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Faithfull Post Hole Auger 6In Dia

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
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  • A Post hole auger provides an easy non mechanical means of creating holes when erecting fencing posts
  • The overall height of the tool is 1575 mm and the thread length is 350 mm
  • Diameter 6 inches
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Faithfull Post Hole Auger 6In Dia + Silverline SL05 Post Level 135mm + Silverline 749248 Post Driver 670 x 170mm
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Technical Details
Part Number FAIPHA6
Item Weight4 Kg
Product Dimensions126 x 32.4 x 25 cm
Item model numberFAIPHA6
Item Package Quantity1
Weight4 kilograms
  
Additional Information
ASINB0001IWTRS
Best Sellers Rank 15,466 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5 Kg
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Date First Available3 Jan 2004
  
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Faithfull Post Hole Auger

A Post hole auger provides an easy non mechanical means of creating holes when erecting fencing posts. When rotated in a clockwise direction the 150mm diameter thread bores a hole into the soil or clay., with an optional hole depth to suit the length of the post to be secured.

The overall height of the tool is 1065mm and the thread length is 350mm

Diameter 6in

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Post Hole Borer 12 Sep 2009
Did the job I bought it for extremely well. I managed to bore holes down to a depth of 2 feet through some heavy clay with some large stones which needed to be removed or broken to allow the auger to carry on drilling. I found it worked best for me when Auger was withdrawn when about 1/3rd of the screw was still visible as I am now over 60 and my once Herculean strength has started to diminish.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems up to the job 23 Oct 2010
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Not used in earnest yet as I have a lot of post holes to bore. On soft ground no problem - like a knife through butter, the wooden handle slides through the 'tee' to give added leverage. As you would expect, coming across stones, or solids like limestone, and drilling becomes difficult. It is then necessary to put the auger aside and break up the stone with, if you have one, a very heavy duty crowbar - the type that is long and straight and has a chiselled end. Scoop out the broken/dislodged stone, reinsert the auger and continue. Depending on the ground it may be necessary to repeat this process.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so great on stony ground 27 Jun 2011
By Mit
Delivery was quick and efficient.
The product worked but was really hard work and I wouldn't recommend it in stony ground. The handle is just a broom handle that you put through a hole - a small screw to hold it in place would be useful!
On hard ground the only way it digs in is with you lobbing your weight on the top and stones get wedged in the screws and need pulling out.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dug holes 16 Aug 2010
I have put up a couple of fences before using just a normal spade. Ended up with large not very deep holes and a shoogly fence; and have used loads of concrete into the bargain
I bought one of these after reading the previous 10 reviews, what a fantastic simple piece of equipment. Dug nine three foot holes in an afternoon. Two of them even had rocks, but just used a crowbar to break the rocks.
I now have fencehenge in my back yard
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good 8 April 2009
yup this works very well, for a manual tool i gave it a go, but thought it would be kinda rubbish but actually i have now found that if you buy the right manual equipment you can dig decent deep holes more effectively and cheaply than hiring a petrol powered hole digger, especially if access isn't particularly good to the area you are to dig the hole. I would recommend getting this, a decent spade (not shovel) and a long, heavy hole digging bar chisel thing which you can use to smash through rocks and also as lever for when you find big stones that won't easily break.

This is good value for money in my opinion
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars post hole auger 5 Nov 2009
Faithfull Post Hole Auger 6In Dia

One of the best tools that I have ever bought. Saved hours of hard digging and more than paid for itself in the amount of cement/ballast saved in backfilling. I was able to bore 3 foot holes easily and also had to bore holes in confined spaces between garden sheds and was excellent. Got so carried away I made a bore hole for a soakaway so I can fit guttering to my garden workshop! You will not be disappointed in your purchase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Post Hole Digger 14 May 2009
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Excellent well-made product. Saved me hours of digging, I think I'll now rent it out to my neighbours!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job 18 Jun 2013
By Oniony
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I have one of those two handled post hole diggers and had a lot of frustration with it so, faced with digging 22 post holes, I thought I'd give this auger a try.

At the time of writing this review I have dug 20 of the 22 holes for my fence and I am overall very happy with the purchase. My soil consist of about 6" of top soil and then pretty heavy clay for at least the next two feet. Digging the holes was hard work but enjoyable and the auger did not struggle with the clay at all. That said, I was only able to dig it down a couple of turns otherwise I struggled to pull the device back out again due to the friction on the sides of the hole. So I would end up screwing it down a few inches, pulling it out, decanting the clay into my wheelbarrow and then repeating.

Rocks, however, are the auger's nemesis. Small stones are no problem as they are pushed between the spirals of the blade and come up with the soil. However larger rocks (like I was lucky to have in about 60% of the holes) simply stop the auger in its tracks. I tried a variety of ways to deal with rocks but eventually resigned to having to prise them out with a crowbar by hand. The rocks in my garden average around 5-9" wide and it was very hard work and time consuming removing them. Unfortunately when you get a large rock under the point of the auger there is no way to make progress and you have to use some other tool (like a long spade or a gardening trowel) to get the soil out so you can see what you're dealing with.

When the path is clear of rocks, however, the auger leaves a very tidy hole which minimises the amount of concrete you have to use and soil you have to dispose of.

The supplied wooden handle's girth is a little narrow for the tube of the auger which means it falls out whenever you lean the auger up against something. I cured this by putting some inner tube rubber around it so it's not that much of a bother.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
One of those buying decisions you wish you could have again, rather tough to use.
Published 3 days ago by Mr. R. S. Meacher
1.0 out of 5 stars Post Hole Auger
In principle it is great, helped me on some holes. But the wooden strip bar was loose and needed to be screwed as on some holes it needed its use.
Published 1 month ago by hermando
5.0 out of 5 stars Saved time
Great tool in soil and clay. Still had to cut roots and remove stones. Would recommend even to a novice.
Published 2 months ago by nowandagain10
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for drilling holes in your garden
This is a great tool for drilling holes in your garden (for whatever reason). I was able to get through a few inches of topsoil and down into some thick, soggy clay very easily. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Coofer Cat
5.0 out of 5 stars WORKS
as expected. Large stones and roots will be an issue however this works for trial holes as expected. happy days
Published 3 months ago by Chris Berry
5.0 out of 5 stars well worth it
very good product that really works and the quality is very good. The included wooden handle is very useful and it gives your a lot more leverage when boring holes.
Published 3 months ago by Kaye Pearson
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
It is only my opinion that if you have faithful digger then you would not need a post hole auger otherwise it is good.
Published 3 months ago by Ramin
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent piece of kit
Bought this in 2010 to dig 60 holes for round fence posts and found it to be the perfect tool. I had considered hiring a motorised post hole borer but wasn't ready to do all the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ian
5.0 out of 5 stars Better option if you have lots of holes to dig than cheaper makes.
Digs holes, much better build than the cheaper silver line variants (of which I've returned 2 due to bending of the thinner gauge screw).
Published 5 months ago by Mark Huckvale
5.0 out of 5 stars A revelation
This simple tool is so effective for making neat holes for posts. I recently constructed a pergola and had 8 holes to make for the legs. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr S Kear
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