Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   Deteknix
List all sponsors

Go Back   Friendly Metal Detecting Forums > Detectors and Gear > Metal Detector Accessories

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 06-30-2011, 09:01 PM
Slugrusher Slugrusher is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 39
Default

Originally Posted by Silversmith45 View post
When did they start issuing Buckmasters? The only thing I ever saw by them was when they tried to replace the bayonet with that over sized hunk of metal.
Well, there were only 54 of them issued to the people in our unit. It was 1992 and we headed to Bahrain. Spent 9 months sweating our rears off, then came back home. The XO ordered them, academy guy, good guy, just no common sense. He saw it in a Cabellas catalog or something, thought it was a good idea. It stayed in my locker in Florida, never left the States. It's rediculously heavy and frankly we had NO use for them. Gerber multi-tool worked best for our needs.

And after some thought, there's no way I'd get rid of it or modify it. It's too cool. I may put it in one of the shadow boxes.
Reply With Quote


  #22  
Old 06-30-2011, 10:56 PM
Xaquin's Avatar
Xaquin Xaquin is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,446
Default

I just got an Ames True Temper for $10 =)

now to save up for a lol brand sheath hehe

__________________
Oldest Coin: 1678 Scottish Charles II 2 Pence Oldest Relic: 1702-1714 Queen Anne Lead Cloth Seal

Reply With Quote


  #23  
Old 06-30-2011, 11:11 PM
robby4570's Avatar
robby4570 robby4570 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Freeport, Panama City Beach, Santa Rosa Beach Florida
Posts: 4,567
Default

OK... Primary and back-up diggers, in order of acquisition... And yes, I HAVE used them all at some point. I have a new sand scooping tool on the way as well. Keep an eye open for the thread when it's mine!

Name:  7062-Softouch-R-Trowel_product_main.jpg
Views: 2634
Size:  8.8 KB

Name:  Big-Grip-Multi-purpose-Planting-Tool_product_main.jpg
Views: 2648
Size:  8.5 KB

Name:  PREDATOR tool.jpg
Views: 2943
Size:  29.2 KB

Name:  entrenching tool.jpg
Views: 2610
Size:  7.6 KB

Name:  2ScoopLrg B.jpg
Views: 2685
Size:  51.5 KB

Name:  WMF_soup_ladle.jpg
Views: 12509
Size:  10.5 KB
I don't have a pic of my ladle, but mine is all plastic and only cost a couple bucks

Name:  04092011f.jpg
Views: 2877
Size:  141.2 KB

__________________
Surf PI Pro, Sovereign Elite, and an E-Trac. Flying a Q303A drone for research use. My Blog is at: https://mtldtktr.wordpress.com/

Reply With Quote


  #24  
Old 06-30-2011, 11:40 PM
Gorgar's Avatar
Gorgar Gorgar is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 1,376
Default

Chicago, I just replaced my Lesche handle too because the plastic handle was slipping and uncomfortable. I used a foam handle like you did from my weed wacker and it works great. I tried all kinds of bicycle stores but they don't seem to carry the foam padded handle grips anymore. You just use a little dish soap and slip them on and they lock tight and very comfortable and rinse off well. They used to be very popular 20 years ago. I can only find them on the internet.

__________________
ATP. 2017 1724 Hibernia Farthing. 1780 Spanish Silver 1/2 Real

Reply With Quote


  #25  
Old 07-01-2011, 10:46 AM
Xaquin's Avatar
Xaquin Xaquin is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,446
Default

Originally Posted by Gorgar View post
Chicago, I just replaced my Lesche handle too because the plastic handle was slipping and uncomfortable. I used a foam handle like you did from my weed wacker and it works great. I tried all kinds of bicycle stores but they don't seem to carry the foam padded handle grips anymore. You just use a little dish soap and slip them on and they lock tight and very comfortable and rinse off well. They used to be very popular 20 years ago. I can only find them on the internet.
wrap that in electric tape and you won't get dirt all in it =)

__________________
Oldest Coin: 1678 Scottish Charles II 2 Pence Oldest Relic: 1702-1714 Queen Anne Lead Cloth Seal

Reply With Quote


  #26  
Old 07-01-2011, 03:58 PM
(Heavy)'s Avatar
(Heavy) (Heavy) is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: ChicagoLand
Posts: 1,863
Default

