All About The Gasoline Auger Drill

A gasoline auger drill is one of those tools that you probably will not appreciate until you have completed the task by hand. Mainly used for digging holes for fence posts, garage and deck, this tool has an additional attachment that can dramatically increase their usefulness.

They can be quickly adapted to make a hole for planting bulbs, plants, and even small trees. You can also look for rental augers online by browsing to

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In its simplest form gas-powered, hydraulic auger motors only connected by a drive shaft for a bit. A bit designed to remove earth from the hole as a bit boring into the ground. There are many different types and sizes and your choice will be influenced by various factors. Many augers are designed for use by one person, but it is often safer and more efficient to use the model of two people.

A typical gasoline auger drill is designed for light industrial use. If you plan to dig a hole 12 hours a day for most of the year, you might be better served by a tractor-mounted auger or at least a mandrill two heavy-duty.

Traditional wisdom states that at least a third of the fence post must be underground. A post 6 feet would require a hole depth of approximately two feet. Often overlooked advantage to using gas-powered earth auger for post hole is that you generally disturb less than the surrounding soil. The efficiency of going straight up and down will often result in less lean and more solid post-placement.

When choosing the right auger weight for your needs can be a double-edged sword. If you are going to transport auger into the working area, it is obvious to get the lightest possible auger.