Average rating for Auger & Drill Reviews
(4.4 / 5)
14 Reviews
  1. 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!
  2. 2 years 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.
  3. 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.
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  1. 1 week ago
    Grow trees to protect the world
    I am from Indonesia, where we need to encourage to plant more trees, as most of the forest has been illegally sawn off in the past, Indonesia having more than 17,000, island, needs many kind of technologies to improve the forest by planting more and more trees, with the young generation, I had identified the solution, is to use BT 45, which is convenient and WILL keep the younger generation from moving out to the modern cities. I had browsed the SITHL sites, and unable to get dealers nearby ... read more with the BT 45. Can I get help from STIHL USA, to get two units, with complete accessories for plants send by airfreight, so that I can display them during the Forestry meeting to be held in the province of Maluku Utara on 15th of Feb, I will give full details once I receive the response from STIHL.I will pay for the product. This is for the community, to understand there are products, which can be used efficiently for better future
  2. 2 years ago
    BT45
    As 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.
  3. 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.
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