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40V HP Brushless Cordless Earth Auger with 8 in. Bit with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger

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  • 40V HP technology delivers more power than a 52cc gas auger
  • Up to 30 holes per charge with included 40V 4Ah battery
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About This Product

The RYOBI 40-Volt HP Auger gives you the power and versatility you need with the convenience of battery power. Simply insert the 40-Volt battery and pull the trigger to start. The premium HP brushless motor provides more power, longer runtime, and a longer motor life. This Auger has 30% more torque than the average gas unit. Equipped with Advanced technology it is lighter weight with reduced vibration for increased comfort as you work, and the Anti-kickback system provides added safety when working around rocks and roots. This auger features forward and reverse functions, along with 2 speeds so you can choose the best speed for the job. It's ideal for light cultivation, preparing soil, and digging for fences and landscaping. The quick connect capability allows for easy bit change to other accessory auger bits available for sale. The RYOBI 40-Volt Auger includes a 40-Volt 4 Ah battery, charger, and 8 in. dirt bit. This tool is backed by a 5-year tool warranty.

Highlights

  • Specially formulated for breathability on brick, stone and other masonry surfaces
  • Higher performance, advanced technology
  • 30% more torque than the average gas unit
  • Lighter weight with reduced vibration
  • Forward and reverse functions
  • 2 speeds and a reverse function for versatility
  • Anti-Kickback system
  • Ideal for light cultivation, preparing soil, and digging for fences and landscaping
  • Quick connect 8 in. dirt bit
  • Includes RYOBI 40-Volt lithium 4 Ah battery and charger
  • Works with all RYOBI 40-Volt lithium batteries
  • 5-year tool warranty, 3-year battery warranty
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Product Information

Internet # 314127852

Model # RY40710

Store SKU # 1005616574

Specifications

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

Dimensions

Bit diameter (in.)8 inHandle Length (in.)4.6
Maximum auger diameter accommodated (in.)8Minimum auger diameter accommodated (in.)4
Product Depth (in.)32 inProduct Height (in.)16.7 in
Product Width (in.)14.9 in

Details

AntivibrationNoAuger TypeEarth Auger Powerhead with Bit
ClutchN/ACommercial / ResidentialResidential
ConditionNewEngine CyclesBrushless Electric
Engine Displacement (cc)0Engine MakeRyobi Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)53.98Engine TypeBrushless Electric
FeaturesAdjustable Forward Speed, Assembly Required, Brushless Motor, Electronic Ignition, Ice Auger Conversion Capable, Portable, Power Reverse, Variable SpeedFuel Tank Capacity (gal.)0 gal
Fuel TypeBattery PoweredGear Ratio30.85:1
Housing MaterialPlasticIce auger conversion capableYes
Maximum revolutions per minute (rpm)200OperationOne person
Power TypeBatteryPowerhead TypeConsumer
Product Weight (lb.)34 lbRecommended Oil TypeN/A
ReconditionedNoReturnable30-Day
Rust ResistantYesStart TypeSwitch
Translucent fuel tankNoVariable SpeedYes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsUL CertifiedManufacturer Warranty5 Year Limited Tool Warranty

Questions & Answers

104Questions
caret
Q:Since it says tool only, do I have to buy the battery and charger separately? On the 40v ?
by|Jan 28, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hello, Tomm - Yes, this is the tool-only version, so you would need to purchase the battery and charger separately. Or you can purchase the kit version, which comes with a 40V 4.0 Ah battery and a charger. You can find the kit version by searching RY40710 on HomeDepot.com or by using the link below. https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-40V-HP-Brushless-Cordless-Earth-Auger-with-8-in-Bit-with-4-0-Ah-Battery-and-Charger-RY40710/314127852  We hope this helps! If you need further support, then call or text us at 1.800.525.2579, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or through email when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact.

by|Jan 29, 2024
    caret
    Q:Is the earth auger and the ice auger the same machine just a different auger bit
    by|Dec 1, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hello, Auger - Thank you for your question. Yes, the bit is different. These are similar tools. There are some cosmetic design differences. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.800.525.2579 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 40V HP Brushless Cordless Earth Auger with 8 in. Bit (Tool Only). - Joyce

    by|Dec 1, 2023
      caret
      Q:I assume the auger tool has a shaft and the auger bit has a hole. What size would that be? 3/4 or 7/8 or something else?
      by|Nov 25, 2023
      2 Answers
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      A:  Wally is asking the size of the auger fitting joining the bit….3/4” I believe

      by|Jan 9, 2024

        A:  Hello, Wally - Thank you for your question. The Auger bit/Hole Diameter is 8 in/200 mm. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.800.525.2579 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 40V HP Brushless Cordless Earth Auger with 8 in. Bit with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger. - Joyce

        by|Jan 2, 2024
          1 found this answer helpful
          caret
          Q:How well does this unit work in soil that is mostly clay?
          by|Nov 1, 2023
          2 Answers
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          A:  Hello, George - Thank you for your question. Yes. This tool should work for that application. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.800.525.2579 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 40V HP Brushless Cordless Earth Auger with 8 in. Bit (Tool Only). - Jewel

          by|Nov 6, 2023

            A:  It's *rugged* work, but it'll do it. Start slow, or anti-jerk technology or no, you'll get smacked, but if you stay braced, it'll work.

            by|Nov 13, 2023
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              Customer Reviews

              4.7 out of 5
              • 4.7 out of 989 reviews
              • 96% recommend this product
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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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                Works great
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I just dug 20 holes of 53 and it works great. I couldn’t be happier. It has met all my expectations!
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                  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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                    Amazing tool 100% recommend
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This was my first 40v tool from Ryobi. I bought it because the ground at my place is horrible to dig, rocks, caliche, clay, roots, all of it. I had to put in fence posts to separate my yard in to sections for my chickens and I wanted to plant about a dozen trees, I dug 1 hole by hand and then coughed up the money for this. It was 100% worth it. It cuts through the earth and moves the rocks. The brake on it is strong and powerful. If you have ever had an auger torque and jack your shoulder you know that terror right before it happens. This machine doesn't do that. Right before you get that "oh no.thisbis going to hurt" thought this kicks off for safety. The battery life on the 4ah battery is surprising. I dug 7 holes 2-3 feet down and used half a battery. Planted 10 shrubs and trees another weekend on a single charge too. I wish Ryobi would take the same tech and make a 40v trenching tool to run pvc irrigation lines and such. I would buy it in a heartbeat. I have a few 40v tools but this one was hands down the best decision I made in that line.
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                      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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                      Torque Monster Great for Small Fences Cos.
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used this augur in NW fl sandy soil with some roots, no problem. 30 holes. No recharge. Paid for itself on the first job. We'll see how it does in dry clay soon.
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                        Great tool!!
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this because I needed to fix my wood fance and I'm glad I bought, make my job easier.
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                          Excellent torque and efficient. Battery lasted very well. Pleasant surprise!...
                          Excellent torque and efficient. Battery lasted very well. Pleasant surprise!
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                          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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                            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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