Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   Myers Depot Metal Detectors
List all sponsors

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

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-23-2021, 05:51 PM
pescadore's Avatar
pescadore pescadore is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schertz, TX
Posts: 6,950
Default Whites Groundhawg Shovel

Anyone here have good luck with this shovel? I have heard some horror stories and read other reviews praising them? Wanted some opinions from users. Thanks

__________________
Nokta Simplex + WHP and Pulsedive Pinpointer
Oldest US coin 1853 Seated Liberty Quarter
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
www.youtube.com/user/pescadoremetaldetect

Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 04-23-2021, 07:25 PM
cellrdwellr's Avatar
cellrdwellr cellrdwellr is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Dirt Cellar, MA
Posts: 15,996
Default

I had mine bend in half within the first few hunts. Whites replaced it very quickly, but that wouldnt be an option now that they are out of business. I've tried almost all of the T-handled shovels, predator seems the strongest IMO.

__________________
☆ 2021 LET'S GO RED SOX!
☆W-27~IH-6~Coppas-5~Tokens-0☆
☆Silva-24~Ster-8~Gold-1
☆Oldest Coin FTY: Undated KG? ☆

Reply With Quote


  #3  
Old 04-23-2021, 07:38 PM
Metal detecto's Avatar
Metal detecto Metal detecto is online now
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Sunny state o' CA!
Posts: 938
Default

Originally Posted by pescadore View post
Anyone here have good luck with this shovel? I have heard some horror stories and read other reviews praising them? Wanted some opinions from users. Thanks
I say this: https://www.amazon.com/Radius-Garden.../dp/B07M863HY7

__________________
John 8:32

Equinox 800, Vanquish 440, Garrett Pro Pointer, Trex 9.5 Scoop
Tell the truth, and only of the truth.

Reply With Quote


  #4  
Old 04-23-2021, 10:11 PM
pescadore's Avatar
pescadore pescadore is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schertz, TX
Posts: 6,950
Default

Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
I had mine bend in half within the first few hunts. Whites replaced it very quickly, but that wouldnt be an option now that they are out of business. I've tried almost all of the T-handled shovels, predator seems the strongest IMO.

Did it bend with normal conditions like turf or was it more harsh conditions?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

__________________
Nokta Simplex + WHP and Pulsedive Pinpointer
Oldest US coin 1853 Seated Liberty Quarter
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
www.youtube.com/user/pescadoremetaldetect

Reply With Quote


  #5  
Old 04-23-2021, 10:48 PM
Martin_V3i's Avatar
Martin_V3i Martin_V3i is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North DFW, TX
Posts: 4,041
Default

Originally Posted by pescadore View post
Did it bend with normal conditions like turf or was it more harsh conditions?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
There's gotta be a story for bending any shovel in HALF.
Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
  #6  
Old 04-23-2021, 10:53 PM
pescadore's Avatar
pescadore pescadore is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schertz, TX
Posts: 6,950
Default

Originally Posted by Martin_V3i View post
There's gotta be a story for bending any shovel in HALF.


I have seen a couple of bad reviews saying the handle will bend and others that say they are extremely sturdy and strong.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

__________________
Nokta Simplex + WHP and Pulsedive Pinpointer
Oldest US coin 1853 Seated Liberty Quarter
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
www.youtube.com/user/pescadoremetaldetect

Reply With Quote


  #7  
Old 04-23-2021, 11:12 PM
pescadore's Avatar
pescadore pescadore is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schertz, TX
Posts: 6,950
Default

Originally Posted by Martin_V3i View post
There's gotta be a story for bending any shovel in HALF.


