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What are the parts of a digging bar? 

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Parts of a Digging Bar - Tip or Head, Shaft, Chisel Edge

Types of digging bar end

Tamper/mushroom head

Tamper or mushroom head

A tamper/mushroom head is flat disc, used to tamp (flatten) down the earth at the base of a hole, around a post, or where the ground has been dug and filled in again.

Pencil point

Pencil point

This is a blunt, pointed end which channels the force of impact into one point, making it easier to break through rock, concrete or soil.

Diamond Point

Diamond point

Similar to a pencil point, a diamond point resembles a pointed blunt end which channels the force of impact into one point, and also makes it easier to push the end of the bar beneath objects for levering.

Types of digging bar shaft

Cylinder

Cylindrical

A cylindrical shaft is completely rounded, which makes it easier to twist through and penetrate earth with the bar when digging.

Hexagon

Hexagonal

A hexagonal shaft is six-sided which aids grip in wet or otherwise slippery conditions, or in situations where precision is important.

Semi-cylinder

Half-round 

A half-round shaft is semi-circular, which allows the user to line up the chisel edge exactly, by viewing it down the length of the bar’s flattened side.

Types of digging bar chisel edge

Straight chisel edge

Straight

A straight chisel edge is used for cutting, breaking and moving soil.

Bent chisel edge

Bent

A bent chisel edge is used for levering and lifting heavy objects.