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Two Snow Shovels Broken

What's wrong with the shovels here? Broke two shovels recently.
Landi shovel has a 3 year guarantee. Great. But no shovels left in stock. All sold out. So they give me a store credit. That little plastic card won't clear the snow.

Second shovel was from Jumbo. Have done a DIY repair.

So where does one buy a decent shovel?

On another note, what would be the going rate to pay kids to shovel the snow for me?
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Old 14.12.2012, 16:56
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Re: Two Snow Shovels Broken

You havent posted prices or pics
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Re: Two Snow Shovels Broken

get a sledge instead. Less work, more fun!

Oh, and don't buy plastic shovels. Those are for sand at a beach, not for (frozen)snow.
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Re: Two Snow Shovels Broken

"So where does one buy a decent shovel?"

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What's wrong with the shovels here? Broke two shovels recently.
Landi shovel has a 3 year guarantee. Great. But no shovels left in stock. All sold out. So they give me a store credit. That little plastic card won't clear the snow.

Second shovel was from Jumbo. Have done a DIY repair.

So where does one buy a decent shovel?

On another note, what would be the going rate to pay kids to shovel the snow for me?

www.blattner.ch
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Re: Two Snow Shovels Broken

Having a bit of a hard life lately, don't we?

The thing that will never stop to amaze me in Switzerland is you can't buy summer clothes in summer, you won't find winter jackets in winter and you can't get any decent snow shovels when it snows....
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Re: Two Snow Shovels Broken

Pech und Doppel Pech.
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Re: Two Snow Shovels Broken

Fortunately all the snow is melting.
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Re: Two Snow Shovels Broken

Before the next lot dumps down, get yourself over to Bauhaus and buy yourself a mini, 2-wheel push-a-long hand snow plough for the same money as 2/3 snow shovels - 59,90.

All metal construction, with 70cm wide, galvanised blade which can be flat against the snow, or easily angled in either direction.

Half the work in half the time.

Sorry, no picture found on website.
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Before the next lot dumps down, get yourself over to Bauhaus and buy yourself a mini, 2-wheel push-a-long hand snow plough for the same money as 2/3 snow shovels - 59,90.

All metal construction, with 70cm wide, galvanised blade which can be flat against the snow, or easily angled in either direction.

Half the work in half the time.

Sorry, no picture found on website.
Thanks for the suggestion. Will definitely check that out. We live on a private road which is not cleaned by the Gemeinde.
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Thanks for the suggestion. Will definitely check that out. We live on a private road which is not cleaned by the Gemeinde.
Amounts of sand or salt would do. How about walking the dogs to take a pee more often than usual in which case biological needs could help to loosen the ice
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Amounts of sand or salt would do. How about walking the dogs to take a pee more often than usual in which case biological needs could help to loosen the ice
Doesnt need to be the dogs that use biological methods
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Having a bit of a hard life lately, don't we?

The thing that will never stop to amaze me in Switzerland is you can't buy summer clothes in summer, you won't find winter jackets in winter and you can't get any decent snow shovels when it snows....
Buy your summer clothes in March and April
Buy your winter jackets in September and October
Buy snow shovels in October and November

BUT
I bought Christmas things in Beirut and London in August and September
I bought winter handkerchiefs in Athens in November
I bought winter equipment in New York in July

It may be more or less extreme in Switzerland .... strange it is, yes
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I bought winter handkerchiefs in Athens in November
You have different hankies for winter
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You have different hankies for winter
Flannel??? maybe???
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Doesnt need to be the dogs that use biological methods
Just add copious amounts of cheap beer?
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Re: Two Snow Shovels Broken

I have 2 shovels from Landi

Used for 3 years - at a mountain house (think 60cm in 24hrs)

Neither has broken

What is the phrase about a workman and their tools?
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Re: Two Snow Shovels Broken

I've had the same snow shovel for ten years now.

It's had five new handles and three new blades and it's still as good as new.
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I've had the same snow shovel for ten years now.

It's had five new handles and three new blades and it's still as good as new.
Thanks for that Trigger
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Re: Two Snow Shovels Broken

The old ones are still the best....
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