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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
    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. 2 weeks ago
    Nice little tool up to Stihl standards.
    It's a great little tool for drilling planting holes in the ground. I have the 3" auger and it works great. Reversing feature is good for when the auger gets stuck...engineers thought this through. Use low gear all teh time, not sure what high gear is for...maybe the much smaller diameter wood boring bits.
  3. 7 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.
  1. 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!
  2. 7 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.
  1. 2 years ago
    Couldnt ask for More
    I'm a 60 year old female who decided to install the earth anchors for my new shed myself. I've always been one to do anything I can myself. Well turned out that the shed required ten 30" anchors. I tried twisting one all the way down but couldn't get in down further than about 24 inches. I rented this auger and, wow, am so glad I did. It is extremely easy to use, very light, and started up after 2nd pull each time. I had all of the holes done in no time. Worked like a charm. If I had the need to ... read more buy one, this Stihl BT131 would be it. You wont be disappointed.
  2. 8 months ago
    I highly recommend this post holder auger!!
    Huge time saver, dependable, more then enough power, light weight and one main important feature, The safety bar!! I was putting in some post holes in ground with hard clay with rocks and tree roots. Instead of causing serious injury (broken wrist or jerking your shoulder out of socket) or just kicking me off the digger the auger stops, but the motor will still runs. Saved my Beacon!! I research several post hole diggers, with out naming them, they were all less expensive, no safety devise, ... read more larger motors but cheaply built. I would rather spend more but save money down the road and have a piece of equipment that will give me years of service. Not to mention I would rather buy from a dealer ( Allseasons power equipment in Eugene Ore Great Folks with super Service!) then if there are any issues you have a trusted dealer that can help you out!!
  3. 7 months ago
    Worth every penny, LOVE this machine!
    I am a fence contractor in Austin, TX, so I use this machine on a daily basis. I own a larger, more powerful one-man auger that you frequently see at rental facilities, but loading and unloading this other machine at 175 lbs by myself got to be a problem on jobs where I wasn't pulling a trailer with a low deck height. I have used at least 5 or 6 other brands through rentals or purchase, so I have a pretty good cross section of products with which to compare the BT131. After several weeks of ... read more web research, I decided to go ahead and pull the trigger on this machine due to its light weight and compact design (it fits easily on the passenger side floorboard of my truck). I was slightly anxious and skeptical that it would have the grunt to dig in the conditions that are common here in Austin; heavy hard pan clay and caliche on the east side and limestone on the west side. Now nothing short of a skid steer with a few hundred pounds of downforce will dig solid limestone, but for all other conditions this machine has far exceeded my expectations! I actually thought the little clutch bar that hits your leg to disengage the engine when you hit an underground obstruction was a little goofy and gimmecky. Wrong about that too! Anyone who has used other one-man augers before has experienced the beating that you receive despite the various claims of different anti-shock and clutch mechanisms. This thing actually works flawlessly and I wish I had discovered this auger years ago. So other pros...super light, easy to tote around a job site. Its great because you can lay it down on the side of its roll cage if you need to switch over to a root bar or your hand diggers to clear out a large root or loose soil and it stays running smoothly at idle till you pick it back up again. Power-wise, I've actually never been able to bog it down. It maintains steady power, or in the event of hitting something particularly hard it will just pop the clutch bar. So even as small and light as this powerhead is, with its gearing it has plenty of oomph to dig in just about any condition you can throw at it. Make sure you don't make the initial mistake that I did, which was trying to use off-brand auger bits from other machines that I already owned. The Stihl bits are perfectly matched for this machine and are deceptively efficient and sturdy despite how they look on the shelf. The thought and engineering that is evident in each Stihl tool that I have purchased is unmatched by any other brand that I know of. If Stihl makes a tool that fits your application, you just can't go wrong.
  1. 9 months ago
    Who needs a tumbler?
    I use this to turn compost, beats any tumbler out there.
  2. 6 months 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.
  3. 4 years ago
    All the power you need to drill holes!
    I have owned my BT45 since STIHL came out with it! I have never had ANY trouble drilling holes with the BT45. It makes for a very convenient power tool where you don't have electricity or the battery wears down on your cordless drill. I have helped friends build deer stands in many a hunting spot, and they always ask for my BT45! The only thing I have ever put into my drill is GAS! Very dependable,powerful,gas powered,enjoyable to use STIHL tool. I would recommend the BT45 to anyone needing more ... read more than a disappointing battery powered drill!
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