Unleashing Power and Efficiency: A Review of the Harbor Freight Predator Auger


The Harbor Freight Predator Auger is a formidable tool that promises to revolutionize your drilling and digging tasks. With its powerful engine, durable construction, and versatile design, it aims to cater to the needs of both professionals and DIY enthusiasts. In this Harbor Freight Predator-Auger Review by The Olive Road, we will delve into the performance of the Harbor Freight Predator Auger, exploring its features, benefits, and any potential drawbacks, to help you make an informed decision.

1. Powerhouse Engine:

At the heart of the Harbor Freight Predator Auger lies its robust and reliable engine. This auger has 2 horsepower, allowing it to effortlessly cut through the toughest terrains and surfaces. Whether you’re drilling holes for fence posts, planting trees, or starting the framing for a building, this auger’s engine provides the necessary power to tackle any job with ease.

2. Efficiency and Precision:

One of the standout features of the Harbor Freight Predator Auger is its exceptional efficiency. Equipped with advanced drilling technology, this auger ensures smooth and precise operations, minimizing the time and effort required for each task. The auger’s design facilitates clean and accurate holes, maintaining the integrity of the surrounding soil and minimizing any potential damage.

3. Versatility in Design:

The Harbor Freight Predator Auger is designed with versatility in mind, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. With its interchangeable bits and auger extensions, you can customize the tool according to your specific needs. Whether you’re working in tight spaces or tackling larger projects, the auger’s adjustable features ensure adaptability and optimal performance. You can see in several of the pictures that it was easily able to break through dirt, clay, and gravel.  

4. Durability and Build Quality

Durability is a crucial aspect to consider when investing in any power tool, and the Harbor Freight Predator Auger excels in this regard. Constructed with high-quality materials, this auger is built to withstand rugged conditions and heavy use. Its solid build inspires confidence in its longevity, allowing you to rely on it for years to come. You can see in the picture below

5. Auger Ease of Use

Even with its powerful capabilities, the Harbor Freight Predator Auger remains user-friendly, catering to both experienced professionals and novice users. Its ergonomic design, intuitive controls, and well-balanced weight distribution make operating the auger a comfortable experience. Additionally, the auger’s maintenance requirements are minimal, ensuring hassle-free usability. As mentioned, the weight is ~20 lbs, and once you have the hole started, the Auger largely guides itself.

6. Size and Dimensions Review

As you can see in the photos below the Predator Auger is around 20″ across and stands in height very similar to a table saw (pictured below). It weighs around 20 lbs fully assembled and full of gas. We also included photos of the trigger and the size of a hand holding the Auger with the trigger fully squeezed.

Predator Auger Review Conclusion

The Harbor Freight Predator Auger delivers on its promises, combining power, efficiency, versatility, and durability into a single tool. Whether you’re a professional in need of a reliable workhorse or a DIY enthusiast looking to tackle outdoor projects, this auger proves to be a worthy investment. With its exceptional performance, precision, and user-friendly design, the Harbor Freight Predator Auger is sure to enhance your drilling and digging endeavors, making it a top contender in its category. At $239.99 at your local Harbor Freight or online at HarborFreight.com, this Auger delivers in both value and quality. We highly recommend!

We initially began working with just post-hole diggers and shovels. But we quickly realized in the 90 degree Alabama sun, digging over 6 holes each 15″ deep through gravel wasn’t going to do it.

We estimate this saved us around 15 man hours for just this project. If you consider the average contractor rate at $50 per hour, and this would have taken around 5-8 hours the Harbor Freight Auger has already proved worth the investment.

We have plenty left to do so look for even more reviews in the future! In the meantime be sure to check out some of our other reviews and posts!

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