Cat 6 tools applications are many.  In this article we will focus on Post Hole Diggers. As one might expect, post hole diggers are made for digging shallow holes for fence posts or sign posts.  Beyond that there are many other uses for post hole diggers. Digging holes for soil sampling, cache storage tubes or concrete form tubes are just a few of these.

The Holey-Moley Digger is especially easy to use for digging holes for Construction Pilings or even Engineering Soil Sampling.  There are also many uses for the Digger such as in landscaping, which includes digging holes for plants, tree posts, mail boxes and drain holes.  Because of the Holey Moley Digger’s unique design it can dig holes to depths to 20 feet or more.  This allows for soil sampling, and for installing geothermal wells for small green houses.   The Holey-Moley Digger is ideal for any situation where deep, straight, uniform holes are desirable.


Vacuum Assisted Fence Post Hole Digger


Cat 6 Tools Applications – Post Hole Diggers


Cat 6 Tools Applications – Shallow Wells

Holey-Moley Digger Applications include digging shallow well holes.  Shallow wells 6-inches in diameter 15 to 20 feet deep are easy to do.  The digger is ideal for sinking holes in compact clay, hardpan, sandy clay, and gravel soils.  When using a Holey-Moley Reamer a standard 6-inch hole is easy to enlarge to 8-inches, 10-inches or 12-inches.  When larger diameter holes, the volume of dirt to remove is normally difficult, however, with the shop vacuum, this becomes easy.  Standard 6-inch diameter holes are easy to enlarge to 8-inches using the 8″ EZ Reamer.


Cache Storage Tube Burial

The Holey-Moley Digger can easily dig holes for cache tube burial. This is one of the most under utilized Cat 6 Tools Application.  Holes as deep as 20 feet and up to 12 inches in diameter are easy to dig with Holey-Moley Diggers and Reamers.  The digger is ideal for sinking holes in compact clay, hardpan, sandy clay, and gravel soils   The 6-inch hole can be increased in size to 8-inches for an 8-inch casing using the EZ Reamer. The 8-inch hole is ideal for any Do-It-Yourself cache tube kits.  Standard 6-inch diameter holes can be reamed to 8, 10 and 12 inches with our Holey-Moley Reamers.

When burying and hiding cache tubes, surface disturbance becomes a major issues. Therefore minimizing site footprint is of prime importance.  The only way to do this is to bury your tube in a vertical hole.  This also has the advantage of reducing the amount of soil to remove by two-thirds.   In addition, by using a shop vacuum, all the soil that is removed is contained so as not to visually contaminate the site.  This makes hiding the site much easier.

Holey-Moley Digger Applications
Lowering a typical 6″ Cache Tube into an 8″ hole


Cat 6 Tools Applications – Construction Pilings

Construction Pilings are one of the Cat 6 Tools Applications. The Holey-Moley Digger vacuum assisted hole digger is an ideal tool for digging holes for concrete forms.  Therefore, Hole-Moley Digger is perfect for Sonotubes, Quik-Tubes, and  Sakrete Concrete Form Tubes. As a result the most common tubes easily fit  into 6-inch to12-inch holes dug with the Holey-Moley Digger.  When footings require a minimum disturbance of the ground, the Holey-Moley Digger is the ideal tool.  The vacuum container captures the dirt so the digging process disturbs only a small foot print around the hole that is slightly larger than the diameter of the hole.

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6-inch diameter hole dug with Holey Moley Digger and enlarged to 12-inches with Holey Moley Reamer


Dig Deep, Straight, Concentric Holes
The Digger produces deep, straight, uniform holes 4-6″ in diameter.


Cat 6 Tools Applications – Engineering Soil Sampling

Another under utilized Cat 6 Tools Applications of the Holey Moley DIgger is soil sampling.  It is easy to dig holes 4 to 6-inches in diameter with full containment of the soil sample.  In addition, the light weight of the digger and the portable engine driven vacuum system make the unit ideal for quick sampling of soils in construction environments.


Soils with Mixed Gravel, Clay, and Sand are easy to remove with a Holey Moley Digger

Landscaping & Post Holes

Using the Holey-Moley Digger for digging post holes 4 to 6-inches in diameter is an ideal example of Cat 6 Tools Application.  As a result, these holes are ideal for most landscape post needs.  Consequently, the Holey-Moley Post Hole Digger works well for digging holes for decks, fences, plants and drain holes. Likewise, the Holey-Moley Digger is ideal for other applications such as signs, mail boxes, and even small trees.

Mining Core Sampling

Many prospectors enjoy a key Cat 6 Tools Application of can using the Holey-Moley Post Hole Digger for sampling below overburden.  Consequently, fast sampling to depths of 15 to 20 feet saves bringing in costly heavy equipment. As a result of the vacuum system the Holey-Moley digging process catches all the soil and gravel into the vacuum container.