A shovel would do the job of course, but this posthole digger produces holes with straight, narrow sides and is much better suited to the purpose.
A homesteader takes his first bite of dirt with the posthole digger.
Photo by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff
At a later point, the homesteader has a straight,narrow shaft about 2 ft. deep.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff
Closeup of one spade of the posthole digger. Each scoop has three teeth in its tip, made by cutting 3/8" equilateral triangles from the center of the "biting" edge. The corners are rounded to create the spade shape.