Digging with a post hole digger isn’t the most fun way to spend your weekend — that’s why they invented power augers! But if you aren’t up for renting or buying a power auger, try out Seymour Manufacturing’s Iwan auger. Twisting the handle of this post-hole-digger alternative bores a 6″ hole in a variety of soils.
The auger measures about 45″ long including its 9″ blade section. Seymour makes the blades from high-carbon steel and rivets them to a malleable iron yoke. A steel shaft with a welded steel tee connects the yoke to the 21″ maple cross handle.
You’ll pay about $45 to $65 for the 6″ auger.