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…
more power would be niceeasy start, soft ground works well. Hard clay clutch stalls it.,could use a nitrous system.Works well for plant bulbs in soft soil.
BT45As a large landscape company we use this drill with 3" and 4" bits for planting in prepped beds. It does its job exactly as designed. The added/moveable handle is a great feature on this drill.
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) ... 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.
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back saverWe 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.
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!
Auger brake lever is a very good feature but, I've had a few issues with the BT 130.The 4 screws (surrounding the drilling spindle) that attach the grip/frame to the powerhead loosened after just a few days of use and 2 fell out and were lost before the issue was noticed. The Stihl dealer didn't stock the same size screws. I replaced the screws and used Loctite. It's very hard to believe that Stihl wouldn't have addressed this issue!! The auger wanted to die at idle during the first few days of use. I adjusted the idle speed but it was still an issue, and I was even using the ... Stihl MotoMix for the first few tankfuls. It is idling fine now after a few weeks of use.
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