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Hand Tooling Accessories

Hand Tooling Accessories

AMS hand sampling accessories will help you collect soil, soil gas, sludge and sediment, and groundwater samples using your AMS samplers. There are also a variety of accessories for cleaning or carrying your samplers, and storing samples.


Please make sure any accessories that you intend to use with your AMS soil, soil gas, sludge and sediment, or groundwater samplers use the same connection type.


See Connection Types for more information.


  • Adapters and Couplings
    Adapters and Couplings
    Adapters add quick conversion of your current Signature Series, 5/8" threaded or Quick Connect connections. Adapters allow for various connections from Cross Handles, Slide Hammers or Drills to extension pieces and other AMS products. Easily adapt your current 5/8" threaded or Quick Connect connections to the Signature Series product line. Signature Series adapters add versatility to AMS augers.   Please make sure any AMS samplers you intend to use together share a common connection type.   See Connection Types for more information.  
  • Adjustable Foot Step
    Adjustable Foot Step
    The 7/8” AMS adjustable foot step works on all 7/8” diameter AMS soil probes and 5/8” AMS extensions. The 1” foot step is used with the 1”x36” replaceable tip soil probe.   The adjustable foot step allows for additional down pressure to be used to drive the probe. The foot step can be adjusted to fit anywhere on the soil probe or extension so that deeper samples can be taken.   *Note: The AMS Adjustable Footstep does not work with AMS gas vapor probe or tile probe extensions.
  • Cleaning Brushes
    Cleaning Brushes
    In stainless steel and nylon. Easily maintain sampling equipment with stainless steel and nylon brushes.
  • Cross Handles
    Cross Handles
    AMS Cross Handles are connected to AMS extensions – which are then connect to AMS augers and other samplers.   AMS 18in and 22in rubber-coated handles are made of chromoly and are coated with textured rubber. The 18in rubber-coated handles are available with signature series, 3/4in threaded, 5/8in threaded, and quick connect connections. 22in models are only available with a 3/4in threaded connection, and are only intended for use with AMS 6in and 7in augers. Ratcheting handles are available with signature series, 3/4in threaded, 5/8in threaded, and quick connect fittings. They are made of durable carbon steel, and have an open-gear mechanism that allows for easy cleaning of the gear and cog. Quick connect ratcheting handles allow for reverse ratcheting.   The AMS Hammer Head Cross Handle lets you pound your soil sampling device into the ground with an impact-absorbing hammer. AMS Slide Hammers are also used to pound AMS probes and core samplers into soils and sediments.   Please make sure any AMS samplers you intend to use together share a common connection type.   See Connection Types for more information.  
  • Drills
    All the power you need!   With a variety of drills and adapters to choose from, you are sure to find the one to meet your specific job site requirement.
  • End Cap Inserts
    End Cap Inserts
    Minimize loss of volatiles with stainless steel cap inserts. Designed to work in conjunction with the plastic liner caps, these stainless steel inserts are ideal for environmental soil sample collection.
  • Extensions
    The welded fittings by AMS craftsmen on all extensions offer maximum strength and torque resistance. Signature Series in yellow zinc coated chrome molybdenum for added rust resistance. Threaded Extensions in either chrome molybdenum or stainless steel. Quick Connect Extensions also in chrome molybdenum or stainless steel.   Please make sure any AMS samplers you intend to use together share a common connection type.   See Connection Types for more information.  
  • Fluoropolymer Film
    Fluoropolymer Film
    Seal or wrap samples for shipping or used to cover material on which samples will be dissected and examined. For sealing samples in liners, select the perforated roll of 4" x 4" swatches.
  • Idaho Spoon
    Idaho Spoon
    This cleanout tool is used for ejecting soil from the AMS Open-Face Auger and the AMS One-Piece Open-Face Auger.
  • Liners
    Plastic, stainless steel, brass, or aluminum! Order liners by diameter, length, and material type. The sizes shown are the retaining cylinder size (i.e. liners are sized by the OD of the liner).   *Note: The 3/4" and 1" liners are 1 3/4" longer than the described length to accommodate the reach-and-grab soil probe system. Call for special size requests.   Some plastic PVC liners are available in bulk quantities. Call 208-226-2017 or 800-635-7330 for more information.
  • Safety Liner Splitter
    Safety Liner Splitter
    The AMS Safety Liner Splitter allows you to split liners up to 13-3/4” in length. This adjustable liner splitter accepts liner diameters as small as ¾” OD all the way up to 3” OD. Each liner splitter comes with a safety utility knife with spring-loaded retractable blade and (10) extra hook blades. This device offers a safe alternative for splitting liners open lengthwise in the field.
  • Liner Caps
    Liner Caps
    Plastic End Caps. Made from polyethylene, these plastic end caps are used to cap the ends of our liners, keeping the integrity of the samples high.
  • Quick Connect Accessories
    Quick Connect Accessories
    The quick connect repair kit is used to repair quick connect connections. The finger rig is used to press the connection pin to release the connection.
  • AMS Foot Jack
    AMS Foot Jack
    AMS GVP Foot Jack is specifically designed to extract AMS 5/8” diameter gas vapor probe extension rods. The special open slot design on the shackle/jaws allow you to rapidly connect and disconnect from the extension strand. There is no need to thread on any type of T-jack adapter with this foot removal jack. The pair of jaws are designed to grab directly onto the GVP extension rods in order to extract your extension strand quickly & efficiently.
