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School me in fence building tools. What's a post-hole auger, a post-hole digger?

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Question: School me in fence building tools. What's a post-hole auger, a post-hole digger?
Post-hole augers and post-hole diggers are specialized tools for fence building with which everyone may not be acquainted. There is a big difference between those two tools....
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Here I list some basic tools used in fence building. Other than #1 below, these are tools people commonly have on hand:

Tools for Fence Building:

  1. Post-hole auger or post-hole digger
  2. Shovel and wheelbarrow for mixing concrete
  3. Power saw
  4. Hammer, punch
  5. Carpenter's square, level, mason's line

Post-hole augers minimize the effort you'll have to expend on digging the holes. Unless you have a lot of time, these power tools are almost indispensable if you're installing a long fence across rocky terrain. Post-hole augers can often be rented from your local rental store.

Post-hole diggers are manual tools for fence building. Learn how to use post-hole diggers in this video tutorial. Post-hole diggers can be bought at many large hardware stores.

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