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
$ 15 98 /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

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Name Roto Driller 9 in. x 1.75 in. Dia Garden Auger 24 in. Planting Auger 24 in. Planting Auger
Brand Lewis Tools Ames Ames
Ratings (41) (135) (51)
Garden Center Tool Type Digging Bar Auger Auger
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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
2 1/2"
Answered by: Matt
Date published: 2018-04-16

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: 2018-04-26

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: 2018-04-26
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Customer Reviews

24 in. Planting Auger is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 135.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ROOTS DO NOT AUGUR WELL FOR THIS AUGER-USE THE DRILL MOTOR CLUTCH TO AVOID DAMAGE This planting auger could be a real time saver, however some limitations were evident, upon use. The shaft of the auger, especially at the reduced section where it is chucked into the drill motor, is a VERY soft material. When used in soft dirt with no rocks and/or roots it performed as expected creating a number of holes in no time at all, with little expenditure of effort. However, upon contact with a root growing in the garden (from some intrusive trees nearby) the auger stopped rather abruptly, and the full torque of the drill motor put a bend in the shaft. Note, when using this auger, use the auxiliary handle supplied with your drill motor, to avoid wrist injury it the auger binds or hits a root/rock. It would also be a good idea (it seems so clear NOW) to use the drill motor in the "driver" mode, with the slip clutch adjusted to slip if rocks and or roots are encountered. When it doesn't encounter foreign objects in the soil, progress is fast and easy.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great auger and good for mixing too Each year I plant a dozen or more trees from cuttings and digging holes with a post hole digger is hard work. The soil here is a mix of clay and sand and is initially almost as hard as concrete, but then breaks down to dry sand that is difficult do get out of the hole. The auger, when attached to a cordless drill has no trouble cutting into the soil very quickly, but has the same problem as the post hole digger with dry sand staying in the hole. With a little water added the wet sand is easily thrown clear. The auger makes an 8 inch hole in just a few seconds.I have used it with both 3/8 and 1/2 inch drills though the bigger drill works more quickly with its extra power. After seeing how the auger works on dry soil I realized I could use it to mix powders. The soil here has almost no humus, so I always have to add home produced compost for plants to thrive. For large batches I use my cement mixer, but if I only need 50 lbs it is much more convenient to use the auger to mix in the compost.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you are planting flowers, or planting a garden, You NEED one of these! This IS a tool everyone... If you are planting flowers, or planting a garden, You NEED one of these! This IS a tool everyone needs. I planted 350 bulbs, in record time. All the soil I drilled in was un-touched by a tiller, or spade. It's truly amazing what this auger can do. I used a cordless drill on all the holes that I drilled. I do Caution the operator on any "rooted" or "Stoney" areas. You need to either put your drill on "one or two clicks," of clutch, if you have clutched-drill. The best advise I can give is: when drilling in rooted areas, try to hold the base of the drill in between your knees. The drill runs in the "clockwise" rotation, it will torque to you left knee and thigh. If you don't do this, when you hit a root, or rocks, the twist can sprain your wrist, or possibly break it. (you can't let go of the trigger quick enough)
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This worked very well for creating holes for grass plugs. Until it broke. Drilled roughly 100 ho... This worked very well for creating holes for grass plugs. Until it broke. Drilled roughly 100 holes before the drill shank (the short end with flats that you insert into the drill) sheared off of the shaft. I was drilling into compacted top-soil, not that hard. On occasion I would hit a buried rock, which I would not try to auger past once I hit it - but you can't avoid hitting them if they're there. Snagging occasional roots and rocks would tend to bend the shaft over time, which made it wobble. I suppose the shaft bending might make it less likely to wrench the drill out of your hands, but I would rather the shaft be stronger/ more durable. I did like the long shaft so that I did not have to bend over while working. If the shaft was somewhat thicker/stronger, this would be an excellent tool. If you only use it in soft soil with no rocks or roots, this would be fine.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Saver Works really well even on really hard ground. Dug a 24” deep hole for a clothesline using my dewalt corded drill.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for bulbs as well as a pilot hole for post digging! Made digging the post hole only take... Perfect for bulbs as well as a pilot hole for post digging! Made digging the post hole only take about 2 minutes with manual hole digger, and a lot less effort!
Date published: 2018-05-15
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 Used to dig holes to plant St. Augustine plugs. Worked like champ with a 1/2 variable speed drill... Used to dig holes to plant St. Augustine plugs. Worked like champ with a 1/2 variable speed drill. The hex head at the top that connects it to the drill kept it from.slipping.
Date published: 2018-05-08
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