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Black ada sand scoop | are they good?

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Black ada sand scoop | are they good?

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I was thinking of picking up one of these for scooping out wet beach sand, usually I use just the evoloution dagger to dig out a clump, and use to have the Garrett plastic one but they where only good for dry, are the black ada scoops pretty good for the job?, on wet.

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They are good but heavy to use on wet sand I ended up getting a two section long handled sand scoop much easier to use.
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They are a well made tool but only good on the dry sand, you will struggle digging a deep hole on the wet with one. I started out with an early version 27 years ago and it soon got chucked in the back of the shed.

For years I used a boarder spade but now have a Evolution 360 sand scoop, not cheap but if you are doing beaches regularly well worth the cost in saved time and effort digging.

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Machinist wrote:They are a well made tool but only good on the dry sand, you will struggle digging a deep hole on the wet with one. I started out with an early version 27 years ago and it soon got chucked in the back of the shed.

For years I used a boarder spade but now have a Evolution 360 sand scoop, not cheap but if you are doing beaches regularly well worth the cost in saved time and effort digging.

Ray

Addendum: Just noticed my Avatar is me using a Black Ada spade on the beach after I had given up on the scoop, I switched to the bigger border spade after starting to use a PI machine on the beach. If you are wondering the machine I am using is a Garrett AT4 and the photo was taken by the wife in 1990 :))
I'm likely to get a 360 in the near future, they do seem rather good, thought I would check on the black ada as a cheapish usable tool to get me by until I pick up the evo 360, all my funds for now being chucked into getting the deus :)

Blimey Ray that is an old picture then, I could kind of tell though with that full flock of colorful hair =))
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Vi have just bought a small black Adda shovel and I hate it, it's probably not gonna get used again to be honest
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stejens wrote: Blimey Ray that is an old picture then, I could kind of tell though with that full flock of colorful hair =))
Yes the hair has suffered over the years as you saw at the last forum dig :( Also what you can not see is that the original picture has my young children playing in the water close by me. They are all married now and one has 5 children of here own. :D

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