Oshkosh Digging Bars are made of high-carbon steel. This steel is stiff to resist bending deformation.
Hardness is controlled to maintain sharpness of edges and point through many hours of use, yet not so hard as to promote chipping in ordinary service.
Round Crow and Digging Bars (1060 series) have a 2″ chisel on one end and are pointed on the other end.
Round Tamping and Digging Bars (1070 series) have a 2″ chisel on one end and a malleable iron tamper on the other.
Plain Digging Bars (1080 series) have a 2″ chisel on one end with the other end being flat.
Two-sided Tamp Bar (1044) No Longer Available
Digging Spud with Tamper (852 series) has a great digging ability. The Digging Spud is well-balanced which means the weight is distributed properly making it easy to use. The handle is made of steel pipe 1″ in diameter for easy gripping. The blade and socket are made of one piece high-grade steel and the tamping head of malleable iron. Both tamping head and blade are shrunk and welded onto the handle, resisting the possibility of either end coming off. The blade measures 3-1/2″ in width giving it a larger digging surface than standard crow/dig bars.
NOTE: Digging Bars/Spuds are designed for digging.
While some stone will be encountered in ordinary use, it is not a stone chisel or a pry bar and is not the proper tool for breaking rock.