The Various Factors to Consider When Buying Augers
An auger is a drilling device or a drill bit that has a rotating helical screw blade that is reffed to as a flighting to act as a screw conveyor to remove the drilled out material. The rotation of the blade is the one that is responsible for the movement of the materials out of the hole being drilled. There are various types of augers. The major type is hand augers. Hand auguring is the simplest, and the most portable method of obtaining subsoil samples. The auger must be turned into and removed from the ground by hand. They make borings of 2m and 3m in depth although there are those that can make borings of 5m depth or more. The other type of auger is power augers. This are further divided into two general types, the two people portable power auger which is a simple extension of the hand auger and is limited to the same depths as the hand auger IMG. The other type is the truck or trailer mounted augers. This is augers that perform more work than the others. They have the ability to bore larger holes than the other augers.
There are various factors that one should consider before buying an auger. One of the major factors is the auger size. Augers come with different sizes that suit various uses. There are augers that bore large holes while others bore small ones. A client should choose an auger that fits the work he wants to do with it before buying it. Another factor to consider is the size of the project. The scope of the project has a major role in determining the type of auger to be used. For big projects, a bigger auger is more efficient than a smaller one. One should ensure that if they purchase a tractor-mounted auger, the tractor and the auger should be compatible. Auger accessories should also be considered when buying an auger. In order to dig uniform holes and ensure beauty, the auger must have bit extensions. This is essential and vital accessories that enable one to dig holes that are of varying depths as required. The other factor to consider is the terms and conditions of the company. If the company offers after-sale services such as warranties for their appliances. The terms of sales should also be favourable and should favour both parties. A client should also buy an auger from a company that has a good history. This depends on how the company has been treating its clients and how they are able to solve any upcoming issues between them and the clients.
Cost should also not be overlooked when buying augers. Cheap prices tend to attract poor quality. This does not necessarily mean that a client should go for a very expensive auger to ensure that it is of good quality. One should first look at the auger to confirm if the quoted price matches the quality. Since augers are quite an expensive one can also opt to hire rather than buying. This is only applicable for those who only need to perform less work and might not need it in future.