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My New Plastic Digger Tool Invisible To Pinpointer

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I wish you all the best with your new digging tool. I too have something like what you have that was given to me . I found it works okay if the ground is not rock hard but when it gets too that it just don’t cut it.

The Best

Chuck

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I didn't expect it to actually dig. I just want to scoop up loose dirt and pass it over the pinpointer, But I'm impressed with the strength of it. And for less than $3 shipped 2nd day FedEX, it's quite a bargain. If it can also dig--That will be a bonus. We'll see, if the good weather lasts 'til I have time to test it.

I think it will also come in handy when the grandchildren want to help me dig. Much safer for them to use.

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On what you said it would be the safe thing to have with kids around. I too know kids will stick their hand in a hole before you know it.

I’ve seen some ground if it’s not wet a little you need a jack hammer 

I been hunting coins and before I knew it I had a flock of kids around me. To keep maybe a get kid from getting his hand cut I’d just pickup and leave.

Take care

Chuck

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I have one that I use on the beach in dry, loose sand.  I only use it in fields and dirt AFTER cutting a proper plug that requires a sharp metal digger. Plastic just won't cut a replaceable plug very well.

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There is nothing like a Lesche

 

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Looks very similar to the Minelab one that came with my Gold Monster, I don't use it, I prefer the other deeper sort of plastic scoop

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They cost $9.50 here but I guess they'd be about $5 in USA :smile:

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Unfortunately, you can't scoop up much dirt out of a small hole with a pointed trowel....

That blue one will do better.

But, I haven't found anything that that does better than your hand in a small hole.

Most holes I dig in parks are 3"-4" inches in diameter at most.  Out in the woods.... no limit!

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I have (and have done) all of the above.  When I coin hunt I actually have four diggers on my belt.  Lesche, 1 in wide aluminum garden spade ("made in England"), plastic (pointed) garden spade similar to what MD-is-fun is showing, and a plastic gold scoop like Phrunt shows.  In my parks (which aren't restricted like some) I start with the Lesche.   If I'm in roots (don't want to damage any root of size greater than 1/8 in = 3 mm diameter) I use the 1" in wide.  Otherwise I clear the hole with one of the plastic units.

A lot depends on the soil and conditions.  How wet/dry, how much clay vs. loam, etc.

I know many (most?) coin hunters like to scoop out the loose soil and even feel in the hole with their hands.  The smart ones use gloves.  :biggrin:  I don't like wearing gloves except in cold conditions (mid 40's F = mid single digits C) and then I use heavy gloves just for weather protection.  I dig quite a bit of broken glass and occasionally sharp metal.  Using a tool/scoop has kept me from ever drawing blood.

As with most things MD'ing, it's what you prefer/like/get used to.  There is no "one size fits all".

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