"Wanted to dig a few holes for concrete fence post for my son. Hired a post hole borer to do the bulk of the job but wanted something for the tree roots. Good job I bought this product as the borer not up to the job as there was too much stone. The Roughneck was brilliant, couldn't have done the job without it. Even chopped bolts off old concrete posts. An essential piece of kit for any fencer or landscaper. Only downside I thought it was a bit pricey. Knock a tenner off and its a bargain."
"This tool will save you hours of work. Like a crowbar but with a thick, sharp blade at one end. Cuts through roots and breaks up hard soil and even concrete. Really good piece of kit.. does at it is meant to. Made of tough material and would highly recommend to anyone. A really good weight and length. The striking pad on its top is great for sledge-hammer assistance as the hole deepens further. Used it recently and was impressed you won't be disappointed if you buy one of these."
"Saw this whilst browsing having numerous post holes to sink. This is a weighty item, started using the chisel point to dig down breaking up any hard soil or stones which it performed excellently allowing one of my posts to be sunk right next to my drive through the hardcore. The other end has a tamping end which allowed me to pack the holes around the post letting me correct the post for vertical. Very simple but very effective tool."
"Been looking to get one of these for some time, don't know why I left it so long. great tool good size and strong, just look out for sharp bits in the paint finish as I ripped a pair of gloves, easy sorted with a file then the perfect tool, you will regret many things but not this just get one and save time on any heavy digging job."
"I was dreading digging 2ft holes for my garden fence posts but to be fair having started using this tool the job seems pretty manageable.
It took me around an hour to dig the first hole (it was mostly shale rock after the first foot down). With more experience I reckon I'll get a similar hole down to around 45 minutes with a bit of a sweat on.
Although I did feel the aches and pains the following day that is more down to my sheer lack of fitness. Part digging tool, part fitness equipment. I should be much stronger by the time I've finished the job.
Rest day today, I'm planning an hours "workout" tomorrow and strangely looking forward to it."
"This is the 2nd I've bought. The first was light-fingered away despite its weight! It will cut through any soil or tree-root & its length means no stooping until the hole is more than 2 ft deep. The striking pad on its top is great for sledge-hammer assistance as the hole deepens further."
"Bought this to remove 4 tree stumps at side of the house it is simply perfect slices through roots with ease and length of bar allows plent of leverage should've bought one years ago go and buy one you will not be sorry"
"I actually thought this was going to be an expensive and clumsy waste of space when I got it, but I now have to agree with other reviewers. The weight of the tool helps enormously in driving the blade down into the post-hole, the size and sharpness of the blade makes for easy precision cutting, and the length of the handle not only means you can use it standing up, but you've got excellent leverage when you want to prise something stubborn out of the hole."
"Ive always hated and shied away from putting fenceposts in. That was until I bought this item. Its brilliant and works a treat. I even managed to smash through concrete foundations from an old brick wall. One of the best things I've ever bought.
Just try not to get overly keen and drop it on your foot. It hurts!"
"Digging post holes will never be the same again! This goes through practically everything with ease, and makes digging deep holes for posts almost a pleasure. The weight and quality is excellent - why didn't I get one before?"
"Great for post digging, root removing and breaking up difficult surfaces (short of drilling!) Perhaps could do with a bit more weight (whilst I can still lift it). Very pleased with this robust product which is definitely fit for purpose."
"After struggling with removing roots and stumps to erect a fence I purchased this and the roughneck mattock. Wish I'd done it before. Two great tools which sped up the job significantly. Worth every penny so money well spent. Sharp blade, weight and shaft length/strength make chopping out roots and stumps and breaking up hard ground easy."