posthole digger


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Noun1.posthole digger - a shovel used to sink postholes
shovel - a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle
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Posthole digger, bund former, ridger, cagewheel, half cage wheel, cultivator
I cut the pipe into 1 -foot pieces, and I use my posthole digger to dig a hole about 5 inches deep, and then stand the pipe up in it.
Using a posthole digger or shovel, plant the base of the cut tree approximately two to three feet into the ground.
Use a posthole digger to dig a 6- to 8-inch-diameter hole that's 18 to 24 inches deep for the iron pipe sleeve that will support the cooking grate assembly.
In early 1943, Dad took a Model T rear end, a part of a car frame, a cut-down Gleaner combine auger, an IHC sliding PTO shaft - all of which he had on hand or got at the Mose Levy junkyard - up to Waggoner Welding in Washington (Dad did not have a welder) and got them welded into a posthole digger. He bolted that to the lift arms of his 9N Ford-Ferguson tractor to be able to raise and lower the auger.
People get awfully sore and tired trying to dig a hole with a posthole digger. To make it easier, break up the ground first using a 2- or 3-in.
In the absence of a natural pinch, you can cut a tree that offers licking branches and "plant" it with a posthole digger about 10 yards out into the open food source.
When it passed my father's inspection, we began, with the help of our posthole digger, to dig the actual well.
So all we need there is a small one-foot by one-foot hole that can be dug with a posthole digger. You drill up to that hole, hook up your product and pull it back with very minimal disruption."
This price includes either a surface-mount pedestal (mounts onto concrete using four Hilti[R] bolts) or a direct burial pedestal (that can be set using two bags of ready-mix concrete and a posthole digger).
TOOLS: circular saw, table saw (optional), saber saw, electric drill, 3/8- and 1-inch paddle-blade drill bits, electric sander, carpenter's square, framing square, rasp, hammer, posthole digger, shovel, level, stepladder
New Seminole County as-built plans show the location of each marker ball, and workers find that they can use a posthole digger to quickly reach the buried markers.