Model # 2701333

Internet #204504205

Store SKU #228176

HDX Post Hole Digger
0049206634176

HDX

Post Hole Digger

  • Durable tempered steel blades
  • Easy to use lightweight construction
  • Strong hardwood handles
$24.97 /each

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This post hole digger is ideal for installing a garden fence, planting bulbs, or patios. This tool digs post holes in tilled soil. Strong hardwood wood handles are bolted thru the strong and durable tempered steel blades. It is of good value to homeowners.

  • Tempered steel blades jam into the ground to create proper post holes
  • Northern American hardwood wood handles are durable and strong
  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • 44 in. handles are strong to withstand industrial use

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Does thisrequire a lot of strength for digging holes.. I want to plant bulbs

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October 26, 2016
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No more than any other post diggers
Just have watch on your feed when you turn to open and empty
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Blairsville ga
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September 20, 2016
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Going to depend on the type of ground you are digging in. If rocky do not waste your time. If sandy or loose and the diggers blades are properly aligned together it is verydoable
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Orange Park, Florida
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June 21, 2016
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This tools does not require much strength to use at all.
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Tarpon Springs, FL
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June 7, 2016
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Not really strength required to dig holes, rather ability to keep digger poles together when striking ground and then spreading the poles apart to pickup dirt between the two blades and set it to the side of the hole being dug - this requires some coordination in the beginning use of this tool.
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Pittsburgh, PA
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June 2, 2015
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I think it takes some strength to dig the hole if you haven't pre turned your soil. For any type of gardening I recommend turning the soil first. This post hole digger will then make your job easy.
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Lafayette, La
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June 2, 2015
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No, you don't have to have a lot of strength. If you can raise the post hole digger five inches above the ground, you can manage. I have no arm strength and I planted gardenia bushes. Hope this helps.
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Versailles Borough, PA
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May 19, 2015
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No, but they do carry a bulb planter tool that I have used often and highly recommend. Just depends on your preference.
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New Tampa, Wesley Chapel
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March 10, 2015
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The product itself is not light, which is why it works so well. I would probably physically look and get an idea of the product at the store first. If it's weight is fine, you probably would enjoy using it. Good luck!
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Missouri City, Texas
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October 14, 2014
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I was digging in sand-but I had to go 2' deep-bulbs would be a snap!
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Littleton, CO, USA
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April 15, 2014
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all depends on the dirt.
It is sharp so will cut through the top soil and grass root system.
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February 7, 2014
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Hello Pump, I’m Chris from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
Post hole diggers do require some strength and stamina. The bigger issue is that they are designed to dig holes sized for fence posts, not for planting bulbs.
I recommend you look into a small auger bit for an electric drill like this Read More
Hello Pump, I’m Chris from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
Post hole diggers do require some strength and stamina. The bigger issue is that they are designed to dig holes sized for fence posts, not for planting bulbs.
I recommend you look into a small auger bit for an electric drill like this one:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-Roto-Digger-30-in-x-1-75-in-Diameter-Garden-Auger-RD-2/202494221
I have one just like this. Combined with my cordless drill, it makes planting tulips and daffodils a piece of cake.
I hope this helps,
Chris.
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do you rent post hole digggers?

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Not if the rental cost is more than the purchase price.
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no
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July 21, 2015
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Item Rentals are fill exclusively through the Home Depot stores in their rental department. Please contact your local Home Depot store for any item rental inquiries. For any other questions on HomeDepot.com merchandise, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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How do I get replacement handles under warranty?

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Label states True Temper handles have a 25 year warranty.
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April 18, 2016
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This product is an HDX branded item. Please contact your local Home Depot regarding any warranty replacement questions.
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 50 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by It broke real good. Worked fine for the first hole and then the handle snapped on the second one. To be fair I got at least 15 minutes of use from the tool. Overall I would say you can buy this tool if you only have 1 hole to dig. If you have more holes to dig say like 10 holes you could buy 10 of them and use one for each hole. Alternatively you could just get 10 replacement handles and then swap them out each time they break. If your soil is particularly firm then I would advise two replacement handles per hole. This is great if you happen to have a fire place since you can use the snapped handles for kindling. August 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by I FOUND THESE TO BE OF INFERIOR QUALITY. THE HANDLES BEND AS YOU GRAB THE DIRT TO PICKIT UP. GAVE THE FEELING IT WAS GOING TO BREAK AT ANY TIME October 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Glad it came from an HD near me. Guess it was my fault I bought the least expensive post hole digger HD carried. But at 25 Dollars I should get something. The two digging half were so out of line it picked up a tiny scoop of dirt each time. Fortunately HD is close and surprise I found my receipt. The post hole digger was returned immediately. September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GOOD VALUE BOUGHT TO PERFORM WORK AT PUR NEW HOME. GOOD PURCHASE - EASY TO USE September 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sick of renovating It worked exactly as I thought it would. I wold buy it again, if ever needed another one. August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Handle snapped within 3 minutes. Manages to feel cheaper than the price. The handle snapped by the bolts within the first 3 minutes of use. I sawed off the handle and rebolted so now one handle is 6" shorter than the other. It works ok to remove dirt from a hole if I break it up the soil with a prybar first. Spend the extra couple of dollars if you plan on actually digging holes. August 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent tool for the price Needed to dig some post holes for a shed I'm building. I was able to dig right through the compressed decomposed granite that Sun Valley, NV is infamous for. Knocked out the holes in no time. one small bit of advice: leave the pivot bolt between the blades a little loose, just the way it comes from the store. a little torsional play between the blades makes it easier to chew through the tough, compacted stuff like decomposed granite & hard-pan type soils. Also, once the hole's started, try to "throw" the digger into it, rather than jamming it down - save wear & tear on your wrists, elbows & shoulders, as well as on the tool itself. Sometimes rocking the blades around to get a good chunk of soil can help if it's clay or packed real tight. June 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great inexpensive Post hole digger I bought these to dig a few holes in my backyard for posts. They may also be good for digging a hole for planting s shrub or such a thing. They worked great and were less expensive than all others. If one is going to dig lots of holes and in very rocky soil, they may not be so good. Here in Florida, it is all sand. July 12, 2016
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