Richard S. wrote:
I have experience in this area.
My dad has a old ?1/2 horsepower? Craftsman drill and I was drilling into a stump with it. This has the lock so you can lock the trigger on. The damn thing got stuck and nearly tore my arms off, I went sailing like superman. Round and round she went until the cord pulled out of the wall.
I see what you mean.... when the auger was used for post holes it has a clutch that stops applying power when you hit a root.
but over time the clutch safety cuts in all the time making the thing pretty usless.
But you bring up a good point, I could measure the current of the 12v motor and put a fuse inline with it, so if the auger gets stuck the motor current would increase and blow the fuse. this would also keep me from burning out the motor.
Thanks for the idea, Richard !