Hand Auger Kits contain all the components needed for advancing shallow boreholes or obtaining sub-surface
samples for soil sample recovery or the installation of shallow piezometers,
monitoring wells, soil vapor points, and poles.
A complete Hand Auger Kit consists of:
- An Auger Head or "Bucket" which advance the boring by cutting
into the soil and holding the loose material for removal. Several bucket
designs & diameters accommodate differing soil types and borehole needs.
Kits may provide several interchangeable Auger Heads.
- One or more Extension Rods are lengths of plated or stainless steel
rigid rods that connect to the top of the Auger Head to the handle. Depth is
achieved by adding rods, one at a time as the borehole is advanced. Rods
are available in 3 foot and 4 foot standard lengths.
- A Tee Handle which is attached to the top of the uppermost
Extension Rod and is used to rotate and apply downward pressure to the
entire assembly for cutting into the soil.
Hand Auger Kits are
available for each of the three distinct types of connections. The Kits below are manufactured with the HEX connection.
HEX connections combine ease and quickness of assembly with a non-slip, rugged joint.
The HEX is a six sided male end that fits into a larger diameter six-sided female and a solid pin is inserted from the side through both parts. The HEX provides strength for rotation and the pin keeps the parts together in the vertical directions.
The kits below feature components all having HEX connections for medium to heavy-duty boring.