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Augers & Drills

Gasoline powered and lightweight for whatever the job requires

Don’t just make a hole – make a statement. STIHL augers and drills are engineered to stand out from the rest, combining power, portability and precision. Their gasoline-powered engines deliver the force you need wherever the job takes you, especially when electrical outlets are nowhere to be found.

STIHL augers and drills are lightweight and ready to use – and possess the kind of technology that prompt professional landscapers and contractors to choose STIHL for their handheld outdoor power equipment needs.

From mass flower plantings and fence and dock construction to building repair and pest control – even core drilling in concrete – these versatile tools help make life much easier, especially for those working with them.

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

Average rating for Auger & Drill Reviews
(4.4 / 5)
17 Reviews
  1. 2 years ago
    A great tool, but the description should read "2 normal humans, or a circus elephant!"
    I have owned a Stihl Earth-Agar for ~ 5 years and I love it. We have used it to drill 4-foot postholes in rocky ground. Even with the 18" extension we buried the auger for each hole. Because of the rocks we would often drill 2 or 3 holes before we could get one deep enough. In one corner we made so many holes it looked like a prairie dog colony! The auger did a great job on this backbreaking task. We have also used it to dig a couple thousand planting holes (4" auger x 6" deep). It does this ... read more very well too. My only complaint is that calling calling this beast a "Lightweight, one-man auger," is misleading. I hire a crew of healthy, rugged Forestry majors every summer, and it requires s two to operate the thing for any length of time. One person can use it for maybe an hour, in soft soil, but I think it is actually dangerous to do it alone in rocky soil. Hit a rock and the auger STOPS, dead. All that torque has to go somewhere, so the handles jerk around. If you loose your grip, the power unit will whip around with tremendous force and could break your arm, or bust ribs Even if you don't have a problem with rocks, a second person comes in very handy when you are trying to pull the thing out of the hole it just made. If I ever have to put in another fence, I going to price renting that elephant, I mentioned in the summary. Never-the-less, I highly recommend this tool, and if anybody ever manages to break it, I will be at there local STIHL dealer by noon!
  2. 2 years ago
    Easily beats the competition
    We've tried four different makes of augers for restoration projects. We needed tools that could run all day, every day without problems or issues for several large restoration projects. We were planting several hundred thousand plants, and needed good tools. After being continually frustrated with other brands (including several highly recommended by our local tool dealer), we bit the bullet and paid extra for the stihl one person auger. We have not been disappointed. We've worn out a half dozen ... read more bits (6" & 4"), but the auger just keeps running. Well worth the money.
  3. 2 months ago
    It's a powerful little auger.
    I give it four stars because of the power of it. Unlike some other commenters, I find the unit to be lightweight. I have to take a star off because my auger is hard to restart. I broke the unit in very carefully. The first time I ran it I let it run at idle on top of a bucket for a full tank. I thought the hard to restart issue was peculiar to my particular auger. However, I found another person [that I've known for years] that has the same problem.
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  1. 1 year ago
    Great Auger
    I have a horse boarding business and purchased the hand held auger over a tractor attachment for installing fences, and building new stalls inside my barn. I didn't have enough money to buy both an attachment for my tractor and buy the hand held unit (needed for building stalls inside the barn) so I went with the hand held BT 130 and couldn't be happier. I've put up 20 acres of new pasture fence (posts spaced 12 feet apart, and installed 20 new stalls in my barn (boarders were thrilled) using ... read more this bad boy and it sure gets the job done. The safety features on this auger are a MUST. I rented an auger when I started to update my stalls, and after running it for only 3 hours returned it for fear it was going to break my wrist when it hit a rock. Not only is the BT 130 much more powerful, but the safety bar in it stops the auger when it hits something too hard sparing you a trip to the hospital. I'm not going to lie and say it doesn't hurt when you hit a rock, the safety bar will leave some good bruises on your legs, but its much better than being laid up with a broken wrist. This is truly a farm tool that you can use all day long, and will be ready to use the next day, Stihl makes the best power tools. After using it for 7 or 8 hours it can start to feel a little heavy, but I have done the same amount of work as a friend of mine did with his tractor auger, and he was surprised how quickly I got my new pastures opened up. This can make a three foot deep, 6in post hole in 20 seconds (if you don't hit a rock). I do recommend a manual post hole digger and steel rod for getting out bigger stones in your way and clearing the hole clean after drilling it.
  2. 2 years ago
    back saver
    We are glad we purchased this auger. It blasts right through northern michigans sandy/pebble soil. We made quick work of 500 saplings..however didn't give it five stars because it stalled on us numerous times. Not that big a deal ,as it fired right back up with an easy pull start. Figured out that it was best to get it spinning before you touched the ground.
  3. 2 years ago
    Get's the job done!
    We were a little worried that this bad boy wouldn't have enough power to get through the rocks but it's great! Make sure to bring a post hole digger and pike to get through the tough spots. Also, the quick stop brake on it is definitely needed or else it would break your knees!
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  1. 2 years ago
    Wish I had bought one of these years ago
    I purchased the BT45 last fall with the intention of planting spring flowering bulbs, spring annuals, small perennials and ground covers with the auger as a time and back saver. The auger has a 2 speed gear box which came in handy with denser clay soils in low gear, high gear is used for most soils though. Low vibration, good on fuel, starts up well, power is perfect for the augers intended use. This auger is not for installing big fence posts or very rocky, super dense soils. We installed ... read more 24 flats of pansies yesterday with the auger, amazing how much quicker, neater, loosens the soil well, can not imagine going back to digging with a trowel for smaller plants installs.
  2. 3 years ago
    Beyond the suggested use...
    I bought and used two of these to plant a wetland mitigation site. I had to fabricate a piece to allow me to run a larger bit-- the 4" ones designed for planting one gallon plants. The ground we were working in is soft floodplain loam, but I was able to plant between 10-15k plants before the units broke down significantly, both in the gear box. Well worth the $$ invested vs a shovel / laborers. Ended up buying a 121 to finish the job of the one gallon plants, and used the 45's (after repairs) ... read more to finish planting an additional 120k small grasses. (Used the small bits designed for the machine) The only major issues other than the gearbox was the throttle cables. They got sticky fast and were difficult to actuate. The spark arrestors clogged within the first week, rendering the machine inoperable, but they are easy to remove.
  3. 3 years ago
    multi use property owners must have tool.
    Used for fence post in some pretty tough, compacted, & a bit rocky dirt . The BT45 kicked butt! chewed through dirt well beyond its purposed intention. Also worked wonders repurposed as a soil mixer just add amendments and let the BT45 go to work. It mixes soil like a kitchen mixer.
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