Made in the USA for the construction & trenching industry. These professional-grade tools feature heavy duty steel blades and long handles.
Manual Trenching Tool Types
There are two basic tasks these tools can be used for. We will describe each task briefly, and tell which one serves that purpose...
● Digging -- To dig the trench. Use a Digging Shovel, Sharpshooter, Trenching Hoe, and long Pick Mattock.
● Clean-out -- Remove loose soil from the bottom. Use a Trench Cleanout Shovel, or a Bottom Digger.
As you see, there is not any crossover between the tools. The tool designs are very different for each purpose. For more information on and videos about using these tools, go to their individual pages. Also be sure to check out our Guide to Trenching and Trenchers
If I rent a trencher, do I still need hand tools?
Yes, you probably will. That is because you can not get a power trencher quite as close to building as you would like. If you are trenching from building to building, the start of the trench can be pretty close to the starting building, but as you approach the ending building the chassis of the trencher gets in the way and you have to stop short. Finishing off the beginning and end of a trench are manual hand tool jobs, as is doing the clean out of the loose bottom soil if you are laying pipe. Power trenchers are great, but they can only do so much.