When it comes to post hole digging, get Hank’s advice on power augers, hand held augers and more.
Maintain effective fences with the help of a good post hole digger.
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Attachments like this Worksaver auger pay off in the long run when setting posts routinely.
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A post hole digger can be utilized for more than just setting fence posts. Use them for digging holes to plant trees or set frames for an outdoor structure.
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A power auger attachment for your loader allows placing fence posts in tough locations.
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For smaller jobs, tools like a clamshell shovel, hand held auger, manual auger or even a hand-held post driver will get the job done. The key is to backfill slowly, and possibly incorporate concrete into the mix.
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Nowadays, several machine-mounted post drivers make light work of a tough chore. Tightly compacted dirt around the post ensures a snug fit.