OK, I just noted TSC has the Country Line PHD on sale and I have a left over gift card burning a hole in my pocket.
The unknown is the C-L augers all look like they'd only be capable of drilling a 36 inch deep hole unless I countersink them with a bigger auger first...
I need 42" minimum for frost line and preferably 48" for good measure when building post/frame. Is this true of the TSC C-L PHD/augers (12" dia. is the auger I'd get first)? Is the Dirty Hands one any better (depth or otherwise), they are not onsite at the store - so it's hard to kick the tires so to speak...
The DH one sold here is the 110 model or the heavy duty boom and gear box model for about $150 more for the unit and $120 more for the 12" HD auger they sell. I know the DH model 110 is a bit heavier built than the on sale C-L one. Is that a big consideration? Most online around here have had great luck with the C-L model off the floor and saved the $$.
'Sale ends today on the C-L model. Any feedback welcome!