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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Bulb Bopper®
 
3.9

(based on 72 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid construction (60)
  • Easy to use (49)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Weather proof (25)
  • Comfortable grip (17)

Cons

  • Unwieldy (7)
  • Difficult to use (6)

Best Uses

  • Gardening (60)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (51), Master gardener (11), Getting started (8)

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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!

     
    5.0

    Bulb Popper Rocks

    By Spoon

    from Wilbraham, MA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      More Product Information Needed!

      By Leaf

      from Jackson Hole, WY

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      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!

      (1 of 1 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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Planted 400 bulbs this fall

        By arisonn

        from Greensburg, PA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        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.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Standard Power Drill?

            By CairoDave

            from Cairo, NY

            About Me Avid Gardener

            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.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By HeySean

            from Saint Louis MO

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Gardening

            Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

            We planted over 150 bulbs in short order.

             
            4.0

            Wish I had this product years ago

            By JADL

            from Bluffton, SC

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not wide enough

            Best Uses

            • Gardening

            Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

            I found this product very useful and easy to use. The only "down" was the hole it digs is not wide enough for daffodil bulbs. It made planting so much easier.

             
            1.0

            Didn't perform to expectations

            By Landscaping enthusiast

            from Lincoln, NE

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Solid Construction

            Cons

            • Unwieldy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

              Was expecting this product to easily drill holes for spring bulb planting because it was heavy and appeared to be heavy-duty. After planting two bulbs, drill cartridge was drained so installed another charged cartridge and same thing happened again. Was disappointed in performance of this device. Ended up planting the bulbs using a spade and will be returning Bulb Bopper.

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