augers-and-drills

Augers & Drills

Don’t just make a hole – make a statement. STIHL augers and drills are...
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…
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  1. 6 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.
  2. 6 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. 5 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.
  1. 8 months ago
    Works great around the farm and my grave digging business
    I dig graves, and this machine really does a great job for digging for cremation urns, vaults etc...definitely easier than a shovel, and cheaper than hauling a mini excavator for this size job...ls very useful around the farm for putting in temporary corner posts for electric fences and other multiple uses...plan to put in some permanent fencing, using this to dig holes for concrete encased oilfield pipe posts...
  2. 3 years ago
    Power
    Used one in Canada fishing, we punched through 3 ft of ice on lake Winnipeg with no trouble what so ever. The nice thing when I buy one, is that it doubles for summer work as well as winter fun.
  3. 12 months ago
    Solid performer
    Bought this auger to support our custom mailbox business and it’s done a solid job. Quality and reliability are key for our business. This is why we went with Stihl over other augers that were much less expensive. Cutting through undisturbed soil,clay, gravel and smaller roots is no problem with the 8 inch auger bit. A hole takes only a minute or so to complete. Great job Stihl team!!!
  1. 2 months ago
    Yes, its worth paying more for a Stihl
    This will be one part of a two part review for the Stihl BT131 earth auger. I am a fence contractor in Austin, Texas, which means that I deal with a wide variety of digging conditions. On the west side there is nothing but limestone, on the east side clay or black soil, and quite a few areas with a mix of clay, dirt and limestone chunks that were graded back into the yard after home construction was completed. So I bought the Stihl auger head but thought I would save some money by using some ... read more auger bits i already had for a much cheaper machine using a splined adapter. The machine worked and ran well, but I felt like I should be getting more speed and ease of digging. So, I bit the bullet and went back in to my dealer (HIll Country Outdoor Power) and picked up the Stihl brand 5.9" auger bit. Completely different experience! The downforce I had to exert to get the auger to dig seemed almost cut in half, and the speed of diggin was at least 50% faster. I was actually digging into compacted road base, with loose rocks and caliche for the first 12" and this auger bit had NO PROBLEM digging through the packed rock. And of course digging through the underlying soil was a joke. To be honest, I was very skeptical of the usefulness of this machine and auger combo because of how small and light it is. VERY surprised by the performance and capability of the BT 131 and auger bits by Stihl. I know it won't dig in solid limestone, but for any other condition you can't go wrong.
  2. 4 years ago
    The Stihl earth auger (post hole digger) is great! Lightweight and easy to handle!
    I have used three other brands of gas powered post hole diggers and the Stihl is the easiest one to use! The clutch break away bar is great also. When the digger catches while digging, the break away bar will touch your leg and stop the auger from turning and is easy on your hands and arms. The only item that I would like to see changed is the length of the 6" inch auger. If it was about 3 inches longer the hole would be just about the right depth for my application. Stihl does make an 18" long ... read more extension but it would be nice if they could make 3" and 6" extensions available!
  1. 1 month ago
    Bt 45 wood boring drill
    I use this thing to build cattle containment fence. With hedge post. This thing is about all that will drill through the wood. Especially if it’s not green. Plenty of umph. I’m usually drilling 3/4-1 1/2” holes. (Spade bit) Into the longest lasting hardest wood known to man.
  2. 3 years ago
    Great Choice For Homeowners/Professionals
    Needed a Tool for Drilling Holes For Our Post and Beam Home. Lots Of 3/4" and 1" Holes To Drill and Did Not have and Power to the Property Yet. Drilled about 50 Holes So Far and Very Please with the Machine. Also Purchased the Carrying Strap, and Both Stihl Drill Bits From My Dealer. Very Helpful and Knowledgeable about the Product. Our Dealer Also Had a Drill For Me to Try Right on Hand Before i Bought It. That Was a No Brainer Once i Saw the Capabilities Were.
  3. 4 months ago
    Who needs a tumbler?
    I use this to turn compost, beats any tumbler out there.
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