Originally Posted by Gorgar View post
Chicago, I just replaced my Lesche handle too because the plastic handle was slipping and uncomfortable. I used a foam handle like you did from my weed wacker and it works great. I tried all kinds of bicycle stores but they don't seem to carry the foam padded handle grips anymore. You just use a little dish soap and slip them on and they lock tight and very comfortable and rinse off well. They used to be very popular 20 years ago. I can only find them on the internet.
It sure makes a big difference and i like the Lesche a lot more these days. Keep an eye out for the foam found on those large ice scrappers and you can get even more control over the beasty with the bigger foam handle
Reply With Quote


  #27  
Old 07-01-2011, 11:20 PM
Silversmith45's Avatar
Silversmith45 Silversmith45 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 10,091
Default

[QUOTE=Gorgar;836007] I tried all kinds of bicycle stores but they don't seem to carry the foam padded handle grips anymore.QUOTE]

Try motorcycle shops. They have a good assortment of grips.

__________________
CZ-6 Original Silver Sabre Tek Delta Oldest coins 1855 French Dix Centimes 1871 IH 1877cc Seated Liberty Dime 1888 V Nickel

Reply With Quote


  #28  
Old 07-02-2011, 12:11 AM
chron's Avatar
chron chron is offline
Full Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 220
Default

Originally Posted by Slugrusher View post
Well, there were only 54 of them issued to the people in our unit. It was 1992 and we headed to Bahrain. Spent 9 months sweating our rears off, then came back home. The XO ordered them, academy guy, good guy, just no common sense. He saw it in a Cabellas catalog or something, thought it was a good idea. It stayed in my locker in Florida, never left the States. It's rediculously heavy and frankly we had NO use for them. Gerber multi-tool worked best for our needs.

And after some thought, there's no way I'd get rid of it or modify it. It's too cool. I may put it in one of the shadow boxes.
WOW!!!! DO NOT USE THAT AS A DIGGING TOOL!!! Those are worth crazy money!!!

For Example- http://cgi.ebay.com/BUCK-model-184-B...item3a67a47cf2

__________________
Garrett AT PRO / SiLvEr CoInS-6

Reply With Quote


  #29  
Old 07-02-2011, 12:18 AM
HarveyH48 HarveyH48 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,711
Default

Might also look into Home Depot, in the Air Conditioning isle. They have foam insulation that slips over the copper tubing running from the outdoors compressor. Holds up pretty good, cheap.
Reply With Quote


  #30  
Old 07-02-2011, 11:28 AM
(Heavy)'s Avatar
(Heavy) (Heavy) is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: ChicagoLand
Posts: 1,863
Default

Originally Posted by chron View post
WOW!!!! DO NOT USE THAT AS A DIGGING TOOL!!! Those are worth crazy money!!!

For Example- http://cgi.ebay.com/BUCK-model-184-B...item3a67a47cf2
don't worry he's not digging with that
Reply With Quote


  #31  
Old 07-02-2011, 11:47 AM
robby4570's Avatar
robby4570 robby4570 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Freeport, Panama City Beach, Santa Rosa Beach Florida
Posts: 4,567
Default The S.O.R.B.O.S. is here! (ok, I finished the prototype anyway)

Originally Posted by robby4570 View post
OK... Primary and back-up diggers, in order of acquisition... And yes, I HAVE used them all at some point. I have a new sand scooping tool on the way as well. Keep an eye open for the thread when it's mine!

Attachment 102486

Attachment 102487

Attachment 102488

Attachment 102489

Attachment 102490

Attachment 102494
I don't have a pic of my ladle, but mine is all plastic and only cost a couple bucks

Attachment 102493
Here it is, my Small Object Recovery Bend Over Scoop or SORBOS. Ok, OK... so I had to have a little fun here, it still works really sweet on those small post/stud earrings and tiny objects that fall through the 5/8" holes in my big scoop. I've shown it here with an antique beavertail for size reference and with one of the small things that fall right through my big scoop.
Attached Images
 

__________________
Surf PI Pro, Sovereign Elite, and an E-Trac. Flying a Q303A drone for research use. My Blog is at: https://mtldtktr.wordpress.com/

Reply With Quote


  #32  
Old 07-02-2011, 11:33 PM
Silversmith45's Avatar
Silversmith45 Silversmith45 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 10,091
Default

