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Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: Joias Do Mar
Date: November 28, 2018 02:12PM
I bought this shovel that is made from Polyetelene
made some holes in it and it works way better than a scoop
I followed Michael Oliver at Lost Jewlry Recovery. He is from Australia
And I bought what I could here in Brazil and the shovel pulls out
what ever I’ve located in two scoops. Scooped are made of metal,
the shovel is not.

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Posted by: Joias Do Mar
Date: November 28, 2018 02:13PM

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Re: Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: November 28, 2018 05:33PM
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Joias Do Mar
I bought this shovel that is made from Polyetelene
made some holes in it and it works way better than a scoop
I followed Michael Oliver at Lost Jewlry Recovery. He is from Australia
And I bought what I could here in Brazil and the shovel pulls out
what ever I’ve located in two scoops. Scooped are made of metal,
the shovel is not.

How about a pic?



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Re: Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: Mkus
Date: November 29, 2018 06:21AM
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Joias Do Mar
I bought this shovel that is made from Polyetelene
made some holes in it and it works way better than a scoop
I followed Michael Oliver at Lost Jewlry Recovery. He is from Australia
And I bought what I could here in Brazil and the shovel pulls out
what ever I’ve located in two scoops. Scooped are made of metal,
the shovel is not.
That guy is great love his videos!

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Re: Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: November 29, 2018 07:07AM
Im not seeing that metal especially SS has much to do with it. Its more of what works for you ..... and is allowed without getting you a lot of attention. Hows it working for you in the surf?



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Re: Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: Nauti Neil
Date: November 29, 2018 10:56AM
I cant quite see how a shovel works better than a scoop.I used shovels for years.....bought a scoop and would never use a shovel again.

Re: Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: bklein
Date: November 29, 2018 09:08PM
I’ve made two of them and they are great for wet/dry sand but terrible if you go into the water.
There you need to capture the target and bring it to shore.
You don’t need to drill the holes. It does help to trim the outline of the shovel though.
There is a need for a poly scoop that can take the abuse. I’ve written the mfr of that shovel twice about designing a scoop and never get a response.

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Re: Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: December 05, 2018 08:33AM
A shovel is so inferior for beach detecting that it is the last thing I would ever choose. Shovels are made to dig holes, not to recover targets fast.

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Re: Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: December 05, 2018 10:57AM
No pic?
O well, looks like this thread was just a drive by. :(



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Re: Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: Terra1959
Date: December 05, 2018 04:18PM
shovels are ok for very rocky beaches..... but steel round mouth
also in firm dryish sand
as soon as you get into the wet sand, wash zone or in the water a scoop is what works best



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Re: Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: TinCanBeach
Date: December 09, 2018 03:52PM
I use a long CF handled scoop and drag it behind me to mark my grid lines while I’m detecting. The plastic shovel would be a hassle doing that. IMHO



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Re: Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: December 09, 2018 10:09PM
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TinCanBeach
I use a long CF handled scoop and drag it behind me to mark my grid lines while I’m detecting. The plastic shovel would be a hassle doing that. IMHO


Can I ask a question that has long puzzled me....; how do you drag a scoop as you work down the beach without it filling up with sand and pulling your arm or belt off? If the targets are all over the place, I get it, but when you hit a dry stretch, its like tugging an anchor behind you. I just carry mine now as its easier than dragging.



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Re: Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: December 11, 2018 08:13AM
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Champ Ferguson

I use a long CF handled scoop and drag it behind me to mark my grid lines while I’m detecting. The plastic shovel would be a hassle doing that. IMHO


Can I ask a question that has long puzzled me....; how do you drag a scoop as you work down the beach without it filling up with sand and pulling your arm or belt off? If the targets are all over the place, I get it, but when you hit a dry stretch, its like tugging an anchor behind you. I just carry mine now as its easier than dragging.

I'll throw my experience in here. I think the design of the scoop has a huge effect on this. There is NO WAY I can drag my Sunspot scoop. Just like you said, it quickly fills with sand and becomes an anchor. I have drug scoops in the past without problem. I think that older scoop was a much more "closed" design with holes instead being mostly a steel web mesh. I also think the moisture in the sand plays a big part, but I'm just spit-balling here because I dont drag any more.

Re: Why use scoop when you can use Polyethelene shovel
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: December 11, 2018 11:01AM
I also have tried dragging a scoop. It did let me know where I had been but having to dump the accumulation of sand out of it every few minutes cost me detecting time. I tried carrying the scoop in my left hand and that just made my arm tired. So I purchased a tool lasso. I put the bungee on the shaft of the scoop as close to the scoop as I could and then put the carrier on my belt. I carry the scoop handle down and after a few hours I do have to adjust my pants as the weight does try to take my pants off. But for me that is a far easier way to carry the scoop.



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