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43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit

  • Powerful 43cc 2 cycle engine for maximum performance
  • Heavy duty direct gear drive with solid steel drive shaft
  • Equipped with 8 in. bit. Ready to use out of the box
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Product Overview

The Powermate Earth Auger gives you the power to drill holes for decks, fence posts, tree planting and more. It features a 43cc engine with a bit speed up to 317 RPM for quick, efficient drilling. This hardworking machine includes an 8 in. drill bit for supreme drilling capacity. It is outfitted with a manual recoil easy start fuel delivery system that allows for quick starting ability and a translucent fuel tank that lets you easily keep an eye on fuel levels.
  • Assembled dimension: 11 in. W x 26 in. D x 48 in. H
  • Bit turns at a maximum of 317 RPM to move earth quickly and easily
  • 1.3 ft. lb. of torque makes easy work of boring holes for fence installation, tree and bulb planting and other outdoor needs
  • Manual startup provides reliability
  • Works with augers from 6 in. to 8 in. in diameter for versatile auger uses
  • Includes 8 in. bit
  • 2-cycle, 43cc engine provides powerful, efficient performance
  • California residents

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FeaturesAntivibration,Ice Auger Conversion Capable,Rust Resistant,Translucent Fuel TankAntivibration Handle,Assembly Required,Translucent Fuel Tank,Variable SpeedAntivibration,Rust Resistant,Translucent Fuel TankBrushless Motor,Replaceable Cutting Blade,Self-Feeding,Variable Speed
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Specifications

Dimensions

Handle Length (in.)
26
Maximum auger diameter accommodated (in.)
8
Minimum auger diameter accommodated (in.)
6
Product Depth (in.)
26
Product Height (in.)
48
Product Width (in.)
11 in

Details

Antivibration
No
Auger Type
Earth Auger
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Clutch
Centrifugal
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Condition
New
Engine Cycles
2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
43
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
1.3
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Features
Antivibration Handle,Assembly Required,Translucent Fuel Tank,Variable Speed
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.32
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gear Ratio
30:1
Housing Material
Aluminum
Ice auger conversion capable
No
Maximum revolutions per minute (rpm)
317
Operation
One person
Powerhead Type
Consumer
Product Weight (lb.)
35
Recommended Oil Type
2-cycle engine oil that meets or exceeds JASO-FC specifications
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
30-Day
Rust Resistant
No
Start Type
Recoil Start
Translucent fuel tank
Yes
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant,EPA Safer-Choice Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year limited

Questions & Answers

68Questions34Answers

Where can I purchase parts for this? I need to replace the fuel tank. Mine cracked.

Asked by Mike June 7, 2020
4
Answers

Please contact Product Services at 1-800-737-2112 for assistance with your replacement part needs.

How is this machine when used with wet soil/dirt.

Asked by As40 May 18, 2020
4
Answers

My dirt was was compact, moist soil in Iowa for fence post. I would think it would work ok in wet dirt. It is a powerful motor.

What is the auger bits shank size ? ie 1/2, 7/8 etc.

Asked by LUBjac88 May 9, 2020
2
Answers

The Powermate PEA438 Earth Auger has an output shaft that is approximately 7/8” (21.9mm) in diameter.

What is the output shaft on this powerhead?

Asked by rahill0103 May 6, 2020
1
Answer

The Powermate PEA438 Earth Auger has an output shaft that is approximately 7/8” (21.9mm) in diameter.

Where are you buy extensions for this auger? I need at least a 20" extension. HD has been 100% US...

Asked by dd April 21, 2020
1
Answer

The Powermate PEA438 Earth Auger has been tested and qualified with the standard 8” Auger bit that is provided with the unit. Any use of an aftermarket extension or bit is entirely at the risk of the consumer. That being said, there are extensions and bits on the market manufactured by others that may work. Our power head has an output shaft that measures approximately 7/8” (21.9mm). It is machined to accept a 10mm bolt to attach the auger bit. An aftermarket extension or bit must fit this application. Keep in mind that a sloppy fit and the use of an aftermarket extension may cause an unstable work condition and could ultimately result in damage to the earth auger power head and/or personal injury.

Very difficult to start

Asked by Jgrazel April 5, 2020
5
Answers

I had the same problem. I took mine back to Home Depot and got my money back. Got a blister from pulling out so much.

