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Simple & Strong

Need an auger for your wooden fence posts? Our hard wood augers make installing your latches a breeze.

Rotech Hardwood Augers are made of high-grade chromium alloy steel which has a pressure strength of 4000-5000 MPa while standard hardwood augers are made of a high carbon steel which generally has a pressure strength of 400-500 MPa.

Key Features

Heavy Duty

Battery Drill

Hydraulic Drill

Petrol Drill

Standard Chuck System

Timber Post

Best Drilling Efficiency, Ease and Speed

Unique cutting tip with radius to chip rather than cut the wood.

High Strength Chromium Alloy

10x stronger than augers made from high carbon steel

Dual Cutting Power

The dual cutting tip on our 16mm and larger augers increases the cutting power and keeps the edges sharp longer.

Amazing feed rate

Drills 400mm in a single pass without clogging

Wide Range:

10 mm – 32 mm with overall lengths 450 mm

Easy Tip Sharpening

With a round or half-round file, like traditional augers

Feedback From Our Customers

I used the 22mm auger bit from Rotech Rural and it went through a 200mm square Ironbark post with ease. It was beautiful to use. I use a cordless drill and had no issues with it whatsoever. I’ve used a lot of bits in my time, and Rotech’s are the most impressive I’ve ever used.

Darren from Darren Skewis Fencing

Beaudesert, QLD

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Rotech’s auger bits are the best I have ever used by far! I have drilled roughly 1500 holes with a 32mm bit and it is only just starting to dull off now. I have been drilling all hardwood, which is impressive. I was previously using a different brand and had tried quite a few brands over the years, but Rotech’s augers are way out in front.

Scott O'Brien from Elite Fencing

Heatherbrae, NSW

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I have to say, I was really impressed with Rotech’s auger bits. They were so nice to use and cut the same from the first hole to the 160th (so far) hole I drilled. Normally, we use another brand’s bits, and we only get about 50 holes before the tip snaps off in the hard timber we work with. I’m definitely going to be in touch and using Rotech’s augers in the future.

Chad from Timber Restoration Systems - TRS

Deception Bay, QLD

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How to Sharpen Your Rotech Rural Hardwood Auger

Sharpening your Rotech Rural Hardwood Auger is a breeze; all you need is the right tools. Start by securing the auger in a vice, ensuring it won’t budge while you work. Get an auger file that has one end toothed on the face and the other end toothed on the sides. You’ll use the toothed face to sharpen the flat vertical edges, applying even pressure and consistent strokes.

Next, switch to the toothed side end of the file and sharpen the other cutters, being careful you don’t damage adjacent surfaces.

Next, you’ll need to grab a small round file to sharpen the rounded cutters.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your auger’s sharpening, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Rotech Rural team. They’ll be happy to offer guidance and tips to make the process easy.

How to Get The Best Results with Your Rotech Rural Hardwood Auger

For the best results, we recommend you use a 7/16″ Hex Utility High Torque Impact Wrench (in any brand) because it massively improves the auger’s performance. It stops the auger from bending in wet wood, keeps it clear of wood chips, and stops the drill from twisting so hard.


Our augers are perfect for drilling clean holes through your timber posts. We have a wide variety of sizes for a multitude of uses:

  • Our smaller sizes are excellent for drilling holes for latches and for holes to run wire through.
  • The 18mm and 20mm augers provide a great fit for our gate kits. 
  • We also provide bigger sizes which are better for drilling holes to run barb wire through your posts.

If you are purchasing an auger to install a gate kit, we recommend you use a slightly larger sized auger. For example, if you are getting a 16mm gate kit, get the 18mm auger. If you need to pull the gate kit out in the future the larger hole will make it easier. It will simply slide in and out with minimal hassle.

IMPORTANT! UsE your Auger Correctly

Every brand of wood auger is engineered slightly different. It’s critical that the auger is used how the manufacturer intended. There are important features of these augers: 

  1. These augers have a coarse thread for faster penetration at low revs (250rpm). Let the auger do the work. All you need to do is hold the drill straight (don’t try and push it through the post). If it’s a big post, pull the auger out occasionally to help remove the wood chips. 
  2. Each auger includes a cutting head with obtuse angles. This decreases the frequency between sharpens, minimising your downtime.