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Help choosing a shaft for scoop


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I need an inexpensive handle for my scoop. All sand beaches, no rocks. I was going to get a wooden shaft with a D handle. I'm not a hardcore beach hunter but want something decent to good on the cheap. Also your thoughts on D handles. Thanks


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sometimes you can get lucky on garbage night and find someone getting rid of a worn out shovel that still has a good handle on it..
I prefer the D handle ,couldn’t live without it..


I bought a big dowel rod from home depot and widdled the end down to fit inside the scoop. Cheap and pretty light weight. Works great for me. I dont see a need for the D handle.


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What PDH said really........all you need is a straight pole.,no need to complicate things......light and strong is all you need.
After using a metal shaft for my sand scoop and repeatedly having to straighten it out (light but not sturdy), I went to my local hardware store and bought a full length shovel handle. I have also added Raptor handles and kept D handle. Heavier for sure but sturdy as and will probably be last scoop that I ever will need. Downside is that it would be a pain to travel with...I use a good hand scoop for that.

Wild Willy

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I went to Goodwill and picked up a set of alum. crutches and a 2 thingamajigs (can't remember what they are called) that patients use to push around for stability. Cut them to size and a little "rigging" worked perfectly. The alum. is really strong. Total cost was $12.00. Enough was left over to make another one.


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Ha, I gave a set of crutches and a walker to goodwill 6 months ago. I'll probably go with a shovel Handel for now and keep an eye out for some aluminum. Glad to hear that'll work and the help from all.

Coin Rescue Inc

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I use a shovel handle i got from a garden center.
A plus is floats if i need to let go to use both hands and the metal end stays put down below.
Bad part is I need to periodical sand down the shaft and seal it because the water expands the Wood making it feel rough.
This year I think I will drill the connection point and add a bolt. The set up.has one hole for a screw and that keeps loosening up.