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Mark Cashmere
(tinkrtoy) - M

Locale: NEOH
Potty Trowel on 06/28/2010 20:08:52 MDT Print View

I know this one has been exhausted before, but I finally got around to trying to lighten up one of the $1 Fiskars trowels I found at Walmart. Took out the orange end plug and hacked about 2 inches off the handle, then went to work with the drill. Doesn't seem to have compromised the strength of the tool, but it only took the weight from 2.8 ounces down to a solid 2.0 ounces. I guess still an improvement for a 'modify' your gear project. Thought I would share --

Fiskars Trowel

Joe L
(heyyou) - MLife

Locale: Cutting brush off of the Arizona Tr
Second that motion on 06/28/2010 21:44:41 MDT Print View

Saw those at the store and wished that a weight was available. Thank you for buying, testing, and reporting on your modifications. For trailwork, Fiskars does makes some good tools.

Daniel Fosse
(magillagorilla) - F

Locale: Southwest Ohio
holy trowel on 06/29/2010 10:16:47 MDT Print View

huhu nice!

I did the same to my orange plastic one. Got it down to 1.9oz. All the holes only saved me 1/4oz. I know some people go without one but I seem to camp in places with rocky/sandy/rooty dirt that can't be dug with a stick.