DIY Guru Auger (3" x 12")

DIY Guru Auger (3" x 12")



*Drills sold separately

Do it yourself and do it all with the DIY Guru Auger, the ultimate handheld auger for all your gardening and home improvement needs!

Suggested Uses

  • Planting bulbs (tulips, daffodils, hyacinths)
  • Planting annual and perennial bedding plants
  • Setting small varmint traps
  • Weeding (move the auger side-to-side like a vertical tiller)
  • Mixing soil amendments, fertilizer, seed, paint, and more

Compatible Tools

  • Compatible with all standard 18V or larger chucked drills (a graphic of a chuck would be valuable)
  • 18V minimum Drill
  • Drills sold separately
  • Safety Notice: Avoid use with impact driver drills, drill bit extensions from other manufacturers, or sockets)

Drills are available separately, with options in Drills and Drill Bundles.

Product Description

Product Details

Product Specs

This versatile 3-inch auger is compact yet powerful, letting you confidently tackle a wide range of garden tasks, transforming how you dig, plant, and mix materials for your various projects. Now available in a selection of striking colors - black, pink, lime, and purple - you can add a touch of style to your DIY auger. 

Get The Perfect Auger For All Projects

Discover the ultimate multi-purpose tool that will revolutionize your home projects: the DIY Guru Handheld Auger. This gem of a DIY auger is perfect for tackling those everyday tasks around the house, from planting bulbs or 3 to 4-inch bedding plants to mixing fertilizer and soil amendments. The handheld auger’s lightweight design and remarkable flexibility allow you to effortlessly manage countless other jobs, solidifying its position as your go-to tool.

The DIY Guru Auger measures 3 inches in diameter by 12 inches long. It has been designed to leave a small amount of loose soil in the bottom of the hole when digging to help a new plant to start growing. The garden drill auger features rugged, 10-gauge flighting, a 3/8-inch non-slip hex drive, and it is painted a glossy black enamel. It also includes a 5/8-inch center shaft made completely from solid steel.

Compatible with most cordless drills, the garden drill auger is incredibly user-friendly. Simply tighten the drill chuck to secure the auger, and you're all set to dig. Experience the convenience, efficiency, and versatility of the DIY Guru Handheld Auger, and start checking off those boxes on your to-do list.

This product will fit ⅜-in or ½-in drills. Need a drill for your new auger? Check out our selection of Drills and Drill Bundles.

California Prop 65 Disclosure


  • USA-made
  • Painted a glossy black, pink, lime, or purple
  • Comes with hanging box for easy storage
  • Minimum voltage recommendation: 18V cordless drill



  • Digs holes up to 11 inches deep
  • Rugged, 5/8-inch 100% steel shaft with 10-gauge flighting
  • 3/8-inch non-slip hex drive, will fit ½-in drills
  • 3 in. W x 12 in. L
  • *Drills sold separately
  • 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

DIY Guru Auger (3" x 12")

Product Category

Garden Augers


American Steel

Dimensions (H x W x D)



1lb 15oz

Hole Size (Width x Depth)

3" x 12"

Use (heavy vs. light duty)

Light duty

Drill Fit (inches)

3/8" hex

Voltage Recommendation (V)


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


Color Options

Black, Pink, Lime, Purple


Limited Lifetime

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Frequently asked questions

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