Model # 2917500

Internet #206297060

Store SKU #1001510128

Ames 24 in. Planting Auger
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Ames

24 in. Planting Auger

  • 2-3/4 in. Dia bulb auger attaches to standard drills
  • Easy to use from an upright position
  • Durable steel construction
$1497 /each
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Product Overview

  • 2-3/4 in. Dia bulb auger attaches to standard drills
  • Easy to use from an upright position
  • Durable steel construction
The Ames Planting Auger makes planting bulbs and annuals quick and easy from an upright position. Measuring 2-3/4 in. Dia, this tool attaches to your power drill to eliminate the tediousness of manually digging plant holes. Constructed with steel, this bulb-planting time-saver is built to perform for many seasons of use.
  • Versatile tool is ideal for planting bulbs, seedlings and grass plugs
  • Planting auger has a durable all-steel construction with a rustproof finish
  • Measures 24 in. long for adequate reach from an upright position
  • Tighten drill chuck to secure auger and let your power drill do the digging
  • Protected by a 15-year limited warranty
  • Get inspired and receive special offers -- join The Home Depot Garden Club

Product Overview

  • 2-3/4 in. Dia bulb auger attaches to standard drills
  • Easy to use from an upright position
  • Durable steel construction
Model #: 2917500
Sku #: 1001510128
Internet #: 206297060

The Ames Planting Auger makes planting bulbs and annuals quick and easy from an upright position. Measuring 2-3/4 in. Dia, this tool attaches to your power drill to eliminate the tediousness of manually digging plant holes. Constructed with steel, this bulb-planting time-saver is built to perform for many seasons of use.

  • Versatile tool is ideal for planting bulbs, seedlings and grass plugs
  • Planting auger has a durable all-steel construction with a rustproof finish
  • Measures 24 in. long for adequate reach from an upright position
  • Tighten drill chuck to secure auger and let your power drill do the digging
  • Protected by a 15-year limited warranty
  • Get inspired and receive special offers -- join The Home Depot Garden Club

Specifications

Dimensions

Handle Length (in.)
24.02
Product Depth (in.)
2.77
Product Height (in.)
24.02
Product Width (in.)
2.77

Details

Garden Center Tool Type
Auger
Handle Material
Steel
Product Weight (lb.)
.86lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
15 Years

Specifications

Dimensions

Handle Length (in.)
24.02
Product Depth (in.)
2.77
Product Height (in.)
24.02
Product Width (in.)
2.77

Details

Garden Center Tool Type
Auger
Handle Material
Steel
Product Weight (lb.)
.86lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
15 Years

Questions & Answers

I have a lot of roots in my soil. will the auger cut through roots?

Asked by: adam
I did not find it to be possible for me. I was trying to use this to dig holes in soil that had a lot of sapling and other plant roots and I nearly broke my wrist when the auger jammed and spun my drill. Maybe if your roots were very small it could work, but I don't have much confidence in this auger for soil that is not already soft and broken up (it would probably work for planting bulbs in a well-tilled garden).
Answered by: TomB
Date published: 2017-10-13

Could I use this as a root feeder for trees

Could I use this as a root feeder for trees
Asked by: Angela
It is a little wider for that but could work with larger trees.
Answered by: SteveVA
Date published: 2017-09-15

Will this work for drilling in sand for an umbrella?

Will this work for drilling in sand for an umbrella?
Asked by: tebu58
Yes
Answered by: GR
Date published: 2017-07-15

can i make a perfect hole in loose soil

can it be easy for a 12 v drill too
Asked by: coolc1234
Yes
Answered by: GR
Date published: 2017-07-15
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Customer Reviews

24 in. Planting Auger is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 91.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only drilled one hole so far, into thick clay soil. Drilled about 2" deep each time then pulled t... Only drilled one hole so far, into thick clay soil. Drilled about 2" deep each time then pulled the auger out to get the clay off. Repeated this until hole was 20" deep. Very pleased.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This worked perfectly for digging holes for my plants. Occasionally I hit rocks that I did not re... This worked perfectly for digging holes for my plants. Occasionally I hit rocks that I did not realize were below the soil, but it did not break, the drill just stopped. Once this caused it to become dislodged from my drill so I just inserted it again and continued. This worked much better than I expected and I would highly recommend it. Plus I never knew I had so many rocks under my garden. It also works well for very short garden fencing.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love have this auger as it makes some jobs easier and less messy. I use it for bulb transplants... I love have this auger as it makes some jobs easier and less messy. I use it for bulb transplants and to till the soil in my large pots and smaller raised gardens. It makes small-scale tiling easy as I am not shoveling dirt everywhere. For ground soil, I have some pretty thick and rocky clay. I have only used this in moist clay and haven't hit any big rocks. It handles small rocks well. I sharpened the bottom edge of the spiral blade with my bench grinder so it cuts through roots more easily. I see there are a lot of bad reviews for this. If you are using it for fence posts or on too high of a speed, I can see why it will break. This item is not that expensive and it is not a durable as a big post-hole auger so don't expect too much out of it. Much of the reason for this auger's length is to save your back, not dig post holes. I recommend using a low speed on your drill to help not only your wrist but the auger as well.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I needed to tunnel under a 5' sidewalk. I added a 6' extension and was able to auger through to ... I needed to tunnel under a 5' sidewalk. I added a 6' extension and was able to auger through to the other side without any problem.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this auger. Used to transplant plants, bulbs, even to drill holes for trellis supports. Love this auger. Used to transplant plants, bulbs, even to drill holes for trellis supports.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use this auger to dig holes for a trellis. This auger work well even on rocky soil. Used a 1/2 ... I use this auger to dig holes for a trellis. This auger work well even on rocky soil. Used a 1/2 in drill so I had plenty of power.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This item is sturdy and exceeded my expectations. I bought it to drill 12 inch holes for T-posts ... This item is sturdy and exceeded my expectations. I bought it to drill 12 inch holes for T-posts and it was so easy. I could have even dug the holes deeper, probably up to 24 inches if I needed to. The guys at the Home Depot store told me to use a T post driver but I figured there must be a better way even though I know very little about tools and things. Upon researching, I found this which is much, much easier and cheaper. I'm a 66 year old woman and don't have the desire to ruin my shoulders using that very heavy post driver and banging it down from overhead. I just wet the ground and drilled the holes with this. I may never have to dig another hole in the ground again , I'll just drill them!
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved the day! Used this item, NOT for what it was intended. I realize that this auger is to plant bulbs, however, I used it to finish out (2) 24" post holes. Started the post holes with a shovel and then switched to the drill with this auger to go deeper and form out the post hole. Only issue I had was the auger would come loose from the drill, but pretty sure that's due to using a cheap drill.
Date published: 2017-05-30
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