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As mentioned in another thread, I had some problems with removing roots from a shrub. I used the wrong tool and broke my shovel. As I know I'm going to be asked to remove more roots soon, what is an efficient procedure for removing them? Are there some suitable, not too expensive tools to cut the roots in the ground? Any responses welcome.
Crow bar with one end flat and sharp.
Try one of these tools.
what about a mattock? That's what I always use...
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I used to use a reciprocating saw and it really made the job a lot easier.
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Personally I use my little tonka toy for such mundane work.
Makes gardening a breeze.
Stick of dynamite did the job for me once.
Thumbs up for the mattock in our house as well!
Grub a bit of dirt, flip it and chop through the roots, easy!
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Last time I had to do it I used an axe and an old worn chain in the chain saw.
Originally Posted by ozwinner
No good roots????
Maaate send me your address, and Im on my way.
Al tis true :eek:
"your a sick puppie"
Some People are like slinky's,
They serve no purpose at all,
but they put a smile on your face when you throw them down the stairs.
I endourse the matock but use it with an angle grinder.
Sharpen the matock with the angle grinder as often as needed.
Just be carefull if you sharpen both ends you could put some nice slices in your head or back :eek: wear a stout hat. and boots.
If the roots are fresh & green you should be away. If they are dried iron bark your' in for a fight.
Any thing with sharp teeth eats meat.
Most powertools have sharp teeth.
People are made of meat.
Abrasives can be just as dangerous as a blade.....and 10 times more painfull.
An old spade welded on to a bit of heavy pipe will root roots in no time. So will a broad mouth crowbar, but the 75mm wide ones are hard to find and the narrow ones tend to jam because the angle on the blade is to great. Other than that go the sharp mattock and look out for your shins if you skid off a root. And Al sure is one sick puppie.
Get your sandwedge out and hack away
If you use a chainsaw you could stuff up the bar real quick when dirt gets in the slot.
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