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Easiest way to dig fence pole holes?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by purpleroad, 30 Dec 2017.

  1. purpleroad

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    When I did a long fence recently it was a nightmare, was supposed to go 2 feet down for each post but there was concrete in places and thick soil never made it that deep. We used a spade and heavy mental pole to make the holes. Is there a machine or something which can dig these holes and make the job easier?
     
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    auger [hand or motored]or post hole digger
     
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    Get someone else to dig them.
     
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    I do them occasionally for jobs. Those petrol ones wouldn't get through rock or roots according to the reviews
     
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    An auger is useless for roots or large stones. A draining spade and a heavy bar or fencers graft are the best tools. A post hole digger is useful for scooping out the loose stuff at the bottom but is not in itself really a digging tool. I just go feral and scoop it out with my hands.
     
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