Get free shipping until the end of the month. The perfect starting point for a homeowner or landscaper, this kit includes two garden auger drill bits that turn any hand power drill into a powered soil digger that make planting a breeze. The 3 in. x 7 in. and 2 in. x 7 in. garden auger drill bits are easy to use and will fit most electric or cordless drills on the market. Transform your garden with ease. Save 14% with this kit.
IMPORTANT: Tube Augers require an adaptor to connect with a 1/2 inch hex drill.
Compatible Drill Drive Type(s):
Our Plant Auger Starter Pack for Homeowners will have any home gardener or landscaper excited to do what they do best – plant! These easy to use garden planting tools can help transform your garden with ease.
This garden soil auger package includes:
Our Garden Planting Auger & Grass Plug Tool (2 in. x 7 in.) – one of the ideal garden power tools for planting 4- and 6-pack annuals in containers, planting grass plugs, or planting seeds in the garden quickly.
Our Bulb Auger & Bedding Plant Tool (3 in. x 7 in.) – great for planting potted plants, fall bulbs, or even tackling small projects around the house (like mixing potting soils and mixing small batches of cement or mortar).
The best garden tools for homeowners
This Plant Auger Starter Pack is an excellent choice of planting tools for any gardener who loves to play in the soil. The garden auger drill bits are easy to use and will fit most electric or cordless drills on the market.
All you need to do is tighten the drill chuck to secure the auger bit, and you’re ready to start digging with our garden augers.
Most drills typically come in 2 chuck sizes: 3/8-inch or 1/2-inch. This measurement refers to the width of the connection point between the drill and auger (or drill bit). Most drills will display their size in the fine print on the side of the drill or drill chuck (see pictures). A 3/8 inch drill chuck will ONLY accommodate our 3/8 inch bit offerings. A ⅜ inch auger can function inside of a drill with a larger ½ inch chuck.
For best results, however, we advise against using a 3/8 inch auger with a 1/2 inch hex drive drill when digging in densely compacted soil as a 1/2 inch drill generally has much more torque and could result in damage to the smaller 3/8 inch hex.
Heavy Duty Digging
When you are digging through rough soil with small rocks or dense clay soil we strongly advise using a drill and auger with a 1/2-inch hex drive to increase safety and torque. Additionally the drill should have a minimum power rating of 18 volts or more. For digging wide or deep holes in dense soil a gas powerhead or drill with a 60V power rating is suggested. Most drills will show the power rating in fine print on the side of the drill or on the battery itself (see pictures). 60V cordless drills are generally safer than gas powered units as they include a clutch which prevents injuries. Gas powered units are usually absent of any such safety feature.
Tube drives are designed for heavy duty applications. They are available for the larger auger sizes and are typically used by professional landscapers. A specialized drill or powerhead with a tube attachment must be purchased. A tube drive auger can be connected to a standard ½ drill chuck with the help of an adaptor.
Most drills come in 3/8 or 1/2 inch sizes.
Chuck size can sometimes be found on the chuck.
Chuck size and voltage can also be found on the the side of most drills.
Voltage or power ratings can be found on the battery unit.
Tube connection types are used by some high end drills and specialized powerheads.
The drill chuck, or drive, is the part of the drill where augers and other attachments are connected.