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Internet #320140497

Model #81094-H1

Store SKU #1007569672

  • Features powerful 43 cc gasoline engine for drilling holes easily
  • 8 in. die-cast metal auger bit rips and shreds soils
  • Built-in translucent fuel tank enables easy refilling

Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 72 reviews
  • 75% recommend this product
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Great hole digger
We used this auger to set two 4x4 posts for our gate. The setup was easy and only a few pulls to get it started. This auger dug a 3 foot deep hole in about 2 minutes. Easy to operate and its not too heavy to carry from hole to hole. An extremely good product. We have about 38 more holes to dig for our garden fence and im sure it will be as easy as the first two holes were.
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    • Recommended
    Instructions are terrible.
    Instructions are written in broken English. I've read them thoroughly and it says fuel mix is 50:1, further on in the book it says 30:1mix. That's not it though... on the box it says 40:1 mix. What is the real mix? Haven't even got to use it yet!
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      6 found this review helpful
      This auger was a lot easier to operate then I expected, tank of gas last a long time, easy set up..
      This auger was a lot easier to operate then I expected, tank of gas last a long time, easy set up..
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      • Recommended
      Works amazing dug 6 holes 3 feet deep in under 25 mins roots rocks and all. Highly recommend.
      Works amazing dug 6 holes 3 feet deep in under 25 mins roots rocks and all. Highly recommend.
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      • Recommended
      4 found this review helpful
      This was exactly what I needed. I’m in my mid seventies and it wasn’t too much for me to handle. I liked it that it had a torque spring or shock spring to absorb any sudden twisting if hitting a rock or root. Price was certainly affordable. Called the company for clarification on gas and oil mixture and found that the person I spoke to was very knowledgeable and professional. 25/1 for the break in and 50/1 after that.
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      • Verified Purchase
      Auger ran very well. Did have a bolt fail on the torsion spring, but was easy to replace and wasn’t a problem afterward.
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      • Verified Purchase
      Works great has made my life much easier.
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      • Verified Purchase
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      • Verified Purchase
      Other reviews are correct, there's mixed information about the fuel/oil ratio. The manual also says to fill the gear box with oil, but I couldn't find the gear box plug they mention. I later realized it's because they changed it to grease with a grease zerk. It did start easily and ran great, but one of the pins connecting the shaft broke on my first hole when I hit a 1/2" tree root. It was easy to replace the pin though.
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      • Verified Purchase
      The head with the motor worked perfectly however the 8 inch bit didn't look very strong. That being said it did the job. However if you hit big rocks you'll have to dig them out by hand with a bar.
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      The 2 bolts around the spring broke when it hit clay the first time. I finish hand digging
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      This augers pin sheered the third hole I tried to drill. I had to replace the bolt and now it’s wobbly. Would not recommend this one
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      Easy to assemble, works perfect for the job I purchase...
      Easy to assemble, works perfect for the job I purchase it for
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      pays for itself after making 4 holes in the ground
      I read all of the reviews, here and elsewhere. I was a bit hesitant. The box, and instruction manual say to use 3 different fuel to oil ratios. Instructions are not very good. that aside, this tool is awesome. Last year I dug 20 post holes for a greenhouse I was building, if I had this, it would have taken 10 minutes and not 10 hours. Last weekend was my first time digging post holes with it. I did 5 holes in about 5 minutes in clay soil with redwood roots. I live in California, so I but premixed fuel off the shelf for all of my small engines. Poured the fuel in, primed it, two pulls later it fired up. Let it idle a bit, and got to digging. After I shut it down that first time, started right up on the first pull each time. I went with 40:1 fuel mixture. Primarily because that is what I use for my saw, blower, and weed eater. So I but a case of that pre mixed fuel about once a year. 6" auger bit went right through that dang clay and the random thin redwood roots with out problem. It did bind up, but only after I let off the throttle. I suggest going up and down a bit at a time. I am relocating soon and plan on having to build a lot of fencing for gardens and livestock, so I bought this for that new ranch, not my current home. Glad I did. This thing will make short work of the fence post holes I will be needing to dig. The plastic casing around the motor is a little flimsy. Also, getting the gear oil in the gear box is a bit of a pain. I took the nipple fitting off and used an old school oil gun, problem solved.
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        Piece of Junk
        This thing is a piece of garbage. Manual directions as well as the website and directions on the auger itself all say something different. Had to fiddle around with it for 2 days before i was able to get it started. Can barely go through small roots. Can't and will not go through clay. I hand dug joles faster than my buddy could when he was using the auger. Overall just a waste of money. Pure junk
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          Good but not all that powerful
          Works great. I did purchase the 12 inch bit and it's almost not powerful enough to dig well. Definitely would go with a more powerful machine next time
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          • Recommended
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          Will get the job done...
          Will get the job done
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          Easy to assemble and worked great....
          Easy to assemble and worked great.
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          Wouldn’t start
          Sending this back. There’s cheap then there’s this. Save your money
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            This drill has trouble starting with certain types of dirt...
            This drill has trouble starting with certain types of dirt or grass. Had to use helper to push down.
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            • Verified Purchase
            Worked excellent, just make sure you load the gear...
            Worked excellent, just make sure you load the gear box, despite a u tube video saying it has been prefilled do not trust it, check yourself
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            Never would start. Tried for an hour. Returning...
            Never would start. Tried for an hour. Returning
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            Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
            Rating provided by a verified purchaser
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            Almost a two person machine
            Works great. Started digging holes right out of the box. Instructions suck. Had to flip coin on oil ratio, so chose what my chainsaw is. If you dig a 3 ft hole in one shot, it will take 2 men to pull the machine and the dirt out of the hole.
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              • Recommended
              Does the job without any problem?...
              Does the job without any problem?
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                Excellent buy!!
                Great machine...STRONG!!
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                Get it done
                This was the easiest way i jave evet dug a 36 inch deep hole and cleaned it out. Easy start and stop and not to heavy to handle. Best purchase made
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                • Recommended
                Plenty of power, we dug a 100' fence line in...
                Plenty of power, we dug a 100' fence line in about an hour and a half, would have taken a full day manually.
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