BT 130 Earth / Ice Auger


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A high performance, fuel-efficient handheld auger – ideal for professionals seeking a great value.

The STIHL BT 130 auger features fuel efficiency and high torque at low RPM – all at a value price. Its lightweight construction allows you to drill with better control from an upright position. Our exclusive STIHL Quickstop® auger brake technology automatically stops the auger if the bit becomes snagged. Its advanced vibration dampening system and oversized hip pad increase operator comfort – even...Read More
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BT 130 Earth / Ice Auger Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.4 kW (1.9 bhp)
WEIGHT 9.9 kg (21.8 lbs.) *
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 530 cc (18 oz.)
DRILLING GEAR SPEED 200 rpm
GEAR REDUCTION 47.5:1
TORQUE (engine) 1.7 Nm (1.25 ft./lb.)
TORQUE (auger) 80.8 Nm (59.6 ft./lb.)
POWER SOURCE Gas
* Powerhead weight only
Model Features
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    Long-life Air Filtration System
    The long-life air filtration system helps reduce the need for frequent filter cleanings.
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    STIHL QuickStop® Auger Brake
    This braking system is designed to stop the bit from digging when the auger hits a hard underground impediment. In addition, the STIHL QuickStop® drill brake acts to stop backwards rotation. A jammed drill bit can simply be unscrewed from the borehole.
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    Hip Pad
    The hip pad is positioned close to the body or leg of the operator during use for more comfortable operation.
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    Vibration-Dampening System
    This advanced vibration-dampening frame increases user comfort and helps reduce operator fatigue, especially when used over long periods of time.
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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BT 130 Earth / Ice Auger is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stihl stihl post hole digger and all other these nice stihl products deserves all 5 stars because they are all 100% more reliable and more long lasting brand than any other brand power tools brand out there
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Owned & used for 2 years, Stihl going strong! I've had my BT130 for about two years now and it is going strong as when it was new. I bore 6" holes with this unit in all kinds of soil from easy sandy loam to PIA clay with rock. The BT130 and 6" auger bit work great. The emergency stop clutch is a real knee saver! I have students that help me now and again. I wouldn't let them use any other unit. I can't afford to have an inexperienced person hurt themselves due to machine error and the BT130 clutch keeps them safe. I expect to put the Earth Auger through it's paces again this year and I know it will do the job without issue. Gotta love a well designed and built machine!
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Auger I have a horse boarding business and purchased the hand held auger over a tractor attachment for installing fences, and building new stalls inside my barn. I didn't have enough money to buy both an attachment for my tractor and buy the hand held unit (needed for building stalls inside the barn) so I went with the hand held BT 130 and couldn't be happier. I've put up 20 acres of new pasture fence (posts spaced 12 feet apart, and installed 20 new stalls in my barn (boarders were thrilled) using this bad boy and it sure gets the job done.The safety features on this auger are a MUST. I rented an auger when I started to update my stalls, and after running it for only 3 hours returned it for fear it was going to break my wrist when it hit a rock. Not only is the BT 130 much more powerful, but the safety bar in it stops the auger when it hits something too hard sparing you a trip to the hospital. I'm not going to lie and say it doesn't hurt when you hit a rock, the safety bar will leave some good bruises on your legs, but its much better than being laid up with a broken wrist.This is truly a farm tool that you can use all day long, and will be ready to use the next day, Stihl makes the best power tools. After using it for 7 or 8 hours it can start to feel a little heavy, but I have done the same amount of work as a friend of mine did with his tractor auger, and he was surprised how quickly I got my new pastures opened up. This can make a three foot deep, 6in post hole in 20 seconds (if you don't hit a rock). I do recommend a manual post hole digger and steel rod for getting out bigger stones in your way and clearing the hole clean after drilling it.
Date published: 2014-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Auger brake lever is a very good feature but, I've had a few issues with the BT 130. The 4 screws (surrounding the drilling spindle) that attach the grip/frame to the powerhead loosened after just a few days of use and 2 fell out and were lost before the issue was noticed. The Stihl dealer didn't stock the same size screws. I replaced the screws and used Loctite. It's very hard to believe that Stihl wouldn't have addressed this issue!!The auger wanted to die at idle during the first few days of use. I adjusted the idle speed but it was still an issue, and I was even using the Stihl MotoMix for the first few tankfuls. It is idling fine now after a few weeks of use.
Date published: 2014-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from back saver We are glad we purchased this auger. It blasts right through northern michigans sandy/pebble soil. We made quick work of 500 saplings..however didn't give it five stars because it stalled on us numerous times. Not that big a deal ,as it fired right back up with an easy pull start. Figured out that it was best to get it spinning before you touched the ground.
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get's the job done! We were a little worried that this bad boy wouldn't have enough power to get through the rocks but it's great! Make sure to bring a post hole digger and pike to get through the tough spots.Also, the quick stop brake on it is definitely needed or else it would break your knees!
Date published: 2014-04-25
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