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
The THREADED connection offers a sturdy tight joint for medium to heavy-duty applications.
The THREADED Male & Female parts have coarse, rounded threads that easily screw together in a few turns, holding the parts together.