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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.
Average Customer Rating:
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27 of 27(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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Amazing hole digger!
21 Aug 2014
By Stumpy12
, Saltash
"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?"
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Fab
18 Aug 2014
By Eeyore15
, Hampshire
"Really good piece of kit.. does at it is meant to. Made of tough material and would highly recommend to anyone. Reasonably priced too"
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Pricey but good
8 Aug 2014
By Properjobman
, Leeds
"This seemed a lot to pay for a lump of steel but it made short work of chopping through bush roots and breaking up concrete/rock when digging post holes. It should last forever."
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Really useful tool
1 Jul 2014
By Jazzle46
, near London
"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."
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Tool fit for purpose
30 Jun 2014
By Tanglefree
, Lincolnshire
"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."
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Must have tool for post holes
22 Jun 2014
By BigH99
, Hants
"I purchased this along with the roughneck fibreglass posthole digger. An excellent combination which makes light work of roots and rocks when digging post holes."
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Amazing tool
22 Jun 2014
By Jollybusman
, Derby
"Just dug 6 holes in about 20 minutes with this product and a spade. Easy as anything. Just like paying someone to do it for you. If you think it may be a bit expensive, I'd say its worth every penny. Makes a boring job as easy and as quick as you wouldn't imagine."
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Excellent tool
10 Jun 2014
By Bob1950
, Gloucestershire
"Like a crowbar but with a thick, sharp blade at one end, this will break through roots with ease. I've just used it to remove the two end plants of a large established hedge and it sliced through the tough roots with hardly any effort. I'm about to dig a deep trench for the footings to a low wall I'm building near another hedge and this will be ideal. Keep it sharp to ensure good performance. Some kind of protective cover for the blade end during storage would be a good addition, but I'm very pleased with this tool. Screwfix click-and-collect ordering was a breeze as usual."
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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!"
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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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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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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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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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