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Estwing Paleo/Geo Pick: Alternate Uses


Megalodoodle

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So, I recently received an Estwing geo/paleo pickaxe for Christmas. After its first use I learned that there are many more uses for the tool than tearing up sedimentary exposures. 1. Perfect climbing pick. Ever seen someone climb a sheer cliff in a movie? Well, you can use the paleo pick to climb steep slopes. (Just never cliffs, ALWAYS climb with a rope or don’t climb at all.) 2. Awesome wall mount. Display it on your wall and pretend you’re a gold prospector! Go ahead and share your alternate uses for the Estwing geo/paleo pick.

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Masonry hammer. The chisel-ended type is essentially the same as the ones that bricklayers use.

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Really good on those stubborn pistachios. :P

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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2 hours ago, Megalodoodle said:

So, I recently received an Estwing geo/paleo pickaxe for Christmas.

 

 

Do you have the prospector type pick axe? Send us a photo. At least you can dig a scat hole / latrine.

 

The pick end rock hammer also has lots of uses.

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I have got the chisel and (brick hammer) and almost regret not getting the pick, probably just have to get one of those as well.

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Nimravis

The pick portion is great for getting popcorn kernels out of your teeth.

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Megalodoodle
On 12/29/2021 at 8:08 PM, DPS Ammonite said:

 

 

Do you have the prospector type pick axe? Send us a photo. At least you can dig a scat hole / latrine.

 

The pick end rock hammer also has lots of uses.

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I got the prospector type pickaxe. Exactly like the one you pictured. I already have the pick-end hammer. Based on what I was able to lift with just the pick-end hammer, this thing (the prospector-type pickaxe you pictured) could probably easily flip pretty large boulders. I could also see it being used to knock down walls for construction on a house.

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TheRocksWillShoutHisGlory

My wife used it as a hint for me to propose... she got me the pick so I'd get her the diamond.

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I use mine as a climbing pick. Honestly I found this tool to be useless in most circumstances. It is great for scree and talus, but does nothing a folding shovel and geo hammer can do.

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