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What's a good small offroading shovel?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by TacoManTaco, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Nov 19, 2018 at 12:47 AM
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    Yes it does because the woods is not treated properly from the stores. They basically use a varnish/coating on the wooden handles. The woods tends to be dry/swell and then fall apart.

    If you get a shovel or any tool for that matter with a wooden handle and it has a nice sheen to it. take a sharp knife. Place it 90 degrees to the wood and scrap the varnish off until you get to raw wood. Should not take long. Then go get some boiled linseed oil and follow this rule. once a day for a week, every week for a month, every month for a year, then just once or twice a year for the rest of the life. You will get less blisters, and the wood ill not rot/break easily.
     
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  2. Nov 19, 2018 at 12:48 AM
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    Only reason she recommends that is because she is sponsored by them.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2018 at 2:15 AM
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    I plasti dipped everything but the steel. Seems to be holding up well.
     
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    I’d use the word sponsored loosely. More like “give me your product for free and I’ll give you Instagram shout outs”
     
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    About the only thing an E-Tool is good for is digging a cathole to crap in.
     
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    Yeah that i probably more fitting.
     
  8. Nov 19, 2018 at 7:15 AM
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    It works though. Look at all the people recommending it in here.
     
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    If Crazy Beaver shovels were so good then every construction worker and ditch digger would be using them. But they don’t, because they suck as a shovel.
     
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    I don't get why it's a good idea to have a shovel with teeth as a recovery tool when there is a possibility of having to dig around tires.
     
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    That's some flawless logic right there.
     
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    Can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or not but the only time I’ve seen these shovels are in Instagram pictures and the paint isn’t even scratched on them.
     
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    Definitely sarcastic. I mentioned earlier in the thread that too thought they were stupid, overpriced shovels. Then one day while winter wheeling my front tire broke through ice and I was in mud to my frame. Used a friends krazy beaver to dig through the thick (maybe 1"-2" thick?) ice to aid in recovery and after that, I was a believer. Picked one up second hand for $50.
     
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    X2 on that. Might be useful for other purposes but for digging around a tire.
     
  16. Nov 19, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    If you really need a compact/folding shovel just grab one of the SOG's. I've never used it for digging out tires, but it's what I used when I was detailing our trenches for plumbing groundwork. Just wear gloves when you use shovels that small or you're bound to fuck your knuckles up on something lol
     
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    This thread has millennials written all over it. This is why everyone hates us. Good job guys!
     
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    The Ames army issue one? I've cut firewood, dug large holes in the ground, dug small holes in the ground and cut tree roots up with one, plus a bunch of other stuff. The imitation ones suck terribly though.
     
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