I will beat this concrete ground

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I will beat this concrete ground

Post by rex123 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:38 pm

before and after, 10 mins with cutter and grinder on a £4.99 border spade.
Yes I know it's wider one side, that's because I'm left footed and need the width to get my size 11s on



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Re: I will beat this concrete ground

Post by rex123 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:47 pm

rex123 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:38 pm
before and after, 10 mins with cutter and grinder on a £4.99 border spade.
Yes I know it's wider one side, that's because I'm left footed and need the width to get my size 11s on
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Re: I will beat this concrete ground

Post by meadowman » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:12 pm

Looks good ::g

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Re: I will beat this concrete ground

Post by Easylife » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:26 pm

Good job, I'd round off the bottom corners to make it a bit more pointy. ::g :D
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Re: I will beat this concrete ground

Post by cantona1 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:32 pm

I agree with Easy, I did mine and my son in laws, rounded to a slight point, the difference is incredible, once you get it started you can kind of see saw it into the soil, wouldn't be without it ::g

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Re: I will beat this concrete ground

Post by rex123 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:47 pm

Rounded off it is then, or maybe a shallow point.

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Re: I will beat this concrete ground

Post by Ladybird66 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:47 pm

Good job but I have to agree with above u;@

Hubby did mine (to my specifications of course) mine is shield shaped at the bottom. Believe me it’ll cut through anything. He had to shorten the handle as well so I went the whole hog and bought one of those ergonomic handles.
Wait till you try it in some dried up pasture, I bet you’ll get home and get the grinder on the go. Have to admit, it’s not really beach friendly though.

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Re: I will beat this concrete ground

Post by Digiffys » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:23 pm

Yep id take the corners of also but dont go too pointy as that will become springy and will loose lose strength at the point ::g
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Re: I will beat this concrete ground

Post by fred » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:17 pm

That looks like cast steel. If so it is a bit thicker and may snap relatively easily compared with stainless steel. Best of luck anyway and the rain will eventually sort out the hard ground. ::g
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Re: I will beat this concrete ground

Post by pengles » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:56 pm

I also ground down my border spade last year to get into the hard ground, but despite having small 'boot lips' on the top edge i still managed to wreck my right boot sole by trying to get the spade into the rock hard ground, so came up with this solution. I fashioned a thick strip of aluminium to sit on top of the boot lips therefore making a flat platform to push down onto and drilled and bolted it onto the lips. Works a treat.
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Re: I will beat this concrete ground

Post by FUBAR » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:18 am

Nice bit of kit.

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