I remember Roy having to fortify his Lesche because he bent it so I guess it is possible.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

__________________
Nokta Simplex + WHP and Pulsedive Pinpointer
Oldest US coin 1853 Seated Liberty Quarter
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
www.youtube.com/user/pescadoremetaldetect

Reply With Quote


  #8  
Old 04-24-2021, 08:04 AM
cellrdwellr's Avatar
cellrdwellr cellrdwellr is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Dirt Cellar, MA
Posts: 15,996
Default

Originally Posted by pescadore View post
Did it bend with normal conditions like turf or was it more harsh conditions?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Originally Posted by Martin_V3i View post
There's gotta be a story for bending any shovel in HALF.
No special circumstances, I was digging a city park, went to flop the plug out and the shovel bent right in half. I was NOT prying on it either. Not sure if there was a defect in this particular shovel, but if It couldn't handle my parks, there's no way it could handle my wooded spots. Forum member bottlecapking was right next to me when it happened, so I got at least one witness IMO the handle is too long without some kind of support inside. If I remember correctly, the handle was completely hollow. It bent about 8-12" above the blade. When I push on my predator, you can sometimes feel the inner support tube. I hunt alot of woods, so I have been through my fair share of shovels, and like I said above, predator seems the strongest so far, IMHO. Your results may vary.

__________________
☆ 2021 LET'S GO RED SOX!
☆W-27~IH-6~Coppas-5~Tokens-0☆
☆Silva-24~Ster-8~Gold-1
☆Oldest Coin FTY: Undated KG? ☆

Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
  #9  
Old 04-24-2021, 10:59 AM
DiggingThePNW's Avatar
DiggingThePNW DiggingThePNW is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Glacier, WA
Posts: 574
Default

I have used my anaconda for three years now it has thousands of holes dug. I would recommend it

__________________
Equinox 800
XP MI-6 XP MI-4
Detect-Ed Red belly black shaft and cuff
Anaconda NX6 Gravedigger sidekick Clad 2021@140.23 Silvers@34 Gold@0 .925@3

Reply With Quote


  #10  
Old 04-24-2021, 11:27 AM
pescadore's Avatar
pescadore pescadore is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schertz, TX
Posts: 6,950
Default

I decided to give it a try after being assured that I could return it if it breaks within 30 days. Hopefully I will get one that doesn't break. I really like the length of the blade but may have to send it back if it doesn't work out. I have a Lesche groundshark but it doesn't cut neat plugs due to the shape of it. If the Whites shovel doesn't work out i guess I will pay the extra money for a Predator.

__________________
Nokta Simplex + WHP and Pulsedive Pinpointer
Oldest US coin 1853 Seated Liberty Quarter
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
www.youtube.com/user/pescadoremetaldetect

Reply With Quote


  #11  
Old 04-24-2021, 01:04 PM
Martin_V3i's Avatar
Martin_V3i Martin_V3i is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North DFW, TX
Posts: 4,041
Default

Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
No special circumstances, I was digging a city park, went to flop the plug out and the shovel bent right in half. I was NOT prying on it either. Not sure if there was a defect in this particular shovel, but if It couldn't handle my parks, there's no way it could handle my wooded spots. Forum member bottlecapking was right next to me when it happened, so I got at least one witness IMO the handle is too long without some kind of support inside. If I remember correctly, the handle was completely hollow. It bent about 8-12" above the blade. When I push on my predator, you can sometimes feel the inner support tube. I hunt alot of woods, so I have been through my fair share of shovels, and like I said above, predator seems the strongest so far, IMHO. Your results may vary.
Just by looking at the shovel on a search and hearing your comments, I can see what seems to be happening. The tube looks too thin for that blade profile. Blade is too wide and long. I'll be curious if Pescadore has success in his dirt. I assume south Texas still has clay like north Texas. I really couldn't go to a 36" shovel myself for my places I hunt. A hunt buddy of mine did own that shovel for several months though and didn't have the problem, or he never mentioned it.
Reply With Quote


  #12  
Old 05-06-2021, 03:04 PM
pescadore's Avatar
pescadore pescadore is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schertz, TX
Posts: 6,950
Default

I got the shovel and it worked great till my wife took it away from me to use in her garden. The good news is I ordered a Predator and it will be here Saturday !!

Sent from my LM-K920 using Tapatalk

__________________
Nokta Simplex + WHP and Pulsedive Pinpointer
Oldest US coin 1853 Seated Liberty Quarter
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
www.youtube.com/user/pescadoremetaldetect

Reply With Quote


  #13  
Old 05-07-2021, 10:06 AM
NickelPlate NickelPlate is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 294
Default

I have one and they are not as strong as you might think. It's an okay medium duty shovel but if you lean on it hard it will bend.

