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Professional Auger Starter Pack
Professional Auger Starter Pack
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This Professional Auger Starter Pack is designed for landscapers and nursery caretakers. The plant auger package comes with our two most popular augers for professional use: The 3 inch by 24 inch Extended Length Bulb Auger, and our 5 inch by 28 inch Quart Pot Plant Auger. Our professional grade plant and earth augers are hand-welded, feature glossy black enamel paint, and will arrive at your door ready for use. Save with this kit.
IMPORTANT: Tube Augers require an adaptor to connect with a 1/2 inch hex drill.
Compatible Drill Drive Type(s):
Dramatically increase planting production and efficiency.
The Extended Length Bulb Auger (3 in. x 24 in.) – great for planting bedding plants and bulbs, mixing cement in a bucket or wheelbarrow, and even boring under sidewalks for gutter extensions, and…
Our Quart Pot Plant Auger(5 in. x 28 in.) – this contractor-grade auger makes installation of quart pot-sized plants easier. It also allows you to quickly dig holes to install perimeter fencing or even concrete pillars.
Both auger bits come with a standard 1/2-inch non-slip hex drive. The minimum voltage recommendation is 18V – 20V, but an electric drill with a side handle is preferred for safety. For mass planting and drilling efficiency, an auger powerhead with a 1/2-inch drill chuck is recommended.
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.