Troubleshooting a Post Hole Digger

When you are dealing with a post hole digger, you want to make sure that everything is working properly. If you are having problems, then there are a few troubleshooting steps that you can take.

Check Hardware

If you are experiencing problems with a loose grasp or shaky equipment then you will need to look at all of the hardware on the post hole digger and check to see if anything is loose. Typically you will see that a screw is loose or missing and you can use a screwdriver to either tighten or replace it.

Check Handles

The handles are an essential part of the post hole digger as they allow you to control what is happening. If something is wrong with the handles you may feel a slight bend or unevenness while working. If this is happening then you will want to evaluate the situation. Since most of the handles are made of wood, if there is a problem with a bend or break, you will most likely have to replace the handle all together. This can be done pretty easily though and will fix the problem right away. To replace the handle you will want to use a screw driver to loosen the screws and pull the old handle out. Then, take the handle with you to the hardware store to find a replacement. Or, measure for dimensions and then check online for a replacement handle. Once you have it, you can use a screwdriver to insert the new one and secure it. Make sure to test it out to make sure that the handles are working properly.

Check Shovel

The first thing that you need to do is check to make sure that the shovel parts are even. If they are uneven then when you open and close them while using you will have a hard time grasping anything and making any progress. So if you find that they are uneven and not closing properly, then you will want to first try taking apart the screws and removing the shovel part. Then, put it back together to see if the problem is resolved. If not then you may have a broken or bent blade and will need to replace it. You will want to get the shovel that corresponds to the model that you have so it fits. Then, you can line it up and screw them back in. Test it out to see if the problem is now solved.

These few troubleshooting steps are key to finding the problem with your post hole digger. Typically you should be able to spot the issue pretty quickly and then take the necessary steps to resolve it. If none of these steps help to resolve the problem then you can bring your post hole digger into a hardware store and explain the process that you went through so that they can get a better grasp on the problem and help to guide you from there.