Mobile Site Follow Iceshanty at Twitter Iceshanty Facebook Page Iceshanty Youtube Channel
Ice Fishing Shanty
Home | ThinIce | Chat | Pictures | Archives | ProShop | Militia | Sponsors
Iceshanty.com sponsored in part by:
Marmish | FishUSA | Marcum | Fish307 | Jiffy | Gearcor | Frabill | FleetFarm | Lindy | Glens | KitteryTradingPost | Cabelas
Oct 31, 2014, 02:37 PM
Team Iceshanty Mock T's
Full chest logo/iceshanty.com printed down the sleeve.
Iceshanty Proshop

Miss activation email? Check your spam folder! | Forgot password?

Author Topic: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???  (Read 3066 times)

MT Hank

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 282
  • Location: Kalispell, Montana
  • Join Date: Feb 2007

  • My Fishin Buddy

I have been looking at the attachment ($26) to convert a hand auger to power with the attachments for a battery powered drill. Anybody have any experience with these attachments and better yet any recommendations???

I have a new 18 volt DeWalt (DC927) with the removable handle. It has lithium ion batteries (2), seems to have a ton of torque and the batteries last forever.

I built two decks 20'x10' and 8'x16' (tons of screws) and had to charge the battery once. I know thatís not drilling through ice but???

Any and all info/suggestions are very welcome...

Thanks!
       

F.R.E.D.

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 289
  • Location: Shrewsbury
  • Join Date: Dec 2009

Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #1 on: Nov 09, 2010, 09:37 AM »
Definately depends on drill . . . I have 2 friends that have them, one a dewalt like yours the other some kind of makita. Dewalt does around 5 8" holes per battery @ 8-10" of ice, makita is an animal, does well over 10 holes per battery. Disclaimer: I have no personal use with such product but have seen it used on the ice.


Rebelss

  • IceShantyholic
  • ***
  • Posts: 7,922
  • Location: SE Minnysoda
  • Join Date: Jan 2010

  • Muckletonian Society
Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #2 on: Nov 09, 2010, 09:39 AM »
My cousin had one...worked well for us 'til he bought a gas auger. Can't do lots of holes, but they're sufficient. Just don't bear down on it...you hit some bad ice or a chunk of something, and it'll rip your paws off!

                                   

"You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself"...Rick Nelson/SCB '72

bee

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,137
  • Location: Brunswick, Maine
  • Join Date: Nov 2007

Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #3 on: Nov 09, 2010, 10:11 AM »
I have used one for 3 yrs. Make sure you have the larger amp hour batteries. Also I wouldn,t go over 6in for the auger. Take 2 batt with you and keep them warm.
Thats Why They Call It Fishing.

eyesfishing

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 336
  • Location: Utica, NY
  • Join Date: Jan 2009

Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #4 on: Nov 09, 2010, 12:54 PM »
I guess it's fine to use if you happen to have a high power drill, but otherwise I'd just get a nils or gas auger.
Get the flag!

jeffro9023

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,277
  • Location: Western New York
  • Join Date: Jan 2008

Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #5 on: Nov 24, 2010, 08:39 PM »
what diameter auger are you using? a 5" auger will get more holes than an 8"...i have a24v craftsman and thinking about giving it a whirl (no pun intended) 

andercee

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 481
  • Location:
  • Join Date: Nov 2007

Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #6 on: Nov 24, 2010, 10:09 PM »
I think there is a pretty good chance of you losing your auger with any of these devices.
ಠ_ಠ
I may or may have not had a few beers prior to this posting, please forgive me.
My auger can out-drill your auger!



Bellybuster

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 586
  • Location: Wasaga Beach ON Canada
  • Join Date: Nov 2008

Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #7 on: Nov 25, 2010, 05:59 AM »
I think there is a pretty good chance of you losing your auger with any of these devices.

most of them come with a plate or bar to avoid this, the plate is bigger than the hole
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
--Stephen Wright

iceman260

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 378
  • Location: Scotia,NY
  • Join Date: Jan 2010

Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #8 on: Nov 25, 2010, 09:11 AM »
I use a craftsman 20 volt lithium ion with fin-bor 4 1/2 inch auger. can drill 40 plus holes on one charge never had to use second battery yet. put a frisbee on auger so it doesnt fall in hole if auger comes off the drill.
If fishing is a sport are we considered athletes?  

DEADONDYLAN

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 606
  • Location: Lowell In.
  • Join Date: Jan 2009

Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #9 on: Nov 25, 2010, 09:18 AM »
I've used the Ice master (has the bungee cord strap to keep audger from dropping in) adapter for three years now on a 6" lazer 18V dewalt I can get roughly 30 holes through 8-9' of ice on one battery. keep the batteries as warm as you can and your blades sharp. its great for scouting around drill in one hand vex in other,light and fast.

fishinjim

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 315
  • Location: Hales Corners, WI
  • Join Date: Oct 2007

  • Quit Wishin, Go Fishin
Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #10 on: Nov 29, 2010, 10:47 PM »
I use a Milwaukee 18v lith-ion with a 6 in laser, I get about 30-40 holes per batt. The adapter that I use I got off Craig's list in Milw, WI Ice Auger Drill Adapter Stainless Steel Body/Alum Disc It is made by a guy who owns a machine shop and makes them, it has a plate on it so if it would come off it will not go down the hole.http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc265/fishin-jim/P1180116.jpg[/img]]http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc265/fishin-jim/P1180114.jpg[/img]]
http://www.shad-rapp.com/Ice%20Fish%20Baby.mp3 
 President Okauchee Fishing Club

onebadc20

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 240
  • Location: Nashville, Indiana
  • Join Date: Jul 2010

Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #11 on: Jan 06, 2011, 01:44 AM »
Does it have to be a drill or will a cordless impact work?  I know they have alot more torque, but will the pulsating "impact" effect the way the auger drills?

therealjt

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 340
  • Location: indianola ia
  • Join Date: Jan 2009

  • Oh i wish i was a fishing
Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #12 on: Jan 06, 2011, 05:17 AM »
don't think there is an adapter for a quarter inch impact. i have the ice master with the strap and an eighteen volt dewalt xrp and a six inch mora. get around twenty five holes per battery

justfine

  • Iceshanty Militia
  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • *
  • Posts: 218
  • Location: catt. county N.Y.
  • Join Date: Mar 2009

  • NOW THIS IS FUN!!!
Re: ?? Best attachment for battery powered drill for auger???
« Reply #13 on: Jan 06, 2011, 05:39 AM »
auger buddy I think works good 18 volt
HAPPINESS IS BLOOD ON THE ICE!!!!

 

Iceshanty.com sponsored in part by:
Marmish | FishUSA | Marcum | Fish307 | Jiffy | Gearcor | Frabill | FleetFarm | Lindy | Glens | Cabelas
Home | ThinIce | Chat | Pictures | Archives | ProShop | GearShop | Militia | Sponsors

Ice Fishing @ www.iceshanty.com Fishing @ www.myfishfinder.com Hunting @ www.myhuntingforum.com

Contact | Sponsor IceShanty.com | Disclaimer
©1996- IceShanty.com
All Rights Reserved