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Old 09-13-2017, 07:53 PM
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Default inexpensive lesche style digger seems pretty tough

My wife broke her hori-hori style digger so I had to get her a new digger. I came across this on amazon and thought I would take a chance. I was actually surprised, it seems pretty well made. I have used it for a week and have no complaints. The sheath is a bit hokie but my lesche one has been held together with gorilla tape since it was 6 months old (2 years ago). If you are on a tight budget, this digger will work and it only costs 14 bucks shipped!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 09-14-2017, 07:51 AM
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Out of curiosity, why did you switch digger styles? Reason I'm asking, I recently bought a Hori-hori, but haven't used it yet.

The set (bottom of page) with the digger you bought...that pinpointer looks familiar Wonder what the quality is like. I can't believe how expensive PP's have become.

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Old 09-14-2017, 08:29 AM
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My wife broke her hori-hori style digger so I had to get her a new digger. I came across this on amazon and thought I would take a chance. I was actually surprised, it seems pretty well made. I have used it for a week and have no complaints. The sheath is a bit hokie but my lesche one has been held together with gorilla tape since it was 6 months old (2 years ago). If you are on a tight budget, this digger will work and it only costs 14 bucks shipped!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Is there any printing on the bottom of the blade??

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Old 09-14-2017, 12:10 PM
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I have one of those diggers, bought mine on ebay. Decent tool for the price.

Sharpening helped a lot, for cutting plugs ect.
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:38 AM
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Out of curiosity, why did you switch digger styles? Reason I'm asking, I recently bought a Hori-hori, but haven't used it yet.

The set (bottom of page) with the digger you bought...that pinpointer looks familiar Wonder what the quality is like. I can't believe how expensive PP's have become.
The hori hori was my first digger, it was cheap too. When I bought my lesche my wife used the hori. I always thought she would like a lesche style digger better so when the hori handle broke I figured I would get her this digger. As it turns out she loves the hori so I made a new handle for it. I didn't switch really but have used this digger on a few hunts.

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Old 09-15-2017, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by remmy View post
My wife broke her hori-hori style digger so I had to get her a new digger. I came across this on amazon and thought I would take a chance. I was actually surprised, it seems pretty well made. I have used it for a week and have no complaints. The sheath is a bit hokie but my lesche one has been held together with gorilla tape since it was 6 months old (2 years ago). If you are on a tight budget, this digger will work and it only costs 14 bucks shipped!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I bought the same one. Great digger for the money. No complaints yet and I've been using it exclusively for the past few months.

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Old 09-15-2017, 12:16 PM
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My wife broke her hori-hori style digger so I had to get her a new digger.
How do you break a Hori-Hori? i have used that style for over thirty years without any problems. I don't know how you could break one.

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Old 09-15-2017, 09:17 PM
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How do you break a Hori-Hori? i have used that style for over thirty years without any problems. I don't know how you could break one.
My wife left it lay at one of our permissions we go to often and it was run over by the Kubota mower, it ate the plastic handle. SHhhh, don't tell her I told you!

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My wife left it lay at one of our permissions we go to often and it was run over by the Kubota mower, it ate the plastic handle. SHhhh, don't tell her I told you!
All of mine have had wooden handles.

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Originally Posted by Silversmith45 View post
All of mine have had wooden handles.
I am still thinking Kubota could break a wooden handle just as easily as plastic handles.

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Old 09-17-2017, 11:43 AM
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I am still thinking Kubota could break a wooden handle just as easily as plastic handles.
It should be easily replaced.

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Originally Posted by Silversmith45 View post
It should be easily replaced.
The knife or the handle ?

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Old 09-17-2017, 06:26 PM
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Well I don't know about those type handles but I know one thing you don't leave your garden hoe lay in the garden and run over it with a 5 foot tiller. Any further questions just me and I will give you the lowdown.

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Old 09-18-2017, 11:35 AM
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The knife or the handle ?
I was talking about the handle. I doubt if you could hurt the blade. The whole digger isn't that expensive anyway. Do you have a picture of the damaged knife?

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