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  • PSA Lidl sorta trailbuilding spade… maybe?
  • Premier Icon scruffywelder
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    Could be kinda handy 🤔

    Lidl root cutting spade

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    They’ve also got a pretty good looking 12v reciprocating saw- I picked up a similar cheap Draper one and it’s been good for trail clearing and absolutely awesome for root removing. Seems to come with battery and charger, if so it’s very very cheap

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Ooooo I like the idea of that spade.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Leave the roots!

    Premier Icon argee
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    Would be better with a telescopic or collapsable handle to make it more compact, or one of the forestry rakehoe’s to have something a bit more useful for trailbuilding/maintaining

    Premier Icon scruff
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    No, we need root installing equipment.

    Premier Icon st
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    N’ah, for a non-folding compact shovel for strapping to a pack I’d recommend these
    https://www.screwfix.com/p/roughneck-round-point-micro-shovel-27/53829

    And for a full size option these (when they’re in stock)
    https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Professional-Steel-Trenching-Post-Shovel—1000mm/p/167428

    Premier Icon goby
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    Ditton for the SCrewfix non folding shovel, great bit of kit.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Our daughter has dug quite a lot of local trails over the years. Main tools have been a trenching hoe cost £15 from ebay, an old miners pick that we have had for years and a folding saw from Lidl. just bought her a rechargable branch cutter from Lidl.

    Premier Icon TheBrick
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    Leave the roots

    +1 you can destabilise and or kill plants or trees cutting out roots.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Another vote for leaving roots intact, it also adds to the fun.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Sometimes they’ve just got to go. That shovel won’t cut anything but the little ones anyway- the ones that make it a pain to dig but that aren’t much use in a trail.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    N’ah, for a non-folding compact shovel for strapping to a pack I’d recommend these

    Turns out, at 6’6″, my favoirte way to dig a hole is on my knees with a kids-size shovel. Marvelous things.

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