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Jacob

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You can’t beat roughneck tools for heavy work
Image of Roughneck ROU11070 Gorilla V-Series Axe 0.6kg/1 ¼lbs
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Roughneck ROU11070 Gorilla V-Series Axe 0.6kg/1 ¼lbs
£22.90
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Roughneck Multi-Purpose Demolition Scraper 4" (562KF)
£31.99
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Also the root assassin shovel has a saw edge down both edges of the shovel . For some reason it seams to be out of stock in the uk but well worth searching for . It’s available in standard and mini sizes. It’s my go to for chopping through roots when digging holes for fence posts ..
 
Try Chillington Hoes, They make a variety of types. I was using a three pronged version yesterday to deal with a network of tree roots.

Edit A bit slow of the mark there. :giggle:
 
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You can’t beat roughneck tools for heavy work
Image of Roughneck ROU11070 Gorilla V-Series Axe 0.6kg/1 ¼lbs
https://www.googleadservices.com/pa...v3jrZyFAxWDV0EAHTNAC4AQwg8oAHoFCAQQnwE&adurl=
Roughneck ROU11070 Gorilla V-Series Axe 0.6kg/1 ¼lbs
£22.90
Amazon.co.uk
Free delivery
https://www.googleadservices.com/pa...v3jrZyFAxWDV0EAHTNAC4AQwg8oAHoFCAQQnwE&adurl=
Image of Roughneck Multi-Purpose Demolition Scraper 4 (562KF)
Roughneck Multi-Purpose Demolition Scraper 4" (562KF)
£31.99
Screwfix.com
(7)
Also the root assassin shovel has a saw edge down both edges of the shovel . For some reason it seams to be out of stock in the uk but well worth searching for . It’s available in standard and mini sizes. It’s my go to for chopping through roots when digging holes for fence posts ..
Thanks for that. Both look good - spoilt for choice now!
 
Buy a mattock Jacob and definitely like the one simon linked above with an axe style blade on the other end. A spike is useless and cutting it off unbalances the tool. They are heavy but as said that's part of the design and actually make them easier to use, you're not bashing with it just dropping it and the weight does the rest. You'll find they're also described as grubbers in the construction industry as they're the go to tool for grubbing out roots when digging founds.

I had half a dozen for the lads in my business and still have a couple, wouldn't be without one. Always bought Bulldog as well but mostly because that's what the merchants stocked.
 
I bought one of these https://www.screwfix.com/p/roughneck-round-head-long-handled-digging-shovel/243kh to clear out the stream that runs through our garden. It is very heavy and, with a judicial sharpening of the blade on the grindstone, it easily slices through roots including bullrush tubas under water and iris' in the banks. Also made quick work of smaller yew hedge roots when I had to dig a trench for the power cable to the workshop.
 
Another vote for Bellotta. And another vote for a grubbing mattock. I have both, though I hope not to need them anymore.
 
dont forget to check out the local gumtree/fb marketplace as these sorts of things often sell cheaply

ie this is an ad from the norwich fb marketplace

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/331854646109598/?ref=search&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp:b8e7c34d-4232-4f2d-aadc-844b330a6a3b&__tn__=!:D

edit again! dont know what part of derbyshire you are in but this seller is in alfreton and has a selection to choose from

https://www.facebook.com/marketplac...e7c34d-4232-4f2d-aadc-844b330a6a3b&__tn__=!:D
 
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