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Detecnicks Budget Spade

Post by Pugwash117 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:06 pm

Has anyone tried the Detecnicks Budget Stainless Steel Spade?
https://www.detecnicks.co.uk/Budget_Spade.html

Seems like handle is half plastic, but not clear how far up the stainless metal shaft goes?

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Re: Detecnicks Budget Spade

Post by Easylife » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:36 pm

Pugwash117 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:06 pm
Has anyone tried the Detecnicks Budget Stainless Steel Spade?
https://www.detecnicks.co.uk/Budget_Spade.html

Seems like handle is half plastic, but not clear how far up the stainless metal shaft goes?
So 90cm long - 48cm plastic = 42cm Stainless steel, simples! There is a picture. :D ::g
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Re: Detecnicks Budget Spade

Post by Junior » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:19 am

Mate had one....wasn't impressed I believe it woz a draper one that had been attacked with a angle grinder and not very well at that...the roll pins on the top didn't look the best either.....might have been a bad one and the rest are fine though :D :-L Buy cheap buy twice rl;

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Re: Detecnicks Budget Spade

Post by Dom » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:43 am

One thing I can recommend, I got a roughneck micro spade, it has lasted 6 months and my permission is pretty harsh with lots of flint.
It's been quite stellar.
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Re: Detecnicks Budget Spade

Post by hi190 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:45 am

I have one of these for over a year now ,one of my permissions is very hard going masses of flint so it proved strong enough no problems. but remember its a spade not a wrecking bar.Also i would not store in direct sunlight as long term the handle would probably go brittle

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Re: Detecnicks Budget Spade

Post by ROCK HOPPER » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:13 am

I use a stainless steel border spade with a long shaft so I can leave a trail behind when detecting so I can see where I have been on the beach so I don't miss any areas.

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Re: Detecnicks Budget Spade

Post by Batman » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:05 pm

Just buy the evolution spade mate, ok £50 ish but you will NEVER break it and you will NEVER buy another. ::g

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Re: Detecnicks Budget Spade

Post by Pugwash117 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:56 pm

Thanks guys - I like the maxim "buy cheap buy twice" Junior, very true! And I got the sums too Easylife, just wondered how far up the 'ole in the plastic the stainless bit went!

I was a bit dubious about that spade, and will be staying a bit dubious.

I'm hanging off deciding for the mo, to see where my new detector takes me!
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Post by diggerdave1 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:59 pm

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Post by Pugwash117 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:04 pm

Apologies to MDF admin if I broke the rules in my last post by adding a Faceache link - I didn't realise that it was a keelhaulable sin to do so, until I went and read them!

I have absolutely no commercial interest in them, but just thought it interesting to point out there appears to be a new serious stainless digger on the market by NobleMDT that seems to give the Evolutions a run for their money, at what seems to be a comparable price. I merely mention the product, only in so far as anyone else ever mentions any other product. Is that not allowed?

It just seems that outside of the Black Ada and Evolutions, there is a right mish-mash of choices of "straighter-bladed" pointed spades out there. The BAs seem very curved blades, and the Detecnicks Budget one seemed a bit of a sawn-off cheapie stainless version, but a straighter blade. I like the look of the BA Sodbuster, but it still seems quite a curved blade. I've also been considering the black steel ones over the stainless, but saw the Detecnicks Budget one at around £25 as a possible compromise, that now I don't think I want to make.

The stainless NobleMDTs and Evolutions are now in the frame, and bearing in mind that I haven't yet got beyond detecting in our own (albeit old) garden, I's a' still learnin'!
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Re: Detecnicks Budget Spade

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:41 am

You can, of course, mention other makes and models but links to other social media sites aren’t allowed. If you’d like to know why please read the forum rules ::g
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