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SkipRat

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« on: May 09, 2007, 22:14 »
Took delivery of the two Azada,s I bought from "get digging", and used it today for the first time. Having not used one before I was perhaps a bit sceptical when I ordered them, but they are brilliant, I dug nearly three times as much with the azada, then I did using a spade. my lottie is pretty compacted and the azada made light work of it. Also it was less tiring to use then a spade. I can see me using this tool quite a bit.  :D  :D

Have a look here  http://www.get-digging.co.uk/
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007, 06:34 »
That's good news Skiprat.  I've got one on order.  Worzel still has some compacted soil to dig over.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 12:28 »
They're great for breaking up soil and levelling and scraping.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2007, 12:49 »
they are amazing tools - we would never have cleared the plot as quickly as we did without one :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2007, 13:21 »
Mine (or rather Worzel's) has just arrived.  Won't he be pleased  :lol:

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007, 00:26 »
It will be grand

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007, 13:43 »
Hi guys,

Which sizes have you got?
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2007, 20:10 »
Quote from: "Neil"
Hi guys,

Which sizes have you got?


Hi Neil, I bought the largest heavy duty jobby and also the light/medium one for lighter jobs. They are well worth the investment and could see it been my main tool. Yesterday I scraped all my paths clean and it made a grand job.   :D  :D

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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2007, 20:17 »
well if you guys like em so much i'm getting one
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2007, 22:30 »
I've got a medium one and it can cut through most things.

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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2007, 02:26 »
I made a couple of these last year, a big one for me, and a smaller one for "missus" (pictured)

Trouble is, I welded steel tube to the old cut-out spades, and they both finished up to heavy to use for more than a few minutes  :( !

So the only use they get now, is to hack at stubborn roots (brambles etc)......which they are very usefull for



The long handled spade/shovel, in the picture is a very handy implement for digging, beats a normal spade hands down!..........the point makes it enter the soil easily, and the long handle saves your back

These seem to be popular all over the world.........apart from this country, for some reason..........
I happended to spot some for sale at my local "Focus" store, and quicky parted with about £17.........well worth it
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2007, 06:57 »
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These seem to be popular all over the world.........apart from this country, for some reason..........


i think it's that stiff upper lip thing, you know, if it don't put you flat on your back for a couple of weeks of agony, then it's notREALwork :wink:
i'm working on wearing out long handled spade number two. like you,Baz, i can't understand why anyone would use a "normal" one.
as for the azada's, if i see one on my travels, i might very well get one, they are spoken very highly of, on here. :D

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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2007, 01:14 »
I'm with you on the shovel, Baz. I used to use one regularly but switched when I got a high quality stainless bladed spade on sale. Must say that my back is feeling the worst from using the shorter spade, so I"m back to using my long handled shovel until I can afford an azada. I just use the spade to edge beds and such.

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2007, 08:29 »
I have tried one of these shovels and there ok for loose stuff like a pile of soil or sand when your filling a barrow .I found it useless when trying to turn some ground over.you cant get a grip of the handle so for digging your plot i will stick to my D handle.

ps why is it all those grave diggers in the movies use them ?

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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2007, 10:13 »
Quote from: "shaun"
I have tried one of these shovels and there ok for loose stuff like a pile of soil or sand when your filling a barrow .I found it useless when trying to turn some ground over.you cant get a grip of the handle so for digging your plot i will stick to my D handle.

ps why is it all those grave diggers in the movies use them ?


so as to get a longer "throw" when 6ft down.



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