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Old 05-04-2014   #1
 
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Mallet for your sand stake

This may seem pretty trivial but I was wondering what folks use as their mallet/hammer/sledge for sand stakes? I typically take this with me but noticed it can deform the head of the sand stake. Someone on my last trip had a composite mallet but the handle came off.

Anyone use something they are happy with and has held up well?

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Dead Blow hammer. Haven't seen a deformed sand stake using one.
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What do people use for their stakes? I've looked into Tough Stake but I want to buy something that I can use in tough soil as well. Advice? And where do I buy it?


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Dead Blow X2. Remember, these are SAND stakes, not rock stakes.
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This may seem pretty trivial but I was wondering what folks use as their mallet/hammer/sledge for sand stakes? I typically take this with me but noticed it can deform the head of the sand stake. Someone on my last trip had a composite mallet but the handle came off.
Anyone use something they are happy with and has held up well?
A rubber mallet seems to work well and is pretty inexpensive.
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dead blow x 3.
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Rubber mallets are good until they are frozen then they break easily.
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This style is typically around $40.
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A rubber mallet seems to work well and is pretty inexpensive.
My sand stake doesn't have a flat top and I think this is where the issue is. With a rubber mallet it tends to gouge the mallet. I'm thinking that even with a deadblow hammer the same would happen with the plastic/rubber covering on the hammer.
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Until you find the perfect solution you could always get a piece of firewood and put it on the top of the stake, then pound away with either a rock, mallet, 3-lb sledge, can smasher, or whatever.

Or you could just pound it in with a piece of firewood and burn the marred instrument later.

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