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
Depends on your physical strenght
Answered by: Hans
Date published: 2017-12-06

What is the diameter of the auget bit, and is it the same diameter as the plugs?

Is the chuck diameter on the holding end of the auget approximately 1/2 inch?
Asked by: Judge
3 inches
Answered by: Hans
Date published: 2017-12-06

What is the drill power needed to do the job ?

Asked by: Mongs
I use a 3/8 cordless Ryobi but you can use any drill. I would caution using too powerful a drill as you need to go fairly slow because if you hit roots, stones, etc., you might bend the auger or hurt yourself.
Answered by: Papa
Date published: 2017-11-01

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
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Customer Reviews

24 in. Planting Auger is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 107.
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 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 At first this Planting Auger was disappointing. Our soil is full of river rocks and for planting... At first this Planting Auger was disappointing. Our soil is full of river rocks and for planting long root plants I would run into a large rock stopping my progress. Then I need to dig a post hole. Well I grabbed the Auger and worked the rocks out of the post hole. Works great. Not what it was intended for but I am happy with this product
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A must if you plan to use an in ground... A must if you plan to use an in ground ultrasonic pest unit for moles or gophers. Don't use a battery powered drill, but a corded electric one. A planting auger will save you hours of digging a rather large deep hole to set these units below ground. Great for fall bulb planting and other planting uses.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from planting in colorado clay THIS AUGER IS A DREAM!! Nothing is more defeating than digging into colorado's hard clay soil. Sometimes it is slightly hydrated hard. Impossible to get a shovel into. Other places it can be bone dry, rock hard. With this auger I can put. plants in the ground again! What a joy!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Clearly this auger is made of very cheap steel, for... Clearly this auger is made of very cheap steel, for it bent on my third attempt in very soft ground. Thankfully I was given my money back when I returned the item. And the search for a high quality auger continues...
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product make it so easy for planting lots of plants every year. I would recommend this to ... Great product make it so easy for planting lots of plants every year. I would recommend this to any gardener. I use it for vegetables and flowers and anything else I plant. Easy to use and cleans up with water.
Date published: 2017-07-25
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