Use the extremely useful, no-nonsense Hole Former to create pilot holes for both our Fruit and Vegetable Cages and below ground models of our Garden Arches in stony, rock hard soil.
The stubborn, 3.25mm gauge steel bar defies all sorts of unfavourable soil conditions - stones, flint, brick, builders' debris and heavily compacted ground - to heroically create the perfect holes for arch and fruit cage uprights and will withstand heavy and prolonged hammering from a mallet or sledge hammer. The 25.4mm diameter by 800mm long steel home former can also be used when installing sockets if the conditions prove too tough to drive in directly.
- Hole Former measures 25.4mm Dia x 800mm
- Steel is 3.25mm thick
- Designed for use in all unfavourable soil conditions
- Creates perfect pilot hole for fruit cage and arch uprights
- Can also be used to install sockets in adverse soil
- Tough enough to withstand heavy hammering through compacted and stony soils
It does exactly what it says on the tin: no nonsense!
This is just a heavy duty steel tube. Making the first hole compacted the soil so tightly in the tube that it was impossible to remove it. This made making the other three holes very difficult. for the cost of the arch it should come with a hole former that is better designed than this.
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For what is essentially just a steel pole, this is very effective at doing the job its designed for. I had tried making the holes using a different method prior to purchasing this, but couldn't get anywhere near as deep as need. I have noticed a small amount of rust already on the rod but it won't affect its overall effectiveness. Worth the money I would say.