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Looking For a Trowel, look here + Holders

Post by Steve_T » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:18 pm

Digging Trowels, there’s a lot to choose from and from various makers stocked by Metal Detecting shops up and down the country, online selling sites or even here on MDF in the shop, if ones not close there’s always free postage or postage at a nominal cost. I thought I would do a roundup of trowels available from various sources. (Prices may vary)

Some shops won’t stock all the makes they only carry or hold what they can for various reasons, the ones listed in this can be obtained at prices at this time of March 2018
You may be able to strike a deal, get discount, its rude not to ask, if they want your return business for other items this might work in your favour, it’s worth a try.

There are other alternatives, ordinary gardening trowels, if you want a trowel for metal detecting and you want it to last, go for the proper metal detecting trowel and what you want not based on cost but choose the right one now and it will last a lifetime.

What they look like and how they feel in your hand may be totally different, my suggestion is go and try one in the shop, or when detecting at a rally, ask someone to try their trowel to see how it handles, people won’t mind and they will give an honest opinion on how it performs. I went to a shop and tried one and I had to change my mind on the one I thought was my preference, glad I did as I am more than happy with my choice

Some manage well with whatever they choose to use as an alternative or don’t use at all, that’s personal choice so I will not recommend or promote any make or type.

You can get most of them from the MDF shop right here, check it out
https://www.metaldetectingauction.com/c ... owels/1925

There are LONG handled versions of most makes, Google and you will find, I have added some

If anyone else has or knows of others not listed post it here and I will add it to the list.

EDIT...Some seasoned member also use A Screwdriver, Small Builders Trowel or another suggestion, Plastic trowel (can use with pinpointer and less likely to damage find)

Thanks for the input all useful ............Edit ::g

1, Evolution Extreme Blade SS £26.90
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2, NT Evolution Blade SS (no teeth) £26.90
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3, Short Handled Evolution SS £26.90
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4, Short Handled Evolution SS (With teeth) 26.90
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5, Mild Steel Dagger Trowel Black Ada £8.99
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6, Mild Steel Stingray Black Ada £19.99
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7, Stainless Steel Dagger Black Ada £19.50
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8, Stainless Steel Ripper Trowel Black Ada £20.49
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9, Mild Steel ripper Trowel Black Ada £10.49
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10, Stingray Stainless steel Trowel Black Ada £32.49
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11, Lesche Digging Tool & Sod Cutter + Holster £23.96 ????
Edit…..The Lesche Digging tool and Sod Cutter can be purchased in the US Walmart for around £27.00 it's Moly Chrome Steel, postage is arm and a leg so if you go to the states or know someone who is get it that way…..Edit
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12, Garrett Edge Digger + Holster £34.95
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13, Wilcox Sod Cutter 11” Digging Trowel £17.00
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14, Wilcox 100 10” Digging Trowel £15.00
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15, Quest Diamond digger Stainless Steel + Holster £27.95
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16, Joan Allen Mosquito Deluxe Tool + Holster £26.95
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17, Saxon Multi knife Stainless steel £6.69 (OK its a garden trowel)
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18, Holster will fit most digging trowels £8.50
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19, Quest Leg Holster for trowel and pinpointer most trowels fit £24.95

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20, Builders Trowel, inexpensive under £10
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21, Plastic Trowel, inexpensive couple of £'s upwards

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22, Evolution Shark Long Handle Saw-Tooth Trowel SS £33.95
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23, Evolution Shark Long Handle Trowel SS £32.95
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24, Invader II Long Handle Trowel Black Ada SS £39.99
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25, Invader Black Ada Long Handle Trowel Mild Steel £24.00
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26, ToughBuilt Large Pliers Pouch + Belt Clip, will fit Evolution Extreme and many others and possibly Pinpointer £15.95
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:28 pm

Wow great guide Steve! Thank you ::g
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Post by Steve_T » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:33 pm

only an hour and half start to finish, not all outlets have them in one place so i thought i would round them up in one place and easier to make an initial choice

(still working on the assignment OG ;)

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Post by Phil2401 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:50 pm

Useful post, Steve :) I bought a couple of the Saxon garden knives from Homebase (they were actually on offer at £3 until recently) - they say you get what you pay for, but it works well and hasn't broken yet. Now I need a holster - costs more than the trowel...

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Post by chip » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:43 pm

Do you know where I can get a lesche in the UK.
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Post by Steve_T » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:01 pm

chip wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Do you know where I can get a lesche in the UK.
You could try the bay of fleas if you know what I mean

Or it may be a tricky one, if one can be located, I think they are an Amercan made item??? And imported

Seen some crazy prices too, do you know any one in the USA or anyone going there

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Post by thefiggis » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:44 pm

Belter of a post, Steve. ::g
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Post by Fisher1266X » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:48 pm

Once the initial hole is dug with the spade we use these trowels to excavate the hole further and are great at gently winkling out objects within the clod or walls/bottom of the hole.

