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STRUCTRON SAWTOOTH SHOVEL

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sriracha Tacoma, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Jun 6, 2017 at 4:06 PM
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    Sriracha Tacoma

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    :popcorn: Also need wheeling shovel...BUMP
     
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    I have several Structron tools, including shovels (but not the one pictured.) I think they are really good shovel. Their round point is the one I carry in the truck when I am off road.

    My shovels are long handled, not D-handled like the one in your picture. I am 6'2", and find D-handles to be too short for my liking.

    The only drawback, if it is one, is the fiberglass handle does not feel like a good, solid wood handle. It is a great handle, but I do miss the feel of a wood handle. (The fiberglass is probably much stronger than wood.)

    EDIT: I see they make the shovel in hardwood. I might be getting a new shovel...
     
  5. Jun 7, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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    That sawtooth shovel looks to me like it would be garbage for wheeling. I carry a shovel in my truck at all times. I mainly use it to clear fire ring perimeters and dig toilet holes. I'm never worried about roots, I'm worried about rocks. I'm frequently slamming my shovel into the dirt to try and dislodge rocks, get under them and pry them up, often with all my wight on the back of the scoop. You won't get to choose what soil you're digging in but it probably won't be potting soil. I refuse to believe those little teeth won't bend or instantly dull and be a huge pain in the ass.

    Go for a short D handled Razorback with a full size scoop, it's what I carry. Tough as hell, compact enough to carry in the truck at all times, and you can get it at Home Depot.
     
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  6. Jun 7, 2017 at 9:01 AM
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    Something else to consider, as @Scott B. mentioned, is long-handled vs. short-handled. Short-handled shovels are much easier to carry in your truck if you aren't going to mount them in the bed or on a roof rack. However, you may find yourself in situations where short shovels are a PITA to actually use while wheeling. Personally, I've been in several situations where a long-handled shovel would have made things MUCH easier (buddy high-centered on snowpack, for instance). Again, it really comes down to preference, and plenty of guys on here run shorter shovels without issue, but something to consider.
     
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    I haven't heard of the two other shovels but they look like good options. One thing I did notice is the Krazy Beaver breaks down for storage, the handle and blade are removable. That's great if you need it but on the other hand it's a single pin connection. If you use your shovel a lot I'd be concerned about that as a wear point. Depends on how much you plan to use it. I have a military compact folding shovel that I've used like 4 times in the last decade, so it's worked out. Since switching to a Tacoma I've added a full size shovel and I think having both will cover my needs.

    I haven't actually seen or held the Krazy Beaver so they might have addressed the concern over the connecting pins but I'd want to check it out.
     
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    I use a long wood handled shovel in order to reach anything under the truck. The handle and/or shoulder is sometimes used to dislodge out of reach obstructions. Short shovel would have limited uses. I wouldn't want to use a saw tooth shovel close to a tire.
     
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    I carry a D handle shovel year round, mounted in the bed ($20 at Home Depot) and in the winter when snow may be an issue I also have a backcountry shovel that is easier to use in the snow.
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    I've use the Gerber Nato folding shovel. Works pretty well and it's compact.
     
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    I'm not sure what brand it is but I've been carrying the same D-handle shovel around in the last two trucks (broke the old one tha lasted the previous 3 trucks). I picked it up at one of the big box stores. Don't over think it, it's a shovel to move dirt. If you are going to do any chopping, get an axe. I carry a 3/4 axe along with the shovel. Of course I live in Florida where we don't have rocks, just sand, lots of deep sand and trees. I've also thrown in a chain saw when there have been storms since some of the trails can have a fallen tree blocking the path. Much easier than chopping with the axe!

    Up north I carried essentially the same thing though and added a snow shovel in winter.
     
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