"Although I have a post hole digging tool (the one which grabs and lifts the dirt) I needed this to dig a gate post hole in a confined space. It made the digging fast and so much easier than trying to use a shovel.
I have also used it to dig holes for planting of shrubs and trees - both to dig the right size hole and mash up the base.
Its a bit pricey and there was a cheaper alternative but I was keen to have a tool which had a good quality of metal in the blade and the Roughneck brand has a decent reputation for quality stuff."
"Bought this when fencing the garden. Hit bedrock and old tree roots. Softened the rock with angle grinder then attacked it with roughneck, fantastic. Cut straight through old roots. Dealing with problems digging a 3ft hole proved challenging but my "persuader" more than proved it's worth. One of the most useful tools I've bought."
"For loosening any stubborn stones or cutting out roots whilst digging post holes there is no better tool. It is solid heavy with a good edge to the chisel, it makes squaring up post holes a doddle. Also very handy for levering heavy concrete posts about within the hole to get them just where you want them. The other end of the tool makes a good tamping head to compact soil at the bottom of the hole. I'm sure this tool is going to come in very useful in our overgrown garden in the future. Highly recommended."
"For anyone who wants to dig post holes this is the tool for you! It reduces the digging time to mere minutes. It is also excellent at removing/breaking old concrete lumps from old post installations."
"Great product - many years ago a friend made a similar tool by welding an axe head on the end of a length of bar, but this is ready made. Did a great job in very stoney soil at digging down 4ft to put in a water supply (with meter) for an agricultural trough. Cuts through roots with ease and sparks on the flints showing negligible wear afterwards. Heavy and robust, can use it like a crowbar too."
"I know I wouldn't use this very often, but when you do use it, you will see how useful it is. I wish I had one of these years ago. It carries such a great weight, which makes light work of everything."
"Very good tool, nice and heavy so it easily cuts through tree roots, gravelly soil etc. You can just ram it down by hand and are unlikey to need to wallop the top with a hammer. Will save you a lot of time and cuts a neat vertical square hole if you use it properly. Make sure you are wearing safety boots and use it with a post hole digger to pull out the soil, job's a good 'un!"