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TheFenTiger wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:10 am I had a look in Lidl yesterday. They are really heavy and a lot taller than I am used to. But then I use a roughneck mini digger so pretty much anything is going to be bigger and heavier!
There was a discussion on Facebook on this the other day and the general view was the same as yours - too long and too heavy :thumbsup:
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Pete E wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:05 am Look forward to hearing what you think of it, as I am fairly tempted myself....
Me too.
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Oxgirl wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:35 am There was a discussion on Facebook on this the other day and the general view was the same as yours - too long and too heavy :thumbsup:
Last time they were in stock I thought that too. But see a spade and you just have to consider it for detecting! :lol:
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Metalurgy wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:06 pm Me too.
My current spade blade is 24cm long x 14cm wide but longer and a bit wider would be better for me, this one is supposed to be 27cm long x 15cm wide so some improvement. I would have preferred the blade to be about 32cm long but it's a compromise of what is actually available without a too skinny tapering blade, weight, and also at a sensible price. It looks a good strong bit of kit though and some places sell the same spade cheaper but under different brand names. It should arrive about the weekend so I'll add the full specs and my thoughts of it. :thumbsup:
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Any spade will do the job but some are just better suited and nicer to use. :D
I once detected a snapped spade but have never broken one, okay well there was that poxy folding metal one that destroyed itself on first use! :?
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Easylife wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:45 pm I'd be worse off with that, it's the same size as my current spade except the treads on that one would catch! I guess it would be okay for shallow targets though! :D
Must be looking at the wrong one, the square one has boot protector lips.

And people probably need to learn its a spade for digging not a pry bar. ;)
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jcmaloney wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:13 pm People probably need to learn its a spade for digging not a pry bar. ;)
Mine is dual purpose but know it's limitations. :D
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Easylife wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:15 pm
I decided to get the Cauldwell poachers spade but the one with the 15cm straight blade.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caldwells-As ... 635-2958-0
Many of the poachers, rabbiting, planting spades can have quite narrow tapering blades with outwards treads, the above being the exception. It should be just the job for me. :thumbsup:
A parcel arrived today.
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I wonder what could it be? :Thinking: :D
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Easylife wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:13 pm
A parcel arrived today.
I wonder what could it be? :Thinking: :D
Canoe paddle? :lol:
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Pete E wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:54 pm Canoe paddle? :lol:
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Sorry, both wrong, it was a spade! :lol:
I'll do a review of it. :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:13 pm A parcel arrived today.
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I wonder what could it be? :Thinking: :D
So come on you've had plenty of time to unwrap it and have a bit of a drool...What's your first impression? Do you think the treads will be big enough? Also can you confirm the weight?
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Easylife wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:53 pm Sorry, both wrong, it was a spade! :lol:
I'll do a review of it. :thumbsup:
I like people who call a spade a spade! :lol:
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Pete E wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:53 pm So come on you've had plenty of time to unwrap it and have a bit of a drool...What's your first impression? Do you think the treads will be big enough? Also can you confirm the weight?
I'm pleased with it, it is just what I wanted so will suit me very well. You could easily use it as a crowbar it is that strong and is the reason for it's 2.3kg weight. I really do like the tread design which will be just fine with my boots. The blade is just a nice size for those deep targets on my pasture. I'll do a review of it with full specs and pics.
I used it today to dig up a hammy that I had buried at 8" deep in my garden, I thought that would be a good first introduction for it! :D :thumbsup:
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