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Emergency Shovel and Axe

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NewtoTacoma, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Oct 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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    NewtoTacoma

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    Just wondering what type of shovel and axe you guys carry and how do you attach them to the accessory rail? Is there a source for mounting hardware for a shovel and axe?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 14, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    For an axe I highly recommend the Fiskar axe. Its awesome
     
  3. Oct 15, 2012 at 5:51 AM
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    Pugga

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    I carry one of military style shovels that fold down when not in use and a hatchet. When camping, I also carry a standard cutting ax. If you want to attach them to the side rails, use QuickFists and adapter plates for the rail. I have a plastic bin that I carry in the bed that holds my tools, jumper cables, hatchet and shovel. I'll also throw a snow shovel in the back for winter time.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    Shovel that digs and Axe that chops. I carry a shorty shovel (from Home Depot) and an Axe from Harbor Freight. No need for fancy here. I usually carry them in my tool box, but you can easily fab up a mount for these.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    Because you never know when you might want to chop something and then bury it? :eek: :D
     
  6. Oct 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    I carry a 40 year old Collins "boys axe". It's a down scaled axe, I think intended for boy scouts. Like all the old stuff it is made of excellent steel. I just put a new handle on it, I think it is the 3rd. My shovel is a mini shovel from some Lowes like place. I secure both with Quick Fists. I also carry a 24" bow saw with an extra blade, and a Gerber machete.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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  8. Oct 15, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    I use a Fiskars axe and a generic spade. Both stay in the bed mounted toolbox.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    Doomsday preppies, right? :)
     
  10. Oct 15, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    Naw, I think I'll stick with the collins axe LOL.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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  12. Oct 15, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    Quick fists are a good way... I used four treks mounts before with good success. :)

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  13. Oct 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    Oh, just to add--I hardly ever find myself using the axe. But the bow-saw, I pull out on a regular basis. Much faster to cut through a good-sized log. The axe does have its uses, but 90% of the time, I reach for the saw.
     
  14. Oct 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM
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  15. Oct 16, 2012 at 10:33 PM
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    Thanks for the info, especially the tip on the Quick Fists. How do you mount them to the accessory rail? Is there a bracket or do you have to fab one?

    Thanks!
     
  16. Oct 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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    You can find a nut at Lowes/home depot that slides into the rail. I secured my quick fist to the bed itself with just a standard nut/bolt combo
     
  17. Oct 16, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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    I have a folding shovel mostly for winter
     
  18. Oct 17, 2012 at 5:27 AM
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    Same here, most of the time I'm pulling out the bow saw instead of the axe. I do however carry both and a small spade shovel (in the sunmer) and also a square mouth (don't know the proper name?) shovel for the winter time.
     
  19. Oct 17, 2012 at 5:33 AM
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    When i'm goin out somewhere i might get stuck i just throw my jackson shovel in the back. Normally just leave my Axe in the cab. It's a Estwing campers axe. 1 piece of steel so its pretty durable. As far as shovels go its nice to save space and all but digging with a folding shovel is pretty shitty. Grab a real shovel if you plan to use it.
     
  20. Oct 17, 2012 at 6:52 AM
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