Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 10
Rated 4 out of 5Â by cuda24 Careful around roots and rocks
Does what it does and does it well. Just be careful drilling down in areas with lots of tree roots and large rocks. Catch your auger up on those more than a few times and the stem will shear right off the drill bit. I ripped through my first one in an hour but was able to exchange it no problem. Using the second one a bit more carefully has made a big difference.
November 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JimmyB Amazing time saver
We used to plant bulbs with a trowel on hands and knees. This year, with the auger, we planted 85 bulbs in about fifteen minutes, and then helped our neighbor with hers. It can also be used to break up the soil, at least as long as the drill battery holds up. This is a great tool.
December 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Dave66 Works Great even with bit extension
I have been using this with a 16" bit extension to bore drainage holes through the compacted clay fill used when grading my lot for home construction. Boring down into the original grade and topsoil allows proper drainage for my plantings. It has held up while subjected to much severe use in the hard compacted clay. I am completely satisfied.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bulldog Hound Dog Steel Planting Auger
I bought this auger to fertilize my trees. It worked perfect. This auger drilled perfect holes for the fertilizer plus 18" deep. Great product and great quality. Good price and speedy shipping.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Randy This product does what it was designed to do.
The auger cut my planting time by 75 percent. I learned several things while using the auger. It will not drill holes in loose soil, so if you have new soil, you have to let it get wet and then dry so the hole you drill will keep it's shape. I waited until my new soil got rained on, then I drilled new holes without a problem.
Secondly, there is an advantage in using a drill with variable speed since you need to start a hole at a slow speed, then increase the speed. Sometimes, without a variable speed, a drill at full speed could twist the drill out of your hand upon initial contact with the soil. While I did not have this problem, it could happen to some unsuspecting individuals.
Lastly, the auger's design would be enhanced if the tip of the auger shaft be modified like a drill bit so it would not spin should the auger come into contact with more compact soil that causes greater resistance as the auger spins. Of course, as always, you need to be aware of coming into contact with roots from nearby plants.
The auger is well worth the price, it drills holes just as it was designed to do, I love the product, and it is now a piece of equipment I'll always use.
November 19, 2013