Folding Shovels for Digging Hides

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    The issue Army ones have always served me well!
    Just take care of them and they should be ok.
     

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    You see that's the part that eludes me....

    How does one take care of a shovel....

    It is ground vs. shovel.... shovel should win... no???
     

    stefan73

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Harris51</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You see that's the part that eludes me....

    How does one take care of a shovel....

    It is ground vs. shovel.... shovel should win... no??? </div></div>

    Spray some WD-40 on the joints and thats it after cleaning off the mud and crap and make sure the screw's and bolts are tight.
    Other then that?

    I like to sharpen the edges (we also used them to cut grass, and yes it does work).
     

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    USGI E-Tool.

    Done lots of stuff I shouldn't have with it. That's usually the only time it breaks. I have never had a real issued E-tool break when digging. It was usually when I got stupid and tried to chop down trees or pound stuff with it.

    I still have a GI E-Tool (US made) that rides in the back of my truck.
     

    stefan73

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LoneWolfUSMC</div><div class="ubbcode-body">USGI E-Tool.

    Done lots of stuff I shouldn't have with it. That's usually the only time it breaks. I have never had a real issued E-tool break when digging. It was usually when I got stupid and tried to chop down trees or pound stuff with it.

    I still have a GI E-Tool (US made) that rides in the back of my truck. </div></div>Same here!
     

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    USGI E-Tool kicks ass.
    I chopped down a small tree with one when someone bet I couldn't. It was about a 6" tree; and it actually didn't take long at all.
     

    mildot326

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    Anyone have a source for the Glock E-tool or the USGI?
     

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    Hmm... they thought of everything for that little chinese shovel...
     

    Harris51

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    Nice Chinese job.... perhaps I'll give it a try.

    Chinese shovels vs AZ desert..... ding.... round one!
     

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    Love my Glock trenching shovel tool - comes with a saw in the handle as well. Hasn't broken on my yet but I haven't tried to deliberately break it either by abusing it.
     

    Harris51

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    I am really good to my gear, oiling, cleaning generally loving....

    But Shovels and I just don't seem to get along?
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deviant</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The Chinese got it right

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b60OZhrTB6o </div></div>
    Nice, but what's up with the John Wayne music. I'd be weary of buying one. There's a lot of Chinese knockoffs out there
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    i like my GI issue shovel..didnt know you were supposed to be able to cut down a tree with it...lol
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Dtarget</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deviant</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The Chinese got it right

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b60OZhrTB6o </div></div>

    Any idea where to get one of these? </div></div>

    This is much better:
    http://bennyhillifier.com/?id=b60OZhrTB6o

    I wonder how long it will take for counterfeit china-army shovels to appear on ebay...
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: m54dmb</div><div class="ubbcode-body">i like my GI issue shovel..didnt know you were supposed to be able to cut down a tree with it...lol </div></div>

    I've only cut down some soft pine and other small stuff. I would avoid big oak trees!
     

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    Just go down the the local home Depot, get you a standard full size D handled spade shovel. Seperate the spade from the handle, and cut it to what lenght will fix it your ruck. Run a dummy corded pull pin through the spade and handle. So you dont lose it at night! Work for years on the LRS Teams!
     

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    issued e-tool, dont abuse the hell outta the thing and it will last forever, and it comes with a carry case with molle straps
     

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    Personally I like the Cold Steel shovel. Very high quality and compact enough to pack around.
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: BERTMAN77MK2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">have used but not abused Glock shovel and it has served well thus far </div></div>

    I've got a Glock spade too (it's a big improvement on our old WWII surplus M43s). They're standard issue in our miltary here, and I've yet to hear any negative comments on them from anyone.
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JL</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Shovel comparsion here. Gerber (Fiskars) is NATO approved.

    http://www.equipped.com/devices25.htm </div></div>

    I really dislike This shovel. Litle bit of dirt whit too much force while deploying and da-daa malfunction. Gets rusty (doesnt bother me but while in service..)

    It doesnt take too much "force" to make that malfunction while deploying.By malfunction i mean that once its deployed you cant packit up again. There is some ways to clear that malfunction but those tricks just dont work 100%. More like 75% of the times.
     

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    My issue E-tool has served me well for years. Don't abuse it, though it does get used. Hunting camp, river canoe trips, general camping and hunting usage. Fire pits, some light tree/brush trimming, leveling tent sight, etc... Just my .02
    Eric
     

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    I've used a WWII folding shovel for 45+ years and it's still going strong. Haven't cut down any trees, but a lot of tree roots. Down side is it's a little heavy, but that makes it better to swing as a pick.

    Hard to find a real one now.
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Harris51</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Anyone found a small or collapsible shovel that they couldn't break in the first 10 minutes of use?</div></div>
    take a look at Sniper Bladeworks in a month or two when he releases his
     

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    I wonder if any chinese were injured durring the making of the video?
     

    Harris51

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    Yep, I live very close to the 17 and Carefree highway.

    Used to go up to prescott a lot for Gunsite... not much lately.

    I can hunt coyotes from my pool.... literally...

    And yes, pool water makes the suppressor more efficient.
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    Could have popped a c-dog this morning out of the truck with the glock. He crossed the road and stood 15 feet from the road and looked at me. I came to a complete stop opended the window. Man they are used to people up very brave. I have had them not even be bothered by our dogs barking at them through the fence they just lay there and wait for the next meal.
     

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    Thing about that chi-com shovel is most everything it can do a good leatherman type tool can do better. I didnt even see a corkscrew or screwdrivers on the dam thing.
     

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    I have both the USGI E-Tool and the Glock. I have beat the crap out of the USGI E-Tool and it was well used when i got it. I really like the glock with the saw in the handle and have used it but not abused it yet. I figure the saw will take away some of the abuse since the shovel no longer has to act as an axe...
     

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    I've got one of the old US folding E-tools with the wooden handle. The handle has a split, does anyone know where I could get a new handle?