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Spade Shaft Keeps Breaking?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Foresty Forest, 23 Apr 2021.

  1. Foresty Forest

    Foresty Forest

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    Every couple of years I break my spade shaft. I did oil this one when I first got it. I am a bit heavy with the digging etc. Is there a stronger replacement shaft. Fibreglass maybe?

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  3. bernardgreen

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    You need to eat less WeataBix
     
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  4. Burnerman

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    Try and buy an genuine hickory one?
    John :)
     
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  5. Nige F

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    Try and buy an old one from a bootsale etc - a genuine Spear and Jackson - not a sleer and jaclon from China :mrgreen:
     
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  6. conny

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    I had an 'unbreakable carbon fibre' one for about 3 years. Didn't use it a great deal and use it even less now that I have broken it. :(
     
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  8. Alec_t

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    Get a welder to knock up a new handle/shaft out of steel pipe.
     
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    Spear and Jackson do a "never bend" range you could try?
     
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    I managed to bend one of their garden forks ! Couldn't remember when/where I bought it, or I would have returned it for a refund.
     
  11. Ian H

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    I use a Bulldog yellow shafted one, best in the business, I call it Excalibur.
     
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