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    i was thinking of getting one cuz my back kills me from putting those flags in. has anyone tried the flag insertion tool made by Presco?

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    Default Re: Flag Insertion Tool

    Do you have a link for this tool?

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    Default Re: Flag Insertion Tool

    You still have to bend over to put the flag in the ground. Those tools are handy if the ground is super hard but more than not it's just more shit to carry.

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    i did not even know there was such a tool???????????? duh!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Flag Insertion Tool

    Do you guys have to flag all locates (other than pavement etc of course) ? We use 2 ft wood stakes for stuff in the deep grass etc, but no flags.

    I can see how bending over to push in small flags all day would indeed wear out your back.
    (May you live in interesting times)

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    We are required to flag all locates. And yes flagging is a back killer. Especially with the plastic shafted flags.

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    i originally thought that the insertion tool shot the flags into the ground. the more i think about it their has to be a way to fabricate a flag gun that could hold 20 flags or so and shoot them into the groung using compressed CO2???

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    patent that idea dude..........it's yours ....take off with it.....i like it personally.....
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    Default Re: Flag Insertion Tool

    That is the same inserter that I have the only thing I dont like about it is the tip is very easy to bend in hard ground

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    With the current forecast for our area I think I'm gonna have to break out my flag insertion tool soon(cordless drill).

    I really hate frozen ground.

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    Default Re: Flag Insertion Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy View Post
    We are required to flag all locates. And yes flagging is a back killer. Especially with the plastic shafted flags.
    The older I get, the more my back kills me. I have always took pride in making my locate look very professional, ( flagging every other mark, making sure the flags are in the ground good so that they don't fall over with a gust of wind etc.) Nowadays, my plastic flags are usually just laying on the ground when I'm done with the locate because it kills my back to bend over so much. I'm surprised my elbow isn't falling off by now from throwing millions of flags in the ground.

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    Default Re: Flag Insertion Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    The older I get, the more my back kills me. I have always took pride in making my locate look very professional, ( flagging every other mark, making sure the flags are in the ground good so that they don't fall over with a gust of wind etc.) Nowadays, my plastic flags are usually just laying on the ground when I'm done with the locate because it kills my back to bend over so much. I'm surprised my elbow isn't falling off by now from throwing millions of flags in the ground.
    Stop crying. Getting old isn't for pussie*.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Stop crying. Getting old isn't for pussie*.

    Suck it up ... OR

    I am waiting for a pneumatic one. One that can take a duck on the fly down.

    Also would be great for fending off dogs and nosey people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessionalLocator View Post
    I am waiting for a pneumatic one. One that can take a duck on the fly down.

    Also would be great for fending off dogs and nosey people.
    You might wanna invest in some steel toed work boots, PL. Just sayin.

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