Here is a motorcycle grip from my motorcycling days. I've used it on my Tek 9000 hip mount for over twenty-five years. It is comfortable and has held up great. I don't know if it would work on a digger or if they even still make it. I'm sure they would have others that would work too.
Name:  grip.JPG
Views: 2825
Size:  158.6 KB

__________________
CZ-6 Original Silver Sabre Tek Delta Oldest coins 1855 French Dix Centimes 1871 IH 1877cc Seated Liberty Dime 1888 V Nickel

Reply With Quote


  #33  
Old 07-05-2011, 05:27 PM
DetectingGold DetectingGold is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Surrey, BC
Posts: 49
Default

Originally Posted by Lightningjack View post
Nice knife.....




hahaha nice diggers man, wanna send me one? HH

__________________
Garrett Ace 250, Hunting Knife, Fiskars Digging Tool, and Cen Tech Pin Pointer Started March 6, 2011 Rings: 2 Gold:1 Silver:1 Total $32.27

Reply With Quote


  #34  
Old 07-06-2011, 02:19 PM
Midasmulligan's Avatar
Midasmulligan Midasmulligan is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Balmer, Merlin
Posts: 43
Default Grips, grips and more grips...

These guys have about anything you might want other than the fancy fluid filled motorcycle styles.

http://www.componentforce.com/category/140/foam-grips

They carry a bunch of other kind'a off the wall stuff that's handy for modding.
Reply With Quote


  #35  
Old 07-06-2011, 05:11 PM
SVT N8's Avatar
SVT N8 SVT N8 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 40
Default

i got this for free when I ordered my F2 from kellyco...

http://www.kellycodetectors.com/acce...?model=64-5593

__________________
Fisher F2

Reply With Quote


  #36  
Old 07-06-2011, 05:30 PM
Beach Bum's Avatar
Beach Bum Beach Bum is online now
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Posts: 1,658
Default

Originally Posted by Slugrusher View post
Here's the answer to my digging tool. I was organizing some drawers in my office and came across this which was issued to me back in the military. It was never used. I think I'll blunt the tip and dull the blade a bit. Nice !!
Please tell me you are pulling my leg.....if not, let me give you $200 for it and you buy a plethora of digging tools!

__________________
ATPRO, BH 202, Discovery 2000, Garrett Pro Pointer

Reply With Quote


  #37  
Old 07-09-2011, 09:03 AM
Bobby Bridge Bobby Bridge is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 17
Default

This works great for me for starting plugs in tough sod and cutting through roots. I always have it with me on a belt loop.
Also great for tapping back down your plugs!

http://www.estwing.com/product.php?product_id=3200

__________________
Be safe out there folks.
Bob B

Reply With Quote


  #38  
Old 07-12-2011, 08:09 PM
twiprod001's Avatar
twiprod001 twiprod001 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Port St Lucie, Fl
Posts: 18
Default

Here's what I use. Walmart has Fiskars for $7.00 you can't beat it.
Attached Images
 

__________________
Searching Florida 10 inches at a time.

Reply With Quote


  #39  
Old 07-12-2011, 09:16 PM
rjjdog's Avatar
rjjdog rjjdog is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Posts: 493
Default

Originally Posted by twiprod001 View post
Here's what I use. Walmart has Fiskars for $7.00 you can't beat it.
I have a digger similar to yours but its a temper. I bought from Lowes on sale for 9.00. It works great.

__________________
Garrett AT PRO, Garrett AT Pin-pointer
Oldest find-1901 Indian Head Coin
https://m.facebook.com/fortwaynemetaldetecting/

Reply With Quote


  #40  
Old 07-15-2011, 02:55 AM
NWjOe NWjOe is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 17
Default

Originally Posted by twiprod001 View post
Here's what I use. Walmart has Fiskars for $7.00 you can't beat it.
I picked up the $7 Wal-Mart special tonight. Looks great but haven't used it yet. I hope it holds up. What are you doing for a sheath? Any idea where I can get one relatively cheap that will fit?
Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Digger Show demyansk1942 Family Friendly Topics 1 02-22-2013 08:14 PM
American Digger tv show kshollywood Family Friendly Topics 3 02-12-2013 05:07 PM
OMG-American Digger Show Surf Master Family Friendly Topics 35 02-05-2013 02:58 AM
Sigh, another Digger show MisterSilver Family Friendly Topics 33 01-05-2013 10:49 PM
Amercian digger tv show kshollywood General Hobby Discussion 26 06-13-2012 09:11 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.