As Seen on TV -- Awesome Auger

Summertime means more time working in the yard, and if you enjoy flowers and gardening, you may be interested in the Awesome Auger.

It's supposed to take the "hard work out of yard work."

Depending on where you order the Awesome Auger, it may come with an 18 volt drill. If you don't want to order the package, you can just use any power drill you have around the house.

The auger also comes with an extender, so you actually just stand and auger out your holes.

An annual rite of spring and summer is planting annuals, and if you have a big yard and if you like a lot of them, it can take a long time and take a lot of elbow grease.

You can really get through a lot of annuals quickly with this thing, though. You're also supposed to be able to use the Awesome Auger to dig up things like old stumps or roots.

It's supposed to be perfect for digging post holes or holes for new saplings. I had a Rose of Sharon I wanted to plop down in the ground, and for that it dug a pretty deep hole. It was pretty easy too.

It was a lot easier using the Awesome Auger than trying to use a post hole digger or a shovel.

Besides the Awesome Auger head, you also get a ground auger head which the manufacturer says is good for planting bulbs. It might come in handy during the fall.

In addition to the ground auger, you also get the weed auger. You guessed it -- for removing weeds. And it's not just weeds you can use the weed auger for; you can also do things like mix paint or cement.

The Awesome Auger really is a versatile tool around the house. It's great for gardening, great for weeding -- even mixing paint. All in all I'd say I dig the Awesome Auger, and it gets the big thumbs up.

The Awesome Auger is also useful for tilling soil.

I will say, though, that my plug-in drill worked better than the one that came with the set.

The auger set is $19.95, but shipping and handling runs close to $30 because there's a separate shipping charge for the drill and the extender.

So you're looking at close to 50 bucks.

For more information about the Awesome Auger, or to order your very own, check out the product's official website at

A viewer recently informed us that the All You See on TV store in Merrillville, Indiana, is still open and currently sells the Awesome Auger, as well as Patch Perfect. That store is located in the Southlake Mall.

Next week, I'll try out the AutoCool. The solar powered unit is supposed to keep the temperature in the car down while it's out sitting in the sun.

Does it make for a cool ride, or will it make you hot under the collar?

Find out next Monday night at 11:00.

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