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Old 06-29-2020, 12:53 PM
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Default New White's Digmaster

I'm in equipment aquisition phase. We all go through it I suppose? I chose the White's Digmaster over other offerings for a couple of reasons. Price was certainly a consideration. It wasn't the cheapest, but it also wasn't the most expensive. IMHO, I think I got value for my money. There are also certain features I like. For example, the oversize handle and the large hand shield. The 'shield' can be used for additional leverage when making the initial plunge-cut into tough ground. I also like that it has serrated teeth on both sides of the blade and it appears to be anodized? Or, at least there's some kind of coating. The supplied sheath seems to be well-made. It has two reinforcing rivits at the mouth of the sheath. Earlier versions didn't and this became a failure point. To be honest, the sheath was not a big selling point. Overall, I think it will serve me well in my adventures.

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Old 06-29-2020, 05:37 PM
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The Digmaster is a great choice, Super strong and sharp, cuts right through small roots with ease. I think you'll be happy with it.

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Old 06-29-2020, 05:40 PM
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I didn't realize White's was going under. That's sad, I hate to see American companies go, especially when they've been around so long. I am glad to see they're still supporting their loyal customers by referring repair issues to an active shop. Shows integrity. I guess I have a 'collectible', now? That may be, but the best way I can honor White's is to put this great tool to work.

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Old 06-29-2020, 06:41 PM
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Good luck finding one. Since Whites announcement theyíre digging tools and accessories are getting increasingly harder to find.

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Old 06-29-2020, 09:16 PM
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NickelPlate...I guess it's a good thing mine was delivered today, huh? LOL!

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Old 06-30-2020, 11:30 AM
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NickelPlate...I guess it's a good thing mine was delivered today, huh? LOL!

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Yeah for sure!

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Old 06-30-2020, 12:59 PM
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I love mine. The sheath i got with it sucks but I recently got the pack mule pouch with one built in. Enjoy!


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Old 06-30-2020, 07:56 PM
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NickelPlate...I guess it's a good thing mine was delivered today, huh? LOL!

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Got mine today too! Appears well made and receives positive reviews. Looking forward to giving it a go.


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Old 07-01-2020, 08:51 AM
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Just as a side note, Treasure Outfitters in Harrisburg PA will be closing shop at the end of July. They are/were the White's dealer/distributor for the east coast they told me yesterday. They have been at that location on Derry Street for over 20 years. They can order other detectors for you but White's was where the money was to keep the business going. I did not see many accessories there but if you live not far away you might want to check in to see if they have some accessories there. They still have a lot of White detectors there so I would think a deal may be had on those. Pretty soon I think all the "brick and mortar" stores will be gone save for a stray few.
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I love mine. The sheath i got with it sucks but I recently got the pack mule pouch with one built in. Enjoy!


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I love my White's Digmaster too, but my sheath has started to come apart already. Hoping I might be able to locate a leather one for my belt that could work with it.

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Old 07-02-2020, 01:26 AM
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Itís my favorite of all diggers I have ever used in 50 years of detecting. If you treat it right it will last forever.
As far as the sheets it needs some tricking.
I mix up some Devcon two part Grey epoxy with a tooth pic.
I coat about and inch from the river inward on both sides and about the same on the edge from the rivet across in the front cover on both sides.
This stops the sharp serrated egged from shredded.
I also on my Digger pouch and scoop pouch I work a whole threw then and threw the belt and use a zip tie so they stay in their place on the belt. They donít move.

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Old 07-02-2020, 06:00 AM
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I'm very happy with the digmaster. It seems strange to me that a top quality tool comes with such a cheap flimsy sheath. It has lasted 3 years without any rips or tears, so maybe it's not as cheap as it looks.

The wife has taken mine over for gardening. I watched her prying up big flagstone type stepping stones that had been down for years, jamming it between them and pushing and pulling with all her might, at one time she was pushing with both legs and her back to the porch. I was going to tell her to be careful or she'd break it, but decided to see how much it could take. Not a sign of damage. She can't break it and I'm not sure if could. It's some tough steel. I have a flappy wheel sandpaper drill thing that does an excellent job of sharpening lawn mower blades,it cleaned it up a little but nothing I would consider sharpening. They aren't all that sharp to begin with, but I think in my rocky soil that's probably best.
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:56 PM
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Scooterjim...I guess I'm of the opinion, if White's had to skimp somewhere, IMHO, the sheath is a good place.

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