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Author Topic: ice auger comparison  (Read 1225 times)

hunter orange

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ice auger comparison
« on: Dec 09, 2010, 10:29 AM »
  Im it the market to buy a power ice auger i was looking to buy an eskimo z71 shark or a strikemaster magnum 10".  kinda wondering why the almost 5 hp eskimo auger is the same price or just a little bit more than a strikemaster of 2hp?  Is a strikemaster that much better than an eskimo?  My brother has a strikemaster magnum and it just tares up the ice but the first time we used it his pull string broke other than that it is wonderful.  just looking for some pros and cons between the two.  thanks

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Re: ice auger comparison
« Reply #1 on: Dec 09, 2010, 05:37 PM »
You mean they still have not fixed that?   My dad and brother had strikemaster magnium III's and they always broke recoils.

I just got to use my Z71 this weekend and it rips the ice up.
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Re: ice auger comparison
« Reply #2 on: Dec 09, 2010, 06:30 PM »
i have a jiffy stx pro 2 love it.   :thumbsup:
 

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Re: ice auger comparison
« Reply #3 on: Dec 09, 2010, 06:48 PM »
Just bought an Eskimo Z51 10", because I was tired of my SM Mag2000 8" coil get stuck or not engaging ~ so that should tell you something.

Seriously though, I think it is just that Jiffy and StrikeMaster have the name recognition more then Eskimo, thus they charge more.

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Re: ice auger comparison
« Reply #4 on: Dec 09, 2010, 08:59 PM »
I pu a recoil, carb kit then new carb into my last Strikemaser in the 2 years I owned it, sold it to a friend 2 years ago and it's had another recoil in it since. I bought a Nils and problem free.

 

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