8 Inch Auger with Heavy-Duty Tip (8" x 28")

8 Inch Auger with Heavy-Duty Tip (8" x 28")



*Drills sold separately

This 8-inch auger, also known as a two-gallon earth auger, is a landscaper’s dream tool for planting 2-gallon potted plants.


Suggested Uses

  • Planting 2-gallon potted plants
  • Drilling holes in soil for gallon-sized up to 5-gallon-sized (if you ream the hole or drill 3 holes in a triangle) plants or B&B trees.
  • Planting multiple flower bulbs in a single hole
  • Digging holes for support posts of decks, pergolas, and other outdoor structures 
  • Digging irrigation and drainage system trenches, or boring under a foundation or structure
  • Use with a Power Planter Extender for: 
  • Added depth for pole hole drilling
  • Added reach to bore under a sidewalk for a gutter extension

Compatible Tools

  • Heavy-duty cordless drills (40V minimum) with a 1/2-inch hex drive.
  • Stihl BT45 Powerheads (with threaded adapter).
  • Drills and powerheads with a 3/4-inch shaft (for mounting).
  • 7/16” Quick Attach drills

Drill sold separately

Product Description

Product Details

Product Specs

This 8 Inch Auger is also great for digging post holes or for planting several bulbs into a single hole. This model was recently upgraded with our virtually indestructible and replaceable heavy-duty tip. This large garden auger measures 8 inches in diameter by 28 inches long, designed with a heavy-duty, 1.25-inch center shaft made entirely from steel, 12 inches of rugged, 10-gauge double flighting, and a glossy black paint finish. 

Big Holes Made Easy

This large garden auger drill bit comes with an adaptable drive and fits auger powerheads (gas-powered engines) with a 1-inch shaft. It will fit ½-in drills. The 8-inch auger comes with an adaptable drive. It will fit any 1/2-inch drill chuck – or larger drill chucks – with the use of the hex adapter included with this purchase. In addition, the auger bit will fit any drill with a threaded end when purchased with a threaded adapter (sold separately) or quick change adapter for any 7/16” quick change drill.

The heavy-duty digging tip is a replaceable feature that will help you tackle the most challenging digging tasks without damaging the main auger. The leading portion of the digging tip has replaceable auger blades (included with purchase). This allows for an easier and more cost-efficient way to keep your large garden auger performing in top condition for years to come.

A drill with at least 40V of power is suggested. Our drill bundle provides the power you need PLUS TWO bonus batteries and a box – available only from Power Planter! Cordless drills offer the safety of a clutch, which stops the unit from turning when too much torque/twist is reached when a root or rock is snagged, preventing injury to the unit and user.

California Prop 65 Disclosure

Safety Notice: Avoid use with impact driver drills, drill bit extensions from other manufacturers, or sockets


  • Made in the USA
  • Painted glossy black
  • Comes with Adaptable Tube Drive
  • Auger powerhead recommended for use
  • Heavy-duty, replaceable blades and digging tips.
  • 1/2 inch hex drive adaptor, fits ½-in drills.



  • Digs holes up to 26 inches deep
  • Heavy duty, 1.25-inch 100% steel shaft with double 10-gauge flighting for 2x efficiency & longer life
  • 8 in. W x 28 in. L
  • *Drills sold separately.
  • Powerhead not included
  • Safety Notice: Do not use earth augers with impact driver drills, drill bit extensions or sockets.


Guides, Manuals, & Docs

  • Use the Auger Guide to pick the right auger for your project

Product Name

Two Gallon Earth Auger with Heavy-Duty Tip (8″ x 28″)

Product Category

Heavy Duty Augers


American Steel

Dimensions (H x W x D)




Hole Size (Width x Depth)

8" x 28"

Use (heavy vs. light duty)

Heavy Duty

Drill Fit (inches)

1/2" Hex

Voltage Recommendation (V)


Add-Ons & Adapters (hexes, tips, adapters)

Hex adapter, Heavy Duty Tips, Replacement Blades

Color Options



Limited Lifetime

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