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6 Things to Consider When Buying Used Augers

Looking to purchase an auger for an upcoming project? Everything to consider to help you find the best second-hand one is discussed below.

·         Size

Whether you’re purchasing an auger that’s new or used, you need to make note of the size of the device you’ll be purchasing. Some of them can be small, which would be great for backyard use. However, there are quite a few that are large and can only be used in industrial settings.

Carefully assess the size of the product before you get it delivered. Even if you’re looking for something to use at home, and you pick one that is suitable for backyards, it could still drill holes that are too small.

·         Condition

Assess the condition of the product you’re purchasing. Just because you’re buying an auger that’s used, it doesn’t mean that it should be ancient. The older the auger, the higher the chances of it being in a bad state. As you can imagine, options that are in superb condition would cost more.

·         Ease of Use

If you’re purchasing an auger just to use at home, the directions to use it would be simple; all you’d have to do is dig a hole and let the device dig in a clockwise motion.

Things won’t be that easy if you’re going to be using an auger torque in an industrial setting. It would have to be used via an excavator. As you’d need such a heavy-duty machine to handle it, only someone who’s trained would be able to get the job done.

·         Attachments

By swapping attachments out, you’d be able to change the type of drilling that the device could do. Since you’re purchasing it second-hand, you’d want to check the conditions of its attachments. And if you’d be getting any with your purchase at all.

·         Price

How much are you going to be paying? Considering you’ll be buying an item that is not in pristine condition, it wouldn’t be as expensive. But depending on the seller, the price would differ. Look around so that you find sellers offering the product at a competitive rate. Don’t be afraid to purchase from anyone abroad.

Speaking of purchasing from someone abroad, if you’re buying the device online, you’ll have to consider how much delivery would cost as well.

·         Model

The auger might be a very old model. Although it’s in good condition, the fact that it’s a model that was released years ago is a disadvantage. If something were to happen to it, getting someone to look at it would be hard. And its warranty might have expired a long time ago.

Final Thoughts

To summarize, there are a plethora of things that have to be considered when purchasing the devices second-hand. Do your research so that you find a seller offering the items at the most competitive rate. Hopefully, you’ll be getting attachments when you pick them up too; this would make projects easier for you. Keeping in mind everything that we mentioned, which do you think is the most important?