Bulb Bopper®

Bulb Bopper®

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Plant a Hundred Bulbs an Hour, No Digging Required

  • This attachment turns your power drill into an efficient planting tool
  • Save your back and hours of planting time
  • Lasts a lifetime
  • Drill not included

Planting flower bulbs has never been quicker or easier than it is with the Bulb Bopper®. Attach this stainless steel bulb auger cylinder to any standard power drill and let it do the work, creating 2" diameter planting holes up to 9" deep.

  • Stainless steel
  • 1-3/4" diameter x 8" H
  • Attaches to a standard power drill, not included

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Bulb Bopper®
 
3.9

(based on 75 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid construction (63)
  • Easy to use (51)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Weather proof (25)
  • Comfortable grip (18)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (7)
  • Unwieldy (7)

Best Uses

  • Gardening (62)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (54), Master gardener (11), Getting started (8)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic for accurate and quick bulb planting!

By George W

from Germantown, TN

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Solid Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gardening

    Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

    This tool makes planting bulbs a quick and simple task. Wish I found it years ago.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing tool for planting 100s of bulbs!

    By Flower Lady

    from Atlanta, GA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gardening

      Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

      This made planting 60 tulip bulbs an easy task in just over an hour. Quite amazing. Originally I bought one for myself, then one for a friend, then one for another friend.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      disappointing product

      By s

      from midwest

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

      • Difficult to Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

        the product description fails to inform you that you have to use a dowel to attempt to push out the dirt in the auger bit. I bought two thinking I would gift one to my kids. I will be returning the unopened product.

         
        5.0

        works like a charm

        By home gardener

        from Enon,OH

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Solid Construction
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gardening

          Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

          To get enough power to make a hole in yard turf I needed to use a heavy duty corded drill with a LONG cord to set tree fertilizer sticks. That was a little cumbersome, but SO much easier than pounding in a stake to make the hole!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Bulb Popper Rocks

          By Spoon

          from Wilbraham, MA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Solid Construction
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gardening

            Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

            Makes planting spring bulbs easy peasy. Not quite fun, but much better than digging holes with a trowel.

             
            2.0

            Too hard to clean out

            By john

            from Stilwell, KS

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Solid Construction

            Cons

            • Difficult to Use

            Best Uses

            • Gardening

            Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

            cuts great hole for bulbs, but too hard to get plug out, needs a plunger system, using the wooden stick that's included takes too long to clean out dirt from last hole before going on to next hole

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            More Product Information Needed!

            By Leaf

            from Jackson Hole, WY

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            Pros

            • Can Speed Bulb Planting
            • Helpful If Used Correctly
            • Solid Construction
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

            • Additional Tools Needed
            • More Product Info Needed

            Best Uses

            • Bulb Planting
            • Gardening

            Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

            After reading all the reviews it's clear that Gardener's Supply needs to include more information (preferably on the website – for people like me. I lost the instructions that supposedly came with it). The "How To & Instruction" tab only talks about bulbs – nothing about the bulb bopper, which is annoying.

            The day I went to use my bulb bopper I quickly found that my 14.4volt cordless drill would not work. I had to go borrow a corded drill, only to find that none of my extension cords were long enough and had to go borrow one of those too! So I wasn't too happy. Would have been nice to know what kind of drill is needed up front. For the price, I thought they could at least include depth measuring lines on the device.

            It did work when I finally got all the other tools I needed, and I really like how you can place holes close to existing plants without disturbing them much.

            I have compiled some of the tips I found in the reviews:

            The catalog says "attach to any standard power drill" but the brochure with the planter specifies a 3 amp corded or 24 volt cordless drill.

            Make sure you push the tip down into the earth a little bit before you hit the drill trigger.

            Do beware of irrigation pipes.

            The device is good only on dry soil.

            I used an 18v Lithium battery powered drill and dug many holes quickly.

            A brightly colored, plastic or metal dowel would be even better.

            Spin out the soil by rev-ing the drill a few times in an empty pot, not touching the bottom or sides of the pot.

            Hold it with both hands.

            To make a bigger hole move the bulb bopper from side-to-side.

            Instructions should indicate that to use it you have to work it in "reverse" drilling mode, since if used on "forward", the item is released.

            BE SHURE YOU PLUG IT INTO A G.F.I. OUTLET:
            (I googled G.F.I. outlets and found this information:
            "If electricity flows from hot to ground through you, it could be fatal.") – GOOD to know!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome! Works great!

            By West Texas Kat

            from West Texas

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Solid Construction
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gardening

              Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

              Planted two hundred bulbs very quickly and easily! It was wonderful and easy to use. Fits into cordless drill and works great. Enjoyed using it so much I bought more bulbs to plant. Got it on sale and free shipping so it was a good deal.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Planted 400 bulbs this fall

              By arisonn

              from Greensburg, PA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

                  This tool definitely made my less-than-favorite garden task of planting bulbs easier. Downsides include the fact that drilling into dirt is hard on the drill motor. I could only do about 50 bulbs at a time before the motor started to overheat and I had to let the drill cool off. This is not really the fault of the bulb bopper though. Also the hole was not wide enough for some of my narcissus bulbs. And to get a deeper hole you have to make at least two passes, cleaning out the bopper with each pass. So while it is easier, it's not exactly lightning fast. Overall, though, I'm very glad I bought this.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Standard Power Drill?

                  By CairoDave

                  from Cairo, NY

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                  • Extremely Sharp
                  • Unwieldy

                  Best Uses

                  • Gardening

                  Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

                  The description does say "standard power drill" but the picture online and catalog show a battery drill, so I ordered one. 10 minutes later I only had a dozen bulbs planted and had burned through two of my Ryobi 18 volt batteries. I read the manual and it wants a 120v powered drill. Who snakes 200 feet of electrical cord in their garden? Does this device work? Yes. Is it practical? Beyond expectations. Will I recommend it? No. Nice idea, but the description needs to be modified. I love Gardeners.com and come here often. I was just disappointed in this product. And for cleaning you include a wooden dowell? Uh, just kind of lame.

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