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Post hole borer on Lour Estate , Forfar
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No: 2933   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1965
Post hole borer on Lour Estate , Forfar

Photograph courtesy of Leslie Phillip, Perth, showing a Jonsered saw with post hole borer attachment.

Note the line wire dispenser in the distance behind the post lying on the ground. The cross arms of the dispenser with upright pegs held the coil of wire securely as it rotated on the base plate when the wire was pulled out along the fence by hand.

Any detail of this borer tool attachment would be very welcome.
Picture added on 09 April 2015
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This machine was a vast improvement on the heavy pinch bar for making post holes, that was until it struck a tree root then the operator was given a few spins around it before being thrown of his feet.

Added by Leslie Phillip on 02 June 2015.
The wire dispenser in the background was made by the local blacksmith the base is a metal land wheel from a Ransomes plough, this meant wire could be pulled over long distances by one person, a heavy stone was often placed on top to create drag as the weight of the roll of wire became lighter.

Added by Leslie Phillip on 05 March 2016.
Another photograph of the Jonsered post hole borer has been added as a PDF.

Can anyone remember if it was a 651 or a 751?

This was used on large fencing projects on Lour Estate in the 1960's.

Added by Norman Davidson on 17 September 2016.
It is a Jonesereds 751.

Added by on 15 February 2017.
Note the flat top iron wheeled barrow in the distant background this was hand made by the head forester in the early 1950s to stand on to gain height when driving in the fence posts.

Added by Leslie Phillip on 24 February 2018.
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