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Old 03-22-2012, 04:42 AM   #1
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I need some tools!

Hi all,
I want to do a bit of trail maintenance but my wife reminded me I don't have any tools here in Canada! So - can you guys please give me some advice on what and where to buy. I am thinking square mouth shovel and mattock (or alternative?) to start with. Strong but light. I don't mind paying for quality. Suggestions on shops and brands? West or North Van preferably.

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Old 03-22-2012, 05:16 AM   #2
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I recommend getting a spade, a 5lb cutter mattock and a couple buckets for the buffing work you asked me about. Should cost around $85 for the lot. Home depot is my favourite place to buy, they're fairly cheap and have a good selection.
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^^ that. Clippers also help for cutting out roots.

then for woodwork, a small mallet, a good saw like a Fanno, or maybe a chainsaw
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^^ that. Clippers also help for cutting out roots.

then for woodwork, a small mallet, a good saw like a Fanno, or maybe a chainsaw
YOU WOULDN'T SUGGEST USING A CHAINSAW IN THE DNV OR THE MUNICIPALITY OF WEST VAN WOULD YOU??
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Western Equipment.

Fire Shovel = $8
Pulaski = $12
Buckets from Finning = Free

That will cover your needs for earthworks.
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Fire Shovel = $8
Pulaski = $12
Buckets from Finning = Free

That will cover your needs for earthworks.
is there one in the lower mainland? North van?

we usually buy our tools at Irly Bird
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is there one in the lower mainland? North van?

we usually buy our tools at Irly Bird
you will have to drive to *gasp* surrey. Definitely not convenient for North Shore folk. Get someone for Surrey to pick up the tools and drop them off when they come over to ride the shore?

also, I would call ahead to the Surrey store before making the drive. Not sure they stock up on fire fighting tools... but they can order them in.

http://www.westernequipmentltd.com/branches.html

Awesome service in Campbell River. If they don't have the tool you want in stock they will find it for you.
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Could always just look around I'm the bushes at Burke, apparently it's a hot spot for free gear.
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No don't go to Burke... There's nothing there... Just a bunch of old folk....
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you will have to drive to *gasp* surrey. Definitely not convenient for North Shore folk.
C'mon mate, I don't even know where Surrey is! I thought it was just a word they put on a road sign on the way to the USA.

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A couple of used pulaskis if anyone's looking for one. New handles and sharpened well. I picked one up and like it.
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I have some 20L buckets if you want them. Plastic and a few metal ones.
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