earth auger

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1. A hand-held carpenter’s tool for boring holes in wood, similar to, but larger than, a gimlet; has a long steel bit usually not larger than 1 in. (25 mm) in diameter.
2. A rotary drill, usually powered, for cutting circular holes in earth or rock.
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American Augers helped pioneer the development of auger boring equipment, and today is the world's largest manufacturer of earth auger machines," says Scott Smalley, General Manager.
American Augers brand horizontal directional drills (HDD), fluid systems, downhole tools, earth augers and support equipment;
A complete line of earth augers up to 36 inches in diameter is available with Pengo-type, cast-steel boring heads and forged teeth for maximum digging performance.
In addition to horizontal directional boring equipment, Ditch Witch offers pneumatic piercing tools, hydraulic rod pushers, conventional earth augers and non-directional boring attachments.
In business for more than 50 years, General Equipment Company is a family-owned manufacturer of earth augers, ventilation blowers, asphalt cutters and surface preparation equipment.
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