Chillington heavy duty Hoe

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greenhead

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Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« on: April 16, 2012, 11:12 »
Just purchased this with wooden handle can anybody on here offer advice on how to attach the hoe head to the wooden handle so that the hoe head does not work loose?

Thanks for any clues.

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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 11:22 »
Knock it on to the floor and then you can wet it or soak it, if you dont want to do that (it will probably work lose again when dry) buy a (dont know the name) but its like a wedge of steel, and you hammer it on to the top, and it will expand the wood, have a look at the top a a wooden hammer and you'll see what I mean, I put 3 screws in the neck of mine though!!


Knock it on to the floor

Sorry i will explain, put the head on it, turn it upside down so the head is on the floor with the tick part of the handle and literally just lift it and bang it on the floor (hard surface) do this a few times and it should work
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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 11:59 »
Thanks dopey113,  the wedge of steel sounds ideal, will try my local hardware shop its been there years so they may have one.  Found it a good tool until the head works loose.

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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 12:17 »
they are called hammer wedges and come in various sizes.
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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 14:44 »
I have one of these and the head has never come off.  I put it on myself by hand without any screws etc etc. Maybe it's not supposed to be too tight. What do the instructions say?

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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 15:59 »
They are good tools!

Out of interest, how long is the handle on yours? Mine seems a bit too short to get a good clomping,digging action going.

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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 16:31 »
The handle is 40" long and no instructions came with it!!  The handle is untreated, do I use boiled linseed oil? 

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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 16:33 »
Just purchased this with wooden handle can anybody on here offer advice on how to attach the hoe head to the wooden handle so that the hoe head does not work loose?

Thanks for any clues.

You don't need the head to be tight.  It will naturally tighten with use anyway, but because of the way you use it there is no need for it to be tight.

Having it loose also makes storage easier as you can take it apart and hang the head up on a hook.

I have a few different heads for mine, which I use with one handle.

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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 16:51 »
Good point Steve! and thanks.  I notice Chillington have different type of head, I assume all will fit the one handle.

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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 16:58 »
I think because its a hard wood, it doesn't easily "settle in" they look like there made of ash?

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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2012, 17:03 »
Correction - the handle is 45" long

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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2012, 17:38 »
I have the Heavy Duty Hoe, the Ridging Hoe, and the Canterbury Fork, all mine use the same handle.

The handle is actually made of Eucalyptus.

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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2012, 19:18 »
Correction - the handle is 45" long

That's about the same as mine Green.

I'd have thought linseed would be pretty good for it, but not totally necessary.

I've got a different version of hoe as well, which is a home made cross between a Chillington and an Azada, and the handle is at least 5' long, which I find easier to use, although my dad used the Chillington fine and he was taller than me.

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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 10:04 »
Just spoken to Chillington tools - there should have been instructions in the box!  Basically slide the head down the wooden handle till it stops then 'bang' the hoe end on a concrete surface several times to seat the hoe head,  Soak in a bucket of water for 2 hours to swell the wood around the hoe head. - simple

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Re: Chillington heavy duty Hoe
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 10:06 »
Just spoken to Chillington tools - there should have been instructions in the box!  Basically slide the head down the wooden handle till it stops then 'bang' the hoe end on a concrete surface several times to seat the hoe head,  Soak in a bucket of water for 2 hours to swell the wood around the hoe head. - simple

Same as a pick-axe Green!

Possibly, you'll have to wait to use it if the weather's as bad where you are though...;0)



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