Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 31
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MagicBill Great for Planting Bulbs
My wife and I planted over 70 tulip bulbs last fall and this tool made the work a lot easier. I drilled right through the landscape cloth and my wife dropped in the bulb and we covered it up.
The half-moon bed turned out great. The other bed the chipmunks and deer had a feast. We need to replace the bulbs that were eaten by critters.
May 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave66 Not just for planting bulbs!
This product is excellent quality and has been sucessfully used to:
1. With two drill extensions worked great to run wires for Low Voltage Landscape lights under walks.
2. Drilled neat tight holes in compacted soil to install PVC garden trellis eliminating the need to risk damage by driving them in or needing to dig large holes.
3. Perfect size holes to install high rise sprinklers for my irrigation system, I did not need to dig large holes ,18" deep and worry about the sprinkler heads getting out of plumb when compacting the soil around them.
4. Drilled holes to provide deep irrigation to trees and shrubs.
5. Next spring I plan to actually use it to plant something.
June 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Duchess Didn't work for what I wanted.
The shank on this is round so it slips inside the drill. I will need to file it down flat in some places so the drill can hold it. Otherwise it slips anytime there is any resistance like a root or rock in the ground. The soil I was trying to drill holes in is mostly GA clay, and had a fair number of roots and rocks in it. This did not work for my needs at all. After several tries I could not get a single hole that was worth using and had to resort to using a shovel to plant my bulbs. This may work better in softer ground or when I get a file to alter the shank.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EagleII Excellent
Though it was purchased to aerate the front and back lawns.. we have found it to be a multipurpose tool ... Houston has been in semi-drought again this year and it loosened packed soil in a matter of minutes in our garden beds. Also had the need to install a new ground rod... and this tool gave us almost a 3 foot head start by boring a nice neat hole in place that allowed us to work the rod down to depth quite easily. The pre drilled hole acted as a guide for the rod. I'd buy another just in case.. but no need to, it also comes with a lifetime
Joe O. Inside the Loop, Houston, TX
September 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by stoneer3 I bought it
I bought it because i wanted one to help dig postholes. I haven't used it yet.
January 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by stormpilgrim Good auger, but needs small improvement
I've used this auger a few times to drill some drain holes for some plants through lousy, clay soil. You have to take it a couple inches at a time in clay. The improvement they need to make is to make the butt end hexagonal so the drill chuck has something to hold onto. In tough soil, the shaft can slip if the chuck isn't really tight. I suppose with a few minutes and a flat file, that problem could be fixed.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maintenceman01 real time saver
used to replace sprinkler heads, worked great, also drilled a tunnel under sidewalk for electrical conduit, saved a lot of time and sweat
October 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MagicBill Makes bulb planting easy
My wife and I planted over 6 dozen tulip bulbs using this tool and a cordless drill. I read the reviews and ground four flat spots on the end of the shaft where it chucks into the drill. That pretty well took care of the spinning bit problem others have mentioned. We made short work of our bulb planting and my wife appreciated this with her bad back. It even dug through the landscape cloth we had placed down in the garden!
I also plan on using this auger next year to drill under the sidewalk to put in conduits for drip irrigation and electrical. Once you square the shaft to prevent it spinning in the chuck, it works well and is a reasonable value. It digs fast in Tennessee clay. It is a time saver for bulb planting and for that I give it five stars (after my modification).
November 1, 2011