YES! The highlight of a free weekend at the Ritz Carlton at Key Biscayne was watching the staff insert the beach umbrellas into holes made in the sand by a drill with the auger bit. As an avid gardener, I fantasized about using the auger to make holes in my garden for my plants. It is also used at flea markets to set up tents and even at circuses. I am excited about planting with my new auger!