What Is A Carbide Auger?
If you have looked through Little Beaver’s auger selection, you’ll know that there are three main auger types, standard, carbide, and heavy-duty Pengo-style augers. While all three augers can dig into the dirt, carbide augers are especially for hard clay or frozen ground. This type of auger has a carbide blade to help you drill through more compacted soil.
Can You Use A Carbide Blade With A Standard Auger?
If you already own a standard snap-on auger with standard blades, you can easily replace your standard blades with carbide blades to ensure more efficient digging when in hard clay, frozen ground, or hardpan soil. These blades cut the ground into smaller pieces, making it a more effective digging method.
Can You Use Carbide Blades With A Heavy-Duty D-series Snap-On Auger?
You can use a carbide blade instead of the standard point in any heavy-duty auger used with the Big Beaver drill rig. When using the carbide blade, the standard blade is not used. The best part about Little Beaver augers is their customizability. With D-series augers, you can replace your standard point and blade with a carbide blade or heavy-duty Pengo-style teeth. You won’t need to spend extra cash on multiple augers and can use an all-in-one solution.
Do Carbide Blades Last Longer Than Standard Blades?
Usually, carbide blades will last longer because they have a sharper edge than standard blades. However, if you plan on using your auger in soil that is not rocky or hard, a carbide blade may not be worth it. But, if you ever decide to use your blade in harsher soils, you’ll need a carbide blade that can cut through hard clay.
As an added feature, did you know Little Beaver blades are reversible? That means if you ever feel your blade is not working as it used to, you can reverse it and extend the lifespan of your purchase.
Do You Need A Carbide Point And Blade To Dig In Hard Soil?
In most cases, you will need a carbide tip point and carbide tip blade to dig through hardpan and frozen soil. But, if you want to dig through compacted rock, a carbide tip point with a chisel point with a carbide blade is a better combo. But, in most cases, you will require a carbide tip point no matter the blade you choose.