Fibreglass handle shovel

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:54
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TradeTools Direct have these for $18 ATM. Bargain for a camping shovel. Being glass, the handle doesn't perish when left clamped to the roof racks.
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:07

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:07
John,
Mine has worn the coating of the handle from the weather, so have to wear gloves to use it or get hands full of fibre glass.
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:09

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:09
Bet it lasted longer than a wooden handle would have. My Cyclone's wooden handle suffers terribly when left in the weather.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:14

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:14
Regular applications of Linseed oil stops the timber handle weathering as quickly.

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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:22

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:22
Yeah it's been on the roof rack since 2004,Just need to find something to spray over fibre glass handle and it will be like new.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:22

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:22
Yep! I qiuck sand and a coat of Estapol and another couple of years of use.. Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:22

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:22
Kev

i'm wondering how your shovel would get worn out?

being a council one?



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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:27

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:27
Mark,
Leaning on the buggers puts a terrible bow in the handle.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:29

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:29
GEOFF

so thats how their shovel handles crack?

interesting,cheers.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:42

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:42
Mark,

It is used to get rid of stray Missans haha


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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 12:06

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 12:06
KEV

ya winch not up to the job eh?



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Reply By: Crackles - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 16:46

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 16:46
We've gone through alot of shovels at work over the years & have actually done away with both fibreglass & plastic prefering the Trojan post hole with wood handle for strength & longevity, often wearing the metal down before breaking a handle.
Still $18 is pretty cheap.
Cheers Craig......
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Reply By: slave - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 20:22

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 20:22
Don't seem to get jarring out of the old wooden handle, not like the fiberglass job & no one who has used fiberglas job wants it(for free)so you can have mine for free if you want to pick it up from sw vic
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Reply By: Member - Paul W (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 21:59

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 21:59
Yeh i just throw a coat of lacquer on mine about once a year,its now nearly 6 and still good.
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