How does this auger handle clay?

Asked by LC87 March 20, 2020
5
Answers

It is ok with dirt and clay not so great with rock

Can this be used for ice fishing

Asked by WolfShade76 February 17, 2020
6
Answers

Wow! I’ve never been I’ve fishing so I’m not sure but this is a fairly light weight auger compared to ones I’ve used in the past. Perhaps if you began the hole with a hammer and pick, and with sufficient downward pressure exerted, it would work. Our ground here is very hard, red clay beginning at 5 inches deep and it easily drilled through that. Hope this helps!

what size is shaft? will it accept 3/4" auger bit

Asked by larry October 24, 2019
2
Answers

I bought 7/8 extension because of the above answer...it did not fit...

Whats the Depth of the hole i can go ?

Asked by Jc October 15, 2019
4
Answers

Once I got it running I was able to dig a hole a little deeper than 36".

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.8
    out of 488 reviews
  • 78% recommend this product
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A BIG disappointment
This auger does dig well in average or even a little rocky soil. However, the challenge is getting it to start. We bought premixed fuel, follow all of the start up instructions and it still won’t start it’s only after 20-25 minutes of trying that it will finally start. I have used it to dig 12 and I would not recommend it to anyone.
by Brad79
3 people found this helpful
1st one I bought did 6 holes and then it copped out took it back with no problem traded it for an...
1st one I bought did 6 holes and then it copped out took it back with no problem traded it for another 1 works great no issues so far love it.
by Wildman687
1 person found this helpful
The portable yet powerful yard scapers dream
I bought this thing for 1 man operation because our 2 man earthquake auger is crazy heavy. I love the portability of this thing. Throw it over your shoulder and jump on the 4 wheeler to get it there quickly. The lightweight 2 stroke has lots of power in combination with the gear ratio of the gear box. It exceeded expectations and I even did a youtube review and comparison between this and the earthquake!You can see that video by copying and pasting https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=btXCJ3LaMdw
by Fatstacks
3 people found this helpful
COMPLETE PIECECOF TRASH
Ive owned about 6 of these in the ast 3 years. I put the price of this into my jobs and pretty much throw them away when im done. If your not working in sandy conditions with a blow value ess than 5 its just garbage. Clay, gravel of amy kind this is a waste of time. Its ashme becuase i dont think ive gotten more than twenty hoes out of thus auger befre they break down on me. It overheats about every 2 to 3 holes and I have to keep taking breaks. Yep here she is in the picture taking a break so she can cool down before I drill my third hole.
by KingdomConstruction
3 people found this helpful
Used to drill fence post holes. Easy to use, powerful tool. Takes some getting used to but would ...
Used to drill fence post holes. Easy to use, powerful tool. Takes some getting used to but would recommend 100%
by McBentleson
Earth auger easy to use, heavy duty, and only took me one hour to dig 25 post holes. Well worth t...
Earth auger easy to use, heavy duty, and only took me one hour to dig 25 post holes. Well worth the investment...
by Compromisos
1 person found this helpful
Great quality tool , easy to start and easy to handle; as expected, if the ground where the hole...
Great quality tool , easy to start and easy to handle; as expected, if the ground where the hole is being dug has good size rocks & roots, it will not go through. Auger cannot get through roots or vines or lattice root systems. It's great to get the job started, but one needs manual power digger & other tools to get through larger rocks & roots. I had 48 holes to dig, many went rather smoothly and the others needed more manual labor. It was a very valuable tool to get through this big digging job. Just be careful that you hold the auger firmly against your hip/body to prevent kickbacks that will give you black & blues...
by JP
2 people found this helpful
Been pleased with it, digging holes for fencing and has been a great help.
Been pleased with it, digging holes for fencing and has been a great help.
by Digger
The drill didn't work. I tried it on multiple...
The drill didn't work. I tried it on multiple locations. The engine would not turn through the dirt. I had to return it and buy a good old fashion post hole digger and post hole bar.
by HomeDepotCustomer
4 people found this helpful
Assembly was easy. Dug right down to the handles. You do need to pull it out of the hole a few ...
Assembly was easy. Dug right down to the handles. You do need to pull it out of the hole a few times to clear the dirt out, bu I knew that would need to be done. Ten times better than the manual post hole digger, I'm too old for that thing.
by rrau
6 people found this helpful
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