use the left handed Lesche. I cut plugs in both directions. Mostly one handed digs unless the dirt is crazy packed then i use the 'lip' on Lesche to really force it down.

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    I wish I had a digger to test to see how I would dig.

    When using these you plunge them into the ground and scoop .... when does the serrated blade play apart in cutting a plug?

    I'm trying to imagine how I would cut and turn the blade but I just can't imagine it.

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    KellyCo looks to only carry one version of the Lesche and it looks like the RH with serrated edge on right side of digger.

    http://www.kellycodetectors.com/acce...p?model=251-10

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconman515 View Post
    I wish I had a digger to test to see how I would dig.

    When using these you plunge them into the ground and scoop .... when does the serrated blade play apart in cutting a plug?

    I'm trying to imagine how I would cut and turn the blade but I just can't imagine it.
    I'm trying to completely understand what you are asking, so here goes....

    You don't actually plunge the Lesche into the ground and scoop; unless perhaps it is a really shallow target. Even on shallow targets (1" or less) the most I will do is cut approximately a 2" slit in the ground and then either pop the coin up with the tip of the Lesche or use a screwdriver to do so. Mostly, I use the Lesche to "saw cut" a hole in the ground approximately 3" in diameter and then pry up a plug, which is usually 4-6 inches deep. I only scoop with the Lesche in order to dig some of the dirt out of the hole in order to find the coin. This is where the pinpointer plays a part in help determining where to remove/scoop the dirt. Also, I am always careful to overshoot where I think the coin is. For example, if I think that I can remove the coin in a tablespoon of dirt, I will remove twice or four times that amount in order to negate scratching the coin.

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    I use the Jackson 7 in one digging tool and it is serrated on the right side of the blade and a sharpened left edge. I use my right hand to cut the plug starting at the 12 o'clock position and moving counter clock wise till the plug is fully cut. The serrated edge makes a big difference on the Jackson multi digger and is much faster as it cuts the grass or tree roots to release the plug.
    I swing my detector with my left arm and hold the digger in my right hand.

    Minas

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    You can simulate the plug cutting action with a hunting knife or serrated steak knife in your own yard. Take the knife and cut a square 6" on three sides. Face the blade in your right hand facing right and cut a plug in clockwise, then do one counter clockwise. Now turn the blade to the left, and repeat clockwise and counter clockwise. The sawing action helps to cut the grass roots and small tree roots. When you decide which one is easiest, pick the serrated edge that meets your needs.

    Rumor has it that the original designer, George Lesche SR, was left handed. After several years of making the diggers, a request was made to make them with left serrations, and those are called LH. We carry both models, but left serration outsell the right serration by a margin of 9 to 1.

    Wayne
    Last edited by Metal Detecting Stuff; Apr 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM.
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    Awesome idea Wayne ... thanks so much for that I'll give that a try!

    I thought it may be the opposite ... the 2 links I posted in the OP are for Amazon and RH has 145 reviews and the LH has 16 reviews .... this led me to believe the RH (right side serrated blade) was By Far the most popular as most reviews are from MD guys.

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    only cost me about $8 at my local hardware store. I cut my initially plug with the knife and then use the poly trowel when I get close to the target.

    Just a suggestion from a cheap %$#@!&*.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juice in the hole View Post
    This: <img src="http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=979321"/> + this: <img src="http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=979323"/> only cost me about $8 at my local hardware store. I cut my initially plug with the knife and then use the poly trowel when I get close to the target.

    Just a suggestion from a cheap %$#@!&*.
    Bingo
    Got my Fiskars at wallyworld for abt $8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minas man View Post
    I use the Jackson 7 in one digging tool and it is serrated on the right side of the blade and a sharpened left edge. I use my right hand to cut the plug starting at the 12 o'clock position and moving counter clock wise till the plug is fully cut. The serrated edge makes a big difference on the Jackson multi digger and is much faster as it cuts the grass or tree roots to release the plug.
    I swing my detector with my left arm and hold the digger in my right hand.

    Minas
    LOL. I have a friend who will use either hand for detecting. I am trying to teach myself to do this, because my right arm is constant wore out from overuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1357 View Post
    Bingo
    Got my Fiskars at wallyworld for abt $8.
    Get the trowel for .79 too! I use mine when I get close to the target or when I'm carefully extracting dirt from the hole, while simultaneously going over the trowel with my pinpointer.

    They're supposed to have a lifetime warranty and I broke one of my knives last week, so we'll see. I was doing some heavy duty prying and it snapped off where the handle meets the blade. Even if it didn't come with a lifetime warranty, they're so inexpensive that it's just a no brainer. I have two of their axes as well...good quality kit at a reasonable price.
    Last edited by Juice in the hole; Apr 16, 2014 at 08:55 PM.

 

 
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