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Old 10-31-2018, 01:34 PM
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Default Nothing Digs like a....Deere?

Okay, my last post on budget digging tools, probably. When I got into detecting three years ago, I spent my budget in a solid used MXT, so I had to kinda scrounge for heavy duty tools.

I heated a John Deere lawn mower blade over a camp stove, and used the anvil portion of a four inch bench vice to flatten one side out. Then I cut it with a cheap cutting wheel from the hardware store.

I think this cost me about $3 altogether, because I had to buy a sheet of plastic for a search, and the cutting wheel was like a buck or two. Plus I already had a can of Allis-Chalmers-ish orange paint.
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:00 PM
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A Frankendigger...pretty cool!

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Old 10-31-2018, 04:51 PM
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Thatís 1 mean looking digger


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Old 10-31-2018, 06:40 PM
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I like it, well done!

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Old 11-01-2018, 05:37 PM
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2 tools in 1...a digger and a personal protector. Don't have to worry about breaking that one and if the need arises it could become a Sling Blade!

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Old 11-01-2018, 09:12 PM
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For sure. I can't imagine it breaking.
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:20 PM
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American ingenuity at it's finest. Nicely done bud.

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Old 11-14-2018, 08:43 PM
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The J Deere folks around me would say you ruined your digger.
Why?
Cause you painted it orange.
They like green big time around here.
Dropping 6 digits on them there tractors.

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Old 11-15-2018, 08:15 PM
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I like it! That thing is sturdy.
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