Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JR Works as advertised
Easy to assemble. Works as advertised. Shipped as advertised. Just a little on the heavy side, but knew that because it is a 4 cycle engine. After 25 holes, we bent the knife blade on the 4" auger and Earthquake replaced the auger promptly. We drilled 45 holes in clay and rock and it did just fine. Some of the rockier holes we had to use the spud bar to finish drilling the hole. One of the easiest starting engines I have. Would recommend this to anyone.
June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Marmei7 Earthquake auget
Drilled 4 holes. Then died and wouldn't restart. Had to give it back.
July 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by nwilson33 A bit weak.
If you are digging in anything other than sand or top soil good luck...bogs down when it hits clay or chunk rock.
October 6, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by nailedit Auger power head seemed to work fine but auger bit broke on first hole.
The power head was adequate but the auger broke the spring on the first hole and only halfway down. And when trying to get the machine out of the hole the auger shaft broke. Very dissatisfied with the product and want a full refund of the purchase and would like to get instructions on how to return the merchandise.
July 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CCI Average
Useful and does what I need it to do. Recommended!
July 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Swansons work horse, until rocks
after reading other reviews we knew this might not be our saving grace hole digger. In the mountains of WV the soil is very rocky, which is why we were looking for something more than our post hole digger. Worked great but threw us around a bit (I am 5'10", husband is 6'4") but got the hang of it pretty quick. After fighting through 10 holes, #11 finally bent the bolt on the drill piece. We'll replace that and keep using her! Still better than a shovel but wish it was just a bit more sturdy..
July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rainman best powerhead ever.
the powerhead has plenty of tourque,starts easy.very easy to use.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MineralExplorer Great motor, easy start, lots of torque - needs reverse!
This auger head worked well for drilling 70+ 3' holes in sandy soil in the UT desert. It has lots of torque, so much that it managed to shear a stuck 3" auger bit (after a good 15way minutes of trying to free it anyway possible) and bent another when hitting a few large rocks. This however is not the augers fault, more on the quality of the bits. Easy pull start each time - only 2-3 pulls to start it after sitting
out overbight in low temps (teens). The connection between the head and bit (earthquake bit) is loose and could be tighter. It likes to dig and becauuse of this it will bury itself in the ground pretty quick and you wont be able to get it out. Remember, its literally trying to screw itself into the ground, so pull up every few inches dug. It would be ideal if this unit had a reverse, but only high end augers have this. Well worth the price, and its a 4 stroke - no mixing gas and quiet(er) than a 2sweatshirt stroke.
February 18, 2014