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Old 08-11-2014, 05:36 PM  
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Default Shovel VS post hole digger?

Is a PHD really better? I think it is only not to disturb the grass?



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You get a better shaped hole with the digger, using a shouvle you will have a lot bigger hole and reversed bell shape.



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What are you digging?

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If you have a lot of large-ish rocks the PHD can be a little frustrating.

(you can get a PHD from the college of hard-knocks)

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If you are planting fence posts, the digger will save how much concrete you will buy, It is tricky to dig a hole with a shovel if you are getting close to 2 ft deep. Either way you will likely need a 5ft digging bar too.

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rent a power auger, you'll be happy you did. My post hole digging days are long gone, only augers from now on.

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rent a power auger, you'll be happy you did. My post hole digging days are long gone, only augers from now on.
YES... What he said....so much faster and easier, and you can rent one with a bobcat if you dont have a machine.
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Nah, a machine would be more troubs than it would be worth. I have about 15 x 4ft deep holes to dig, the 'new fence.'
The neighbors had their own survey now, once again confirmed, so it is a tactical fence to over take new lands. It involves concrete breakage, precision shed di-sections. It is better to do in sections i figure. So about 5 holes a day and set the concrete footer. 5 holes dug a day will keep the doctor away.

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Dig a hole and then say nah

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At least pick a nice, cool day to start.



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