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
$1598 /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 (39) (131) (19)
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 131.
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 1 out of 5 by from First time I used it, it got caught on some landscape fabric and bent. Took it back and the next ... First time I used it, it got caught on some landscape fabric and bent. Took it back and the next day, tried to dig a hole and the part in the drill broke clean off the rest. Will look for something stronger
Date published: 2018-04-16
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This auger makes planting bulbs extremely easy! It used to... This auger makes planting bulbs extremely easy! It used to take hours for planting fall bulbs... now it takes less than one hour.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fence Posts I used this to dig two 4x4 fence post holes in Austin, TX rocky soil. After pounding the old two handled digger for 20 minutes and backing that up with a pick, I was making slow progress. Lots of small to 6" rocks were impeding my progress. So I got fed up, went to Home Depot and bought this gem. It worked well, tripled my progress time and relieved my 63 year old back and shoulders from having to pound rock infested soil. It's good for small projects, but if I were going to dig more than 5 or 10 post holes I'd rent or buy a gas powered rig.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used it for variety of use cases and it really helps and increase productivity. I used it to pl... I used it for variety of use cases and it really helps and increase productivity. I used it to plant bulbs in hard clay soil(moist) with lots of roots and rocks. Be careful to use it in thick root area and you might hurt your wrist. Try to keep the drill base between your knee to support it. Although my auger broke right from top, when it got stuck in 1.5" root. You may use it for weeding, tilling soil, composting.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Though this tool is a neat concept, it falls short... Though this tool is a neat concept, it falls short when it comes to clay, hard soil. In the end, I had better results the old fashioned way...just using a shovel. However, I can foresee using this tool to till my garden beds between seasons though my stand-up cultivator does a fine job.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from When attached to a drill it works well for drilling holes in the ground for small plants. I just... When attached to a drill it works well for drilling holes in the ground for small plants. I just wish the auger was a little wider to make a larger hole for 1 gallon potted plants. I've only had it a week so I don't know whether it will rust over time.
Date published: 2018-02-06
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