Tools and Stuff forum: What is this tool called?

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fishinbim
Sep 22, 2017 10:40 AM CST
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Bought this hand tool about 30 years ago and loved it. I would like to buy another but can't find one.
Thanks for the help!

Amy

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Sep 22, 2017 11:15 AM CST
It looks like a pick shovel combo.

Northern tool has one that is not quite the same...

http://www.northerntool.com/sh...
Name: Mac
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McCannon
Sep 22, 2017 11:25 AM CST
It resembles an army issue shovel, except it doesn't fold.
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Nov 6, 2017 11:55 PM CST
It's a mattock. Weeding Hoe. A weeding version of a pick axe. I love this tool.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Dec 6, 2017 1:54 PM CST
lauriebasler said:It's a mattock. Weeding Hoe. A weeding version of a pick axe. I love this tool.


Thanks.
I have worked with one for decades, boss always called it a grub hoe which is a bit different.
Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Dec 6, 2017 1:59 PM CST
They come in all sizes and weights. I have owned several over the past decades. They have so many uses.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Dec 6, 2017 2:23 PM CST
I agree with Frank, it is not a mattock, but looks like an old version of a shovel pick combo tool.
http://www.thefirestore.com/st...
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Dec 6, 2017 5:11 PM CST
Seedfork said:I agree with Frank, it is not a mattock, but looks like an old version of a shovel pick combo tool.

A real shovel-pick combo can be used as a genuine shovel, that is just a cheaper mattock.

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Dec 6, 2017 5:27 PM CST
But a mattock does not have a slender handle and it has a very heavy(pick, adze or axe head), not a shovel type head. Maybe it's a cheaper shovel pick combo?
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Dec 6, 2017 6:23 PM CST
Here is the current available version most like the thread starter.

https://www.easydigging.com/ha...

I have a mattock that must have been made with green wood as Ieft it out in the rain and now the handle is off-set by several inches to the left.
You just have to adjust your swing abit when using it
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Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Dec 7, 2017 4:37 AM CST
I think both names probably will get you in the near vicinity of where the tool is sold. Frank, I did not think about contradicting you, I apologize for that. Smiling

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