Auger tips - Removing spoil from your auger
The best way to remove spoil from your auger is to use a forward, stop, forward, stop control pattern until all the spoil is totally removed.
When you have been drilling with your auger it may seem like a good idea to alternate the drive from forward to reverse to clear the auger of spoil once lifted out of the hole but, it can cause torque related stress on the drive gearbox which will lead to premature failure.
When you are drilling in clay you could also try wetting the auger or spray some watered-down detergent on the flights before drilling. This will help the clay slide off the unit.Back to Articles