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Power Planter DIY Guru Auger (3" x 12")

Power Planter DIY Guru Auger (3" x 12")

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Not only can this garden drill auger bit make digging and planting in your garden much easier and more enjoyable, it also has what it takes to tackle many other jobs around your house. Mix paint, mortar, fertilizer or even cement in a snap. Because this hand-held hole digger fits most cordless drills, you’ll have the power to do the job practically anywhere. Drill sold separately.

Get The Perfect Auger For All Projects

This hand auger is great for getting those little jobs around the house done – like mixing gallons of paint, mortar, grass seed or fertilizer. You can plant bulbs or 3-inch potted plants while enjoying the flexibility to do countless other jobs, too. Even useful as a paint mixing auger, there’s plenty of projects this hand-held auger can do.

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 auger bit 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 steel.

Our DIY auger hand-digging machine works with most cordless or electric drills. It’s easy to use too – just tighten the drill chuck to secure the auger and you’re ready to dig.


  • USA-made
  • Painted a glossy black
  • Comes with hanging box for easy storage
  • Fits most electric or cordless drills
  • Minimum voltage recommendation: 18V cordless drill


  • Digs holes up to 11 inches deep (roughly 28 cm)
  • Rugged, 5/8-inch (1.59 cm) 100% steel shaft with 10-gauge flighting
  • 3/8-inch (.95 cm) non-slip hex drive
  • 3 in. W x 12 in. L -or- 7.62 cm W x 30.48 cm L
  • Drills sold separately
  • Safety Notice: Do not use earth augers with impact driver drills, drill bit extensions or sockets.

How To Use

  1. To use an auger, simply fit the hex head to a power drill or cordless drill. Set the drill speed on its lowest setting (more torque) and adjust the chuck to a resistance setting appropriate for your fitness level. Now you’re ready to start digging.
  2. For larger holes, you may want to dig a small pilot hole before starting. Then, place the auger’s tip at the center of the hole you plan to dig, and activate the drill or powerhead.
  3. Make sure to keep the auger vertical as it digs and be prepared — the drill will kick back in your hand slightly as the auger starts to bite into the soil. Once the auger is digging, there is no need to press on it. Just let the auger dig until you’ve reached the desired depth, and then you can safely remove the tool from the hole.


Q: What Is an Earth Auger?

A: An earth auger is a simple tool designed to help you bore holes in the ground. Typically lightweight and inexpensive to purchase, an auger can help you with any task — from planting bulbs or grass plugs, to digging fence post holes. Just attach it to a cordless drill and you can dig holes anywhere.

Q: How Much Power Do I Need?

A: It’s important to make sure you have the proper drill or power engine for your Power Planter® auger and your project. We recommend a minimum power rating of 18V for most gardening tasks although a 14V drill will work with our 7″ to 12″ inch augers when planting in light soil. For augers 4 inches or wider or, when digging holes deeper than 12 inches in hard soil, we generally recommend 20V to 60V drills. Learn how much drill power you will need in our power guide.

Q: How Do I Choose the Right Auger? 

A: To choose the auger that best fits your needs, consider how you’ll use it. If you plan on only using your auger to plant plugs, for instance, then a 2- or 3-inch auger will fit your needs. If you anticipate the need to bury stakes or set small posts, then you may prefer a 4-inch auger or another, larger size.

Also keep the length in mind. Shorter augers will require you to be on your hands and knees as you dig, while an extended 48-inch auger will let you dig holes while from a standing position. If back pain is a concern, then go with a longer auger to minimize strain.

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