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#284610 - 05/23/17 05:01 PM Re: What Do You Dig? (with) [Re: quick_joey_small]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
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They do not use machetes because machetes are a poor tool for forest work in our latitudes. They use axes or tools like that one:
http://www.stihl.de/STIHL-Produkte/Zubeh...zer-Gertel.aspx
The tool has a smaller edge angle than machetes and is used to cut bundles of brushwood.
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#284611 - 05/23/17 05:33 PM Re: What Do You Dig? (with) [Re: hikermor]
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
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Loc: Channeled Scablands
Machetes work fine in temperate forests. It is mostly just custom. The hook on that tool probably is better for some types of cutting, sort of a cross between a sickle and a machete.

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#284612 - 05/23/17 05:56 PM Re: What Do You Dig? (with) [Re: Russ]
gonewiththewind Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
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Originally Posted By: Russ


That said, the thread is about digging and I've yet to find a 15 round pistol that's useful for digging a hole in the ground bigger than .45". YMMV


I tried to dig a hole with my Glock, it didn't do very well, lol. I did once dig a hole with an AT-4, but it wasn't very big, and it was very expensive.

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#284616 - 05/24/17 04:04 PM Re: What Do You Dig? (with) [Re: hikermor]
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> I've yet to find a 15 round pistol that's useful for digging a > hole in the ground

you aren't thinking laterally enough! :-)

https://youtu.be/l1711jiiRtM

qjs

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#284617 - 05/24/17 05:17 PM Re: What Do You Dig? (with) [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Thatīs nice. In "The wages of fear" featuring Yves Montand the guy with the shovel wins. The scene is a little grafic and not family friendly so Iīll refrain from posting a link.
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