Earth augers are drilling devices. They come in a variety of styles and uses: you can have wood augers for cutting clean circles in timber (although now we almost always just use a power drill), you can use augers in construction with special drilling rigs to make deep holes for foundation piles, and augers – either gas or hand powered – are also used by ice fishermen to drill holes to fish through!
When you’re talking about augers in the gardening sense, you’re talking about a drill that is used to make holes in the earth. They’re called earth augers, soil augers or mechanised post-hole diggers. These augers are usually used for planting trees and bushes, sometimes for digging fence post holes, sometimes for making footings for construction; and sometimes you just need to dig a hole.
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