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Model # RY40701BTL

40V HP Brushless Cordless Earth Auger with 8 in. Bit (Tool Only)

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  • Over 25 holes per charge using 40V 4Ah battery
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Product Details

About This Product

Make gardening easy with this RYOBI 40V HP Brushless Cordless Earth Auger with 8 in. Bit. This auger is lightweight and quiet, making it easier to use than a gas auger. The brushless motor extends how long the battery lasts between chargers so you can get more done.

Highlights

  • Brushless motor for more power; longer runtime and longer motor life
  • Higher performance, advanced technology
  • 30% more torque than average gas unit
  • Lighter weight with reduced vibration
  • Forward and reverse functions
  • Three speeds for versatility
  • Anti-kickback system
  • Ideal for light cultivation, preparing soil and digging for fences and landscaping
  • Quick connect 8 in. dirt bit
  • Battery and charger not included
  • Works with all Ryobi 40V lithium batteries
  • 5-year tool warranty
  • Return Policy
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Product Information

Internet # 315743111

Model # RY40701BTL

Specifications

Dimensions: H 16.7 in, W 14.9 in, D 32 in

Dimensions

Bit diameter (in.)

8 in

Handle Length (in.)

4.6

Maximum auger diameter accommodated (in.)

8

Minimum auger diameter accommodated (in.)

4

Product Depth (in.)

32 in

Product Height (in.)

16.7 in

Product Width (in.)

14.9 in

Details

Antivibration

No

Auger Type

Earth Auger Powerhead with Bit

Clutch

N/A

Commercial / Residential

Residential

Condition

New

Engine Cycles

Brushless Electric

Engine Displacement (cc)

0

Engine Make

Ryobi Engine

Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)

53.98

Engine Type

Brushless Electric

Features

Adjustable Forward Speed, Assembly Required, Brushless Motor, Electronic Ignition, Ice Auger Conversion Capable, Portable, Power Reverse, Variable Speed

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)

0 gal

Fuel Type

Battery Powered

Gear Ratio

30.85:1

Housing Material

Plastic

Ice auger conversion capable

Yes

Maximum revolutions per minute (rpm)

200

Operation

One person

Power Type

Battery

Powerhead Type

Consumer

Product Weight (lb.)

34 lb

Recommended Oil Type

N/A

Reconditioned

No

Returnable

30-Day

Rust Resistant

Yes

Start Type

Switch

Translucent fuel tank

No

Variable Speed

Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Certified

Manufacturer Warranty

5 Year Limited Tool Warranty

Questions & Answers

110Questions
caret
Q:anyone know what is the bit size? 3/4 or 7/8?
by|May 26, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hello, Dannyboi - The auger comes with an 8-inch earth auger bit that has an 8mm quick connect. If you need further support, then feel free to ask another question. You can also contact us by phone or text at 1.800.525.2579, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or via email when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. This question is from RYOBI 40V HP Brushless Cordless Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger (RY40710).

by|May 29, 2024
    caret
    Q:Switch housing broke need one
    by|May 19, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Hello, Greg - Available replacement parts can be ordered at https://ryobipower.ordertree.com/. If you need further support, then feel free to ask another question. You can also contact us by phone or text at 1.800.525.2579, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or via email when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. This question is from RYOBI 40V HP Brushless Cordless Earth Auger with 8 in. Bit (Tool Only) (RY40701BTL).

    by|May 20, 2024
      caret
      Q:Will this fit on the Ryobi Link rails?
      by|May 14, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hello, Matt - When storing the auger, make sure to remove the bit first. We recommend using the STM805 LINK Utility Hook, which you can read about at this link: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-LINK-Utility-Hook-STM805/317939858. If you need further support, then feel free to ask another question. You can also contact us by phone or text at 1.800.525.2579, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or via email when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. This question is from RYOBI 40V HP Brushless Cordless Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger (RY40710).

      by|May 17, 2024
        caret
        Q:I would like to get a 12" auger bit for this.. (no, 10" wont work) . Are there any compatible 12" bits? Is the quick connect pretty standard among auger bits?
        by|Apr 19, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Hello, Dwdwd - The maximum auger diameter accommodated is 8 inches. If you need further support, then feel free to ask another question. You can also contact us by phone or text at 1.800.525.2579, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or via email when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact.

        by|Apr 24, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5

          • 4.6 out of 703 reviews
          • 89% recommend this product
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          Got sent a used unit
          Paid full price for either a refurb or used and returned unit. Maybe it’s because I used my veterans discount…
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          Hello, Goat2321 - We're very sorry that you received a used product! To get assistance, please contact Home Depot's Customer Support by texting “Support” to 38698, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or by calling 1-800-430-3376, 7 days a week, 6 a.m. - 2 a.m. ET. We hope this helps! And if we can be of any assistance in the future, please let us know at Reviews@RYOBItools.com. RYOBIOutdoorTools
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            Drill is awsome! Delivery person was horrible.
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            1 found this review helpful
            Worked great, poor documentation.
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We dug about 24 fence post holes without issue, it work great. Our soil is mostly sand with some clay mixed in, so that was helpful. I suggest 2 operators for 8" or larger auger bits. The only downside is the poor User Manual.
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              • Recommended
              Easy to put together. Works great for planting flowers. The 8in bit is great for 1 gallon pots and I purchased the 10in augur for larger 3gallon plants
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              Skeptical...but not anymore
              I was skeptical about a battery operated post hole digger. Well, not anymore. This thing made short work of 13 post holes. Now, if you are expecting to encounter roots, I recommend the slow speed of the 2 available. If you hit a root, smaller than say your pinky, yeah, it will cut through it. Anything bigger? It will come to a screeching halt and kick back some towards the left. No harm done, blue light comes on telling you this. Great product, recommended.
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                • Recommended
                5 found this review helpful
                Compacted dirt, clay and rocks…
                I couldn’t be more pleased with the performance of this auger. Surprisingly effective in cutting through compacted dirt, rocks and clay.
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                  • Recommended
                  3 found this review helpful
                  Worth the money
                  This is surprisingly a great bang for the buck! We have very hard compacted clay mixed with big chunks of sandstone in our yard that none of our older gas powered augers could drill through. I was skeptical going with a battery powered on this particular tool such as an auger, but man is it good. Cut right through the ground with ease. I only gave it 4 stars for a reason. Ryobi needs to sell these with a rapid charger, as the one it comes with takes about 2 hrs to get a full charge on. The anti-kickback feature is nice too.
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                  7 found this review helpful
                  Excellent torque and efficient. Battery lasted very well. Pleasant surprise!...
                  Excellent torque and efficient. Battery lasted very well. Pleasant surprise!
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                  • Verified Purchase
                  Awesome machine
                  I bought this auger to complete a fence that I was installing. I was very skeptical at first because I didn't think that a battery operated auger would do much. This machine was able to accomplish everything that I needed it to and then some. Not once did the battery run out while I was using it but it kept the same power all through the project. I was very impressed. I also really liked the anti-kickback feature. It was used multiple times due to big rocks that were in my yard.
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                    4 found this review helpful
                    Must Buy
                    Glad I made this purchase. Using the extensions and the 10 inch drill bit (both sold seperately), I'm drilling 42 inch holes to bury 8' by 6" poles for a horse fence. Stops automatically when it hits a root. Battery let's me drill about 4 holes on a charge. Should be getting a second battery in the mail in a few weeks. Six inches of dirt and the rest hard clay in North East Louisiana. No oil or gas to deal with. Easily handled by one person. I work at an office during the week.If you need an auger, I higly recommend.
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