Here's a link to a similar trowel we use costing £1.95 :
https://goo.gl/gD1ZsU

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Post by Steve_T » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:05 pm

Fisher1266X wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Once the initial hole is dug with the spade we use these trowels to excavate the hole further and are great at gently winkling out objects within the clod or walls/bottom of the hole.

Here's a link to a similar trowel we use costing £1.95 :
https://goo.gl/gD1ZsU

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Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:40 pm

I have a Garrett Edge Digger, and another stainless trowel, but use them only occasionally.

Mostly, having dug the initial hole, my weapon of choice is an ABS plastic trowel (at a cost of £3 or thereabouts), which has the advantage of being able to grub around with that and use the pinpointer at the same time.

The ABS trowel also does less harm if you accidentally hit your target ::g

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Post by Rhumours » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:50 am

chip wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Do you know where I can get a lesche in the UK.
George Lesche of Predator tools make them ... they do ship to the UK. The price quoted on the post doesn't reflect the price you would pay unfortunately.

https://predatortools.glopal.com/en-GB/ ... aign=en_US

£40.00 will get you one on his site ... but it won't end there

You will be charged for international postage
International handling fee

And then it's on its way to you .... yay ....

But .... a few days later .... you discover they use DHL .... and when it gets to the handling offices of DHL .... DHL will text you with a message to state that you have a parcel coming .... and that it has incurred import duty ... £28.00 .... and until that's paid it won't be going any further.

I bought a Piranha 35 for $58.00 end of summer deal about a month ago but they have gone up. And that for what you get is a steal. Literally a steal. Cause it's .... AWSUM. .. breaking it down tho ...

Spade £68.00
Footpads (saves your boots), £14.50
Shipping £11.59
Total and it was on its way £94.00 and change

Then DHL strike .... so it was cheap for a well made shovel and it literally goes through clay like air .... footpads were my choice you can leave them off ... but the DHL bit .... pffff and then he moaned about having to come all this way and no one was ever hardly in when he had to come here. No wonder ... you get a map of your delivery window ... the window is all day.
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Post by Steve_T » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:01 am

Rhumours wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:50 am
chip wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Do you know where I can get a lesche in the UK.
George Lesche of Predator tools make them ... they do ship to the UK. The price quoted on the post doesn't reflect the price you would pay unfortunately.

https://predatortools.glopal.com/en-GB/ ... aign=en_US

£40.00 will get you one on his site ... but it won't end there

You will be charged for international postage
International handling fee
I have already updated / edited the Lesche detail to reflect this issue, I spoke to my Sister who lives in the USA and they can be got in Walmart for around £27.00, when she comes over I may get her to bring a couple.

If a person has their mind set on a product, price does not come into it, its personal choice and there is lots to choose from, from the very simple cheap products to the most expensive

Its only a guide and prices will change for all items, I did put a disclaimer in (Prices may vary) ::g

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Post by john Colin » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:44 am

The best Evolution Extreme blade holster, ticks all the boxes.

https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Tou ... iers-Pouch
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Post by THE MOLE » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:50 am

now thats a handy looking strong pouch for a pinpointer and trowel ::g

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Post by tcawood » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:08 am

Great roundup!

Personally, use the Black Ada (No 5), but the rubber handle has come away at the top through use (design flaw!) so was looking for a new one.
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Post by Junior » Sat May 12, 2018 6:57 pm

Cheers no19 is now on wish list , mine keep going around finds belt

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Post by sweepstick47 » Sun May 13, 2018 9:05 am

A very useful guide Steve, thanks for your time and effort to in producing it! ::g Regards ss47
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Post by Ladybird66 » Sun May 13, 2018 9:25 am

Good post Steve. You could well have saved me some money on No.17. I’ve seen it advertised somewhere else at £20.00 free post ! And was tempted to but it thinking it was a good price !
Even if I but the Saxon and John Collins holster it’ll only be a few bob more.
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Post by Oldman2 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:02 pm

Having just bought a Fiskers planters fibreglass trowel for £6.50 I walked into Homebase today and see they are selling Saxon garden hand transplanter which looks pretty much the same for just £1.85.
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Post by Saki » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:37 pm

Fantastic post Steve. Well done and Thank you for that ::g
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Post by jarrett » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:03 pm

Good guide but i would be dubious about asking someone to bring one across from the point of view of airport security and it could be used as a weapon if carried on but then again do they scan hold luggage?

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