  • Removal Jack
    Removal Jack
    Remove your tooling easily! The AMS removal jack works much like a regular tire jack. Special adapters make it possible to retrieve tile probes, soil core samplers and other tooling that cannot easily be pulled from the soil. The jack creates a smoother pulling motion than the more typical "beating out" retrieval method, which uses body torque and/or a slide hammer in reverse motion. The smoother pull may allow you to retain more sample integrity.
  • Replacement Bits for Hand Augers
    Replacement Bits for Hand Augers
    Save money by repairing your own regular, sand or mud auger bits. These must be welded on to your current auger. Your warranty is void after welding the first set of replacement bits on yourself. AMS is not responsible for damages caused by poor welding.
  • Rock Breaker Kit
    Rock Breaker Kit
    Used to split or chip rocks and stones found in an augered hole. The AMS rock breaker is an alloy steel sharp edged chisel designed for use with the AMS slide hammer. Used to break up obstructions in augered holes and to penetrate hard pan lenses.
  • Slide Hammers
    Slide Hammers
    Absorbs the impact shock. A rubber coating makes it easy to grip, as well as significantly absorbing the impact shock. Pounds down for easy penetration, and then can be pounded up for tool extraction.   Please make sure any AMS samplers you intend to use together share a common connection type. See Connection Types for more information.
  • Soil Color Charts, Geo Guide and Gauges
    Soil Color Charts, Geo Guide and Gauges
    The Munsell Soil Color Chart Binder allows for color classification of soils using 250 mounted chips. The Munsell Color Chart enables color classification of soils using 250 mounted color chips. Developed with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, this guide is the industry standard. The McCollough Geo Guide Card and Geotechnical Gauge provide easy to use geotechnical information The Geo Guide Card and Geotechnical Gauge provide classification information on a rigid plastic card with lanyard. It includes soil type samples, classification by type, grain size and color.
  • Soil Core Catchers
    Soil Core Catchers
    Minimize sample loss when sampling dry, loose soils and wet, unconsolidated soils. Made from thin plastic, the catcher fits into the liner with the fingers pointing upward. It is used in loose materials such as sand and unconsolidated loam soil to hold the sample in place when recovering the sampler from the borehole.
  • Soil Ejectors
    Soil Ejectors
    Two different styles to choose from. Soil ejectors help you remove samples from your probe with ease and keep your fingers clean!   The old style ejectors snap inside the slot of the probe and slide up as the sample enters the probe. They are fixed ejectors and are meant to stay inside of the slot of the probe for subsequent use. (*Only available for 7/8” soil probes).   The new style ejectors are available for both 7/8”, 1-1/8” and 1-1/4” soil probes. The head of the ejector fits snug inside the slot and ejects samples with little effort. The reverse side of the ejector has a nipple that is ideal for ejecting the remaining soil from the tip of the soil probe.
  • Soil Probe Replaceable Tips
    Soil Probe Replaceable Tips
    Being able to replace the tip of your soil probe is a convenient and economic way to increase the lifespan of your equipment.   AMS replaceable tip soil probes are a popular choice among agronomists, soil scientists, environmental consultants, and farmers. AMS offers several different replacement tip options that allow you to sample in a variety of soil conditions more efficiently. You can increase your soil recovery by utilizing our regular, mud, clay, oversized, or serrated tips in the appropriate soil conditions. Replacement tips are available for 1” and 1 1/4” AMS replaceable tip soil probes.   Regular Tip – For most soil conditions. This tip comes with AMS replaceable tip soil probes. Regular Tip (oversized) – The OD of this tip is larger than the body of the soil probe. It allows the probe to be removed from the soil with ease and creates less disturbance to the sample on slotted soil probes. Clay Tip – This tip has the smallest ID of all our replaceable tips. It allows the soil to expand inside the soil probe and will increase recovery in clay and heavily compacted soils. Mud Tip – This tip has the largest diameter of our replaceable tips. It works great in mud and wet sandy conditions. Serrated Tip – This tip is used for sampling in heavily rooted soils. It will assist the probe through roots, silage and other obstructions.
  • Tooling Cases
    Tooling Cases
    Built tough to protect your valuable equipment. Convenient carrying cases designed to provide storage and easy transportation for all of your sampling equipment. Available in a variety of sizes and either a flexible poly-canvas or a rugged, hard-sided case with foam padding inside.
  • Wrenches
    For easy assembly and disassembly. Extremely handy tools for the job site.
  • Tubing
    Fluoropolymer Tubing and Polythylene Tubing are used with AMS Retract-A-Tip, the AMS dedicated tip, AMS Gas Vapor Probe Kits, and vacuum pumps for collecting soil gas samples.
  • Vacuum Pumps
    Vacuum Pumps
    AMS offers Hand Vacuum Pumps and Electric Vacuum Pumps to assist in soil gas and groundwater sampling.   The Hand Vacuum Pump allow for samples to be taken into suitable test containers at sites where electricity is not accessible. They have a vacuum gauge release valve and fittings.   The 12-volt Electric Vacuum Pump includes a 15 foot cord.