The Powermate Earth Auger gives you the power to drill holes for decks, fence posts, tree planting and more. It features a 43cc engine with a bit speed up to 270 rpm for quick, efficient drilling. This hardworking machine includes an 8 in. drill bit for supreme drilling capacity. It is outfitted with a manual recoil easy start fuel delivery system that allows for quick starting ability and a translucent fuel tank that lets you easily keep an eye on fuel levels.
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92%of customersrecommend this product84 of 91reviews
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92%of customersrecommend this product84 of 91reviews
Ordered this for my husband for Christmas. We have been landscaping, put in 7 palms and it was a breeze. Has started 1st pull every time. Is a time saver and easy to use. This is the only auger I found that was all in one.
Pros: All In One, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store
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Review 3 for 43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit
This auger is so much better than digging by hand or my last power auger's (I've had 3). This one is the best of all it actually digs holes. I have dug post holes by hand and with augers for over 55 years and this is as good as it gets. No auger will dig through rock, but what do expect.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Powerful, Easy to Store
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Review 5 for 43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit
I shopped around before ordering this auger on the homedeopt online. It is absolutely $$$$ well spend. . The assembly is very easy. engine started right up.... the engine is not quite big (40cc?), but has plenty of power getting my job done...it just kept going... I also like the wide butterfly handles. It makes the product very comfortable to use. Overall, the product looks very well designed and easy to manuver.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, Long-Lasting
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Review 6 for 43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit
Great tool for fence poles and tree seedlings. We have quite a few railroad ties to sink with concrete, and this little machine saves a lot of time and backaches. It has the right balance of power to capabilities. When it hits a root or rock and stops, it won't throw you around. Just be patient and clear the hole a few times. Starts easily and is fairly quiet, fully assembled except for attaching auger. Saves a lot over renting if you have a lot of jobs for it.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
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Review 8 for 43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit
I was very hesitant that this would preform like I was hoping. It lived up to that expectation and then some. A very easy piece of equipment to use. I didn't have any issues with this auger. I had 16 post holes to dig and this helped me accomplish that task in no time. We just moved into a new construction home in NC and there is nothing but compacted clay and rocks in my yard. Way easier than digging with post hole diggers!
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Review 9 for 43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit
I bought this in store to start a fencing project at home. I wasn't about to attempt this with regular post hole diggers! Out of the box, all I had to do was attach the auger with the provided.hardware and tools. 10 minutes to review the manual and out to the fence line. This auger started the first time and each time afterwards. I was astonished by the power this unit has! Some holes took only a minute to dig, while some harder ones, maybe 5 minutes. This unit had plenty of power to tackle most of the project. A few holes had clay that was too hard and the auger just shaved the clay. That would have taken a good while to dig. I soaked those holes and that worked much better. One serious word of advise - wear a good pad on your left thigh. This thing is really strong, and if you hit rocks or veins of clay, it's hard to prevent it from kicking back and smacking the tar out of your leg.
Pros: Powerful, Great Engine
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Review 10 for 43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit
This little machine is easy to use and easy to start. I also found it easy to assemble. Has made digging post holes much easier. I also used it to bore the holes for the plants we have planted. If you need a post hole digger this is a great little machine.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Great Engine, Easy to Store
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Review 11 for 43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit
I worked in the electrical distribution field for over 24 years, so digging with an auger was not anything new to me. I installed two fences about 22 years ago and hand dug all 135+ postholes. When I started on my current fencing project, I said no way I will hand dig approximately 70 holes again. (22 years older) I shopped around and before making any purchase I had read the only two reviews at that time, one was very negative and one positive. All I can say is WOW, for the buck this is one little power house of a digger. I live in NC and I am digging mostly in red clay and this thing goes through it with no trouble. Now don’t take that as it will go through it like a hot knife through melted butter. After digging my first 19 holes I estimate it took approximately 15-20 minutes per 8” x 24” hole. That is not bad; just try that with a hand set of posthole diggers. Well worth the money and saved time!
The only improvement I could see is, it needs a reverse. If there is a large root on the side of a hole it may cork screw by it and can be difficult to pull the auger back out of the hole. Again it still beats hand digging.
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Review 12 for 43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit
I purchased the powermate auger for a fencing project. It is very easily assembled and cranks right up. I was very impressed with its ability to produce a hole the length of the auger in less than a minute. I have not dug all of the holes. I am going to be using this around bushes and trees. this will be the true test. I will report back when I am finished. I will say that I do believe it is worth the money if you multiple holes to dig. If you were to do a John Henry comparison. John Henry would still be on number 1 while the Powermate would easily be on #5.
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Review 14 for 43cc Earth Auger Powerhead with 8 in. Bit
I've drilled only 6 holes so far in sandy soil of south central Colorado. Machine has exceeded expectations. Light weight might make it less effective in rocky soil but works great in the sand. I was able to purchase this machine for what a couple of weekend rentals would have cost. I am going to try it out ice fishing this next winter.