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john of wessex



Joined: 18 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 17 7:50 pm    Post subject: Post Augers  Reply with quote    

'm trying to get hold of a cheap one.

Is the Draper one from Machine Mart any good?

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8417

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 17 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry I don't know the answer, but before getting an auger consider your soil. The flints in ours make them very difficult to use.

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Posts: 3947
Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 17 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
Sorry I don't know the answer, but before getting an auger consider your soil. The flints in ours make them very difficult to use.


That was my first thought,but seeing the name Draper,possibly John`s looking for an auger to bore a hole in a post,ie.for a gate hanger?

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1320
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 17 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it is for the ground then you tend to get the best type of auger by going to a man who hires the machines out, if it breaks then he should send you another to do the job. Make sure you have a tractor man enough to drive it. If it is a post auger as Ty Gwyn says then Draper is as good as any other make I expect. Our company deals with Draper, and they are good with replacements if it all goes wrong.

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1449
Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 17 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I can't comment on augers as I don't use them, but generally speaking Draper tools, although not top of the range, are usually fit for purpose and worthy DIY kit.
19.19 seems a fair enough price. Much cheaper I'd be questioning the quality.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1320
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 17 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We still don't actually know what type of auger john of wessex is was l looking for.

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1449
Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 17 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gregotyn wrote:
We still don't actually know what type of auger john of wessex is was l looking for.


You do if you look at Machine Mart and search Draper auger

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33569
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 17 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

onemanband wrote:
gregotyn wrote:
We still don't actually know what type of auger john of wessex is was l looking for.


You do if you look at Machine Mart and search Draper auger


If you google draper machine mart auger the first hit is drill bits, the second is for fence posts.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1320
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 17 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Forgive me, I should have used my aging brain to look in Draper's catalogue, but, age related, I didn't marry Machine Mart and Draper, probably the reason I am the 3rd storeman on the left or as I say to customers your last resort!

john of wessex



Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 2091

PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 17 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Draper-Fence-Post-Auger-6-Inch/p/152173?CAWELAID=120135120001238714&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=37524968452&CATCI=pla-193351568932&gclid=CJr67t-8otQCFUSeGwodhvIO_A&gclsrc=aw.ds

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Posts: 3947
Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 17 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hope you haven't got stoney ground,lol.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8417

PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 17 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Precisely. If you have, a good wrecking bar to break up the stones is a better bet.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1320
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 17 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Digger and a load of concrete, beats ground augers if there are a lot of stones.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8417

PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 17 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    



We prefer to ram posts in, but we have a post ram for the back of the little tractor. We have dug and concreted posts in, but with flints it is nearly as bad as using an auger.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1320
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 17 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ramming in is much faster, but not as easy with stoney/flinty ground, where you have no guarantee of an upright post at the end of it. We used to do contract fencing of all types and when you do it for yourself you are much less critical than when you are fencing for a client.

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