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Im a good digger...but

 
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Location: Westfield Vermont
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I dig by hand, though not opposed to mechcanization, I have many different tools to do this with: pick, round shovel, square shove, rock bar etc. There's just one tool thats name I dont know; it's tee shaped (just like a pick), has a slightly elongated ax head on one side and an elongated and thickened hoe shape on the other (same peice of metal). This thing has helped, more than I can say, in my digging endevours ever since I was a child. I first heard it called a hedgehog then it was a grub hoe, collins ax, finally a rootmatic. If anyone has any insight into the nominclature of this crater maker I would be much interested. BUT I'D REALY LIKE ONE OF THOSE TICKETS TO FURTHER MY KNOWLEDGE OF EARTHWERKS BOTH HUMAN AND MACHINE POWERED
 
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Sounds like you are talking about a mattock?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattock
 
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