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Old 02-21-2021, 07:46 PM
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Default Broke my rootslayer nomad shovel

I was just popping a plug like I always do and heard it crack. Been using this shovel for probably a year or more and really like the size and design. I値l probably end up getting another one.
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Old 02-21-2021, 08:35 PM
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Weld it up for a backup.

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Old 02-21-2021, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Bayoutalker View post
Weld it up for a backup.

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Totally right. Tip the nose back up where it should be so the cracks close and have it welded, cost ya 20$ or less.

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Old 02-21-2021, 09:46 PM
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My stainless steel sand scoop developed cracks after a number of years of hard work. took it to a local metal fabricator. He estimated $25.00 for the repair. He did a great job with the repair and charged me much less than what he estimated.
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:37 AM
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Send it to me, I値l fix it, I see you are in western nc, get it to me somehow and I値l fix it for you. I知 1 1/2 hour from Asheville
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next time buy predator tools, only one I have not broken yet
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Old 02-23-2021, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by beamwalker View post
Send it to me, I値l fix it, I see you are in western nc, get it to me somehow and I値l fix it for you. I知 1 1/2 hour from Asheville
Thank you for the offer, but a co-worker welded it for me. I値l probably still get a new one or save up for a predator raven.

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Old 02-23-2021, 07:13 PM
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Ya I broke mine too after about 2 1/2 years but only on one side..
buddy broke his too same place..

both were at about the same place as yours.. must be a weak spot..

BUT..

I bought a new one.. I LOVE the Nomad !!

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Originally Posted by NCtoad View post
I was just popping a plug like I always do and heard it crack. Been using this shovel for probably a year or more and really like the size and design. I値l probably end up getting another one.
If you are going to get a replacement, get something without the teeth and instead keep the sides fairly sharp with a file..

It will go into the ground much easier which is why the majority of garden/farm digging spades don't have such teeth...
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Originally Posted by SoOregonMd View post
Ya I broke mine too after about 2 1/2 years but only on one side..
buddy broke his too same place..

both were at about the same place as yours.. must be a weak spot..

BUT..

I bought a new one.. I LOVE the Nomad !!
I ended up getting a new one and it arrived Saturday. I really like it too.

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Originally Posted by Tpmetal View post
next time buy predator tools, only one I have not broken yet
+1 these are SOLID shovels!

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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
+1 these are SOLID shovels!
Yup, Only thing that stands up to my abusive treatment
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