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17lb (7.7kg). Hardened and tempered, drop-forged alloy steel. Tamper head and chisel point. Polished tip.

17lb (7.7kg). Hardened and tempered, drop-forged alloy steel. Tamper head and chisel point. Polished tip.
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17 of 17(100%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Roughneck 17lb Post-Hole Digger
Review 1 for Roughneck 17lb Post-Hole Digger
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post hole digger
17 Mar 2014
By tonythemac
, lancashire
"this is a great tool , you will probaly only use it a limited number of times when digging post holes depending on the ground . it is worth having and you can lend it to your neighbours .Very glad i bought it and the only thing to make it better would be if it was cheaper ."
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Indispensable for deep holes
20 May 2013
By LeoF
, Wirral
"This works really well. Cuts through roots and breaks up hard soil. Excellent buy."
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Makes digging holes easy
17 May 2013
By Tezza
, South East England
"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."
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Roughneck Post Hole Digger
13 Apr 2013
By CamelotGardens
, East Sussex
"Excellent for making post holes! , also good for chopping tree roots off, 6ft long and 17lbs lets be careful of toes!"
Review 5 for Roughneck 17lb Post-Hole Digger
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Roughneck hole digger
27 Oct 2012
By rAndrew
, Bristol
"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."
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Review 6 for Roughneck 17lb Post-Hole Digger
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Heavy but worth it.
11 Jul 2012
By Skywalker100
, Essex
"Was not sure about buying this as i have other tools that i can use to dig, cut or lever. but boy does it it do a mean job at smashing concrete!"
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Review 7 for Roughneck 17lb Post-Hole Digger
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post hole digger
24 Jun 2012
By gerryalec
, Polmont, Falkirk
"Excellent tool for creating post holes. Little effort needed to drive into the ground. Cuts through roots and stones. Any big boulders can be easily levered out of the ground."
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Great tool
2 Jun 2012
By theoldengineer
, Rugby
"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."
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Review 9 for Roughneck 17lb Post-Hole Digger
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Simple & solid
26 May 2012
By GardenerAndDIY
, Buckinghamshire
"Enabled me to break through rubble and concrete to sink some concrete repair posts next to old fence posts without making the holes too wide. Simple and very effective - the weight really helps."
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very handy
10 May 2012
By shakyman
, alloa
"great tool,solid, simple, smashes its way through rocks, roots, rubble,couldnt dig holes without it!"
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Controlled destruction in one
17 Feb 2012
By wudi
, East Midlands
"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.
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Versatile product
21 Jan 2012
By AndyT8
, Sussex
"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.
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Post Hole Digger
13 Jun 2011
By gerrypm
, Renfrewshire
"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.
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Amazing tool!
4 May 2010
By DMInSco
, Edinburgh
"I saw one these diggers some years ago and never knew where to source them. Screwfix- you're amazing, yet again.
It does one thing and does it so well. This thing makes holes like a mole (if moles went straight down.) I made a 15cm hole, 50cm deep in about a minute. Brilliant.
It works so well, you have to avoid the tendency to make the top of the hole too big."
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Great tool
12 Feb 2014
By Ekkas
, Pontefract
"Fantastic tool for removing stubborn roots and making holes for posts.
I have managed to put a kink into the tool though and this is without jumping up and down on it but just using upper body strength.
Best stop eating spinach!!"
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Time saving tool
22 Jun 2011
By Earthman
, Hampshire
"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!"
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Very useful tool
1 Aug 2008
By LittleJim
, Waltham Abbey
"I used this tool to dig out the stubborn roots of a fir tree I had cut down, the job was completed very quickly without straining my back."
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