__________________
Detectors: Vanquish 540, ACE 400, Carrot Pro Pointer
Tools: Garrett Edge Digger, Whites Ground Hawg/Digmaster. Gravedigger Nemesis.

Revelation 21:4

Reply With Quote


  #14  
Old 05-07-2021, 10:17 AM
pryan67's Avatar
pryan67 pryan67 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 2,418
Default

Mine bent when trying to use it to dig an actual hole in my yard (not a plug). Not pleased, but it bent right back and still works for "basic" use.

__________________
Fisher F2, ACE 250, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT, Gator digger., PP-AT, AT-Pro, and a Nox 800

Reply With Quote


  #15  
Old 05-07-2021, 10:42 AM
Tpmetal Tpmetal is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 1,605
Default

trashed mine in a couple weeks.....left it hanging in a tree at an old cellar. predator tools is the only shovel I haven't broke.
Reply With Quote


  #16  
Old 05-07-2021, 10:45 AM
pescadore's Avatar
pescadore pescadore is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schertz, TX
Posts: 6,950
Default

I am glad I decided to get the Predator. It will be here tomorrow. My wife will put the Whites to good use in the yard.

Sent from my LM-K920 using Tapatalk

__________________
Nokta Simplex + WHP and Pulsedive Pinpointer
Oldest US coin 1853 Seated Liberty Quarter
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
www.youtube.com/user/pescadoremetaldetect

Reply With Quote


  #17  
Old 05-07-2021, 10:48 AM
NickelPlate NickelPlate is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 294
Default

Now the White's Dig Master hand shovel on OTH is awesome but I don't think you can get them anymore except on the used market.

__________________
Detectors: Vanquish 540, ACE 400, Carrot Pro Pointer
Tools: Garrett Edge Digger, Whites Ground Hawg/Digmaster. Gravedigger Nemesis.

Revelation 21:4

Reply With Quote


  #18  
Old 05-07-2021, 10:50 AM
Tpmetal Tpmetal is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 1,605
Default

Originally Posted by NickelPlate View post
Now the White's Dig Master hand shovel on OTH is awesome but I don't think you can get them anymore except on the used market.
I prefer my lesche hand digger. blade is thinner and cuts better and makes better plugs. gave away all my white hand diggers. too thick, stuff sticks to em too much and makes a mess, and not as comfy.
Reply With Quote


  #19  
Old 05-07-2021, 10:54 AM
pescadore's Avatar
pescadore pescadore is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schertz, TX
Posts: 6,950
Default

Originally Posted by NickelPlate View post
Now the White's Dig Master hand shovel on OTH is awesome but I don't think you can get them anymore except on the used market.
I have one that I never use because if I Don't fasten the handle it flops around too much. It is a good digger though. I usually use my Predator Raptor

Sent from my LM-K920 using Tapatalk

__________________
Nokta Simplex + WHP and Pulsedive Pinpointer
Oldest US coin 1853 Seated Liberty Quarter
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
www.youtube.com/user/pescadoremetaldetect

Reply With Quote


  #20  
Old 05-07-2021, 11:06 AM
pescadore's Avatar
pescadore pescadore is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schertz, TX
Posts: 6,950
Default

Originally Posted by Tpmetal View post
I prefer my lesche hand digger. blade is thinner and cuts better and makes better plugs. gave away all my white hand diggers. too thick, stuff sticks to em too much and makes a mess, and not as comfy.
I have a Lesche that I use when I don't use the Raptor. They are definitely a good digger. I have a Lesche ground shark shovel that had been tough as nails but because of its shape doesn't cut a clean plug

Sent from my LM-K920 using Tapatalk

__________________
Nokta Simplex + WHP and Pulsedive Pinpointer
Oldest US coin 1853 Seated Liberty Quarter
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
www.youtube.com/user/pescadoremetaldetect

Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.