How to Dig a Hole: Pro Tips

The easiest and most accurate way to dig postholes

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer, 2-lb.
  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Posthole digger
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Tile spade

You'll also need a digging bar, shovel, stringline, and leather gloves

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Wooden stakes
  • Plastic tarp
  • Small nails
  • Permanent marker