Make any planting jobs easier and faster with the help of the Spiral Planting & Grass Auger. This special drill bit uses the power of your handheld drill and allows you to dig deep holes without exerting too much effort and tiring your hands. A better alternative for spades and trowels!
It's ok but be careful. The instructions say to use the slowest drill setting. My drill would not turn the auger unless it was set on "drill" setting which is the highest. When the auger jams against harder dirt, the auger stops and the whole drill spins in your hand. The result is your wrist gets wrenched and twisted. I suppose it's ok for loose dirt, but then why would you need an auger?
I bought this auger and drill to punch some holes in my very rocky, heavy clay lawn soil. Sort of a lawn aeration on steroids. Auger chewed through the heavy soil with no problems, but did need to be paired up with a strong drill. I started with a basic Craftsman 6 amp and almost killed it. Only gripe with the auger is that is sometimes spun out of the drill, but not too often. The drill is very strong and thankfully has a dial to control the torque. The 2 handles feel a bit cheap and plastic, but minor issue.
Planted 200 daffodils and 300 tulips in about four hours over a two week period. Important thing to remember is to use your drill at slow speed. You can plant ten bulbs in about five minutes when you do them in clumps. Would buy again and highly recommend it. Better than the longer augur because you get more torque.
I really like this digger. It helps me for planting, especially in hard soil. It digs fast. When using your half inch drill, be sure to hold drill with both hands. If the digger grabs a root or big rock it will twist your wrist in a split second. Be careful there. Otherwise this thing works.
We live in Northwest Arkansas and have the hardest, rockiest ground I have ever seen. It's impossible to use a shovel to dig a hole for a plant! This auger ate through the dirt very quickly and efficiently, leaving loose soil that will be easy to mix in good dirt and fertilizer. I found it easier to drill in multiple shallow spurts, because if you hit larger rocks or roots, the drill will twist out of your hand. Taking small bites worked perfectly! I love this product!
Much heavier duty than expected. Should work great in our clay-soil. I'm glad I read the review about getting it longer to avoid dirt from blowing up onto the drill.
I ordered this auger to see if it would dig holes in the "dirt" around our house that is full of rocks and small to medium roots. You have to be careful because this tool really digs in and can rip the drill right out of you hands. But the auger cut through the small roots and small rocks very easily and allowed us to plant our flowers and plants very easily. After digging through the rocks, roots, and dirt, the auger is still in perfect condition minus a little paint. I would highly recommend this auger.
Extremely pleased with this auger, first time purchase of this type of product and was concened that it would work in my rocky ground. The video that was provided by the seller was very useful in terms of how to use the auger. I was planting a 40 foot row of bulbs and needed to creat a trough to put the bulbs in and this saved a lot of back breaking work. I highly recommend this item as a time saver for all backyard planting.
I absolutely love this auger. I bought it because I bought forty tulip bulbs which I was planning on planting in hard clay soil. It took me about 45 minutes to plant all of the bulbs. It drilled through the clay like it was soft loam, ripped through tree roots and piled all the dirt next to the hole. Just keep a firm grip on the drill, preferably with two hands, because this baby rips.
I had a big project in my backyard that required several holes for sprinklers and a valve box and I wouldn't have been able to do it without this auger. I have VERY hard soil that would not allow me to penetrate more than a few inches with a shovel. I only intended on using the auger to make holes for the sprinkler heads but it proved vital with the valve box. I made several 12 inch holes that now allowed me drop some water in each to soften the soil. I was then able to break the rest of the soil with the shovel and install the valve box. This tool never broke a sweat with any hole and just kept going with little resistance. Next up is using it to plant bulbs in the garden and I'm sure when the time comes... this will do the job just right.
Used it to plant a few hundred English oak truffle tree seedlings and it worked great. I like that it is 3� diameter, bigger than a standard bulb planter.
My soil is hard clay in some areas and filled with tree roots in others. It was tough digging with a shovel, spade or any other tool. This auger is strong and wide enough to loosen soil easily and it does a great job. Sometimes it gets caught in roots, but just reverse your drill and your out. It saves LOTS of time and LOTS of energy. On occasion, it slips, but I just tighten the drill and get on with it.
I used this to dig footings underneath an existing ground-level deck. I am building a kitchen on top of my deck, and realized I should add an extra beam for support. There is less than 2 feet of clearance under the deck, so I could not bring in a traditional auger or post hole digger. Removing deck boards was also not an option.
I recently received my auger and couldn't be more impressed. I wish I had bought it years ago. Well worth the cost, this is a very heavy chunk of metal that drilled through my packed clay ground with ease! The trick is going slow and lifting the auger up a little to clear some dirt out before pressing down again. Otherwise, in hard packed clay, the auger will just continue to drill down into the ground like a screw, instead of kicking out evacuated dirt/clay.
Bought this auger to plant bulbs. The shaft is sturdy. Appreciate the hex head for the shaft which kept the auger secure in my drill. Cost put it well with in my acceptable range. After 100 holes in the clay and rock of NC soil, the paint on the lower part of the auger has worn off. Concerned about only two welds holding the blade onto the shaft, but they appear to be well made. Shall update if they become an issue as others have reported. Given the size of the auger and soil that I am working with it drained the 18v batteries on my cordless, so I switched to the corded drill and had no problems.
Bought this to plant flower bulbs in the fall. Totally easy to use. However, I strongly encourage the use of a drill with a second side handle vs. the traditional single handle drill. The thing can really torque. I've heard people say they injured a wrist using a single handle drill. I can now see how that would be easy to do.