Are you tired of digging your post holes manually? Well its time you ditched the traditional way of making holes and use a post hole digger. A post hole digger can be used to dig narrow holes to install posts for fences, solar panel posts, signs among other uses. With that said, one will need the best post hole digger to simplify the exhausting and difficult task of digging holes.
Apart from using the pole hole diggers to make single post holes, they can as well be used to create large sized holes. Some post hole diggers will scoop out a hole while others will bore out a hole.
Types of post hole diggers
The post hole diggers follow under the following categories:
- Electric post hole digger- relatively smaller than the gas powered post hole digger and do not produce the smelly gas fumes. On the downside, they need a power source to continue making holes. This means that if you’re working far from a power source, it could prove hard to use them.
- Gas powered post hole digger- Ideal for larger holes or in the rocky soils. With the different blade sizes available, one is able to make holes of the desired width. However, they produce smelly gas fumes.
- Manual post hole digger- This particular post hole digger will require the user to use some strength and are suitable for medium level hole digging.
We have compiled the best post hole digger from each category discussed above.
Parts of a post hole digger:
A post hole digger has the following parts:-
- Hand Grip
- Pivot Point
Advantages of using a post hole digger:
They can make the desired size of the hole. Using other tools like the spade will result in bigger holes because of their shape.
It’s easier to use the post hole diggers as compared to using other tools. In addition, the user won’t have to bend over to dig every now and then.
A post pole digger can make a cylindrical and deep hole with even sides.
With the post holes designed with long handles, the user can make deep holes which would be impossible to reach with the bare hands.
There are three options that you can choose from when you need the best post hole digger- manual, gas and electric. I am a big fan of the gas powered post hole digger for some reason. We would like to know what you think about the best post hole digger in the comments section.