Anybody had any experience with this cheapie digger?

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Anybody had any experience with this cheapie digger?

Post by Expat » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:19 pm

Has anybody ever tried one of these out? I bought one as a back up for my Diamond digger in case it breaks on me but at the equivalent of only 6 quid or so (I'm in NZ) I had to find out for myself. The brand is well known in the construction industry (I'm a brickie) for its robust tools. Anybody else ever used one?

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Re: Anybody had any experience with this cheapie digger?

Post by Fusion » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:47 pm

It appears to be unavailable in this country, it's very hard to find any mention of it at all, though I managed to find the part number: BDS7236, and an Amazon US listing:
https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-BDS7236- ... B075VDM8YP
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Re: Anybody had any experience with this cheapie digger?

Post by Steve_T » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:52 pm

That look the business, so if you have used it what do you think of it, is it robust enough?

The only issue I could see was the tip being troublesome not having a point

Looks a contender but don't believe they are available in the UK, could be wrong


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Re: Anybody had any experience with this cheapie digger?

Post by tcawood » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:56 pm

Looks like a decent tool, and Stanley are a reputable make... odd that they're not for sale here in the UK ;-(
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Re: Anybody had any experience with this cheapie digger?

Post by f8met » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:02 am

I bought a cheap one a few years ago (not this one) and it rusted. You cannot beat an Evolution. Well worth the money.
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Re: Anybody had any experience with this cheapie digger?

Post by Expat » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:27 am

f8met wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:02 am
I bought a cheap one a few years ago (not this one) and it rusted. You cannot beat an Evolution. Well worth the money.
I'm certainly not suggesting it can hold its own with the likes of a Lesche but at 6 odd quid I think it may make a good back up tool. I have only just bought mine and havent used it yet. I just wondered if others elsewhere had given it a go and what they thought. Over the next few weeks I will give it a serious work out. It would appear that they have only just been launched over here but because of their likeness to many other detecting trowels, the local hunting community has emptied the shelves, hoping to have stumbled upon a bargain buy.

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