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Sparkyrog

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« on: March 10, 2015, 14:00 »
If like me you are on the tall side ,I found today that Lidles   have a new spade and fork set with handles about 8 inches longer than standard ! though I doubt they will handle real heavy work ,for £9.99 each they are worth a try  :)
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 18:41 »
I spotted those.  Very nicely priced for us in the 6 foot and over brigade
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 20:00 »
I have been digging out autumn raspberries with them all fine so far  :)

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 11:40 »
ooh good tip, will see if they still have any near me :)

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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015, 14:58 »

I'm a shorthouse, but I do like a long handle on a fork or spade, all to do with fulcums and levers.  But, trying to buy long handles for replacements is a beggar.

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 09:44 »
trying to buy long handles for replacements is a beggar.

Worth trying De Wit or Sneeboer?  Both websites pretty useless and either don't list the products with enough detail or not at all!! and neither list any spare handles so I reckon you'd have to contact them to ask.  But their spades come with all sorts of lengths of handles as well as D and T shaped ends so I expect they do sell replacement handles :...

http://www.dewit.eu/english-3.html
http://www.sneeboer.com/t/ToolFinder/-f14---

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 12:43 »
I buy 2 handles, one with a T bar end, one with a D end, then take the D end off and fit it to the end of the T bar handle, this usually gains me the length of the D handle (about 6").
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