Homebrew trench-digger? Answered
(crossposted in, ummm, not sure what other forum yet.. lol... in case no one reads it here)
I've been thinking of several ways to build a device similar to a Ditch-Witch©™ for narrow/shallow trenches - like for coax cable and antenna radials etc. but keep coming up with examples that don't look they would really work - things like a modified chainsaw (running at low RPM) or a high-torque circular saw with a modified digging blade. The problem seems to be *how to dump the dirt next to the trench, not back into it*
Sure, I could rent a *real* trencher for a couple hundred dollars for a quarter-day, but that's not really feasible as I'm on a fixed income.
Any guidance from the collective genius of the group?