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Author Topic: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger  (Read 8112 times)

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Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« on: Sep 23, 2013, 01:40 AM »
I have never owned a gas auger, and I am ready to pull the trigger. I was checking these out on cabelas site, and like the fact that they weigh in at 28# for 8" blade. Just wondering if the downsized engine of 38cc will be a significant difference in performance? I also found a website that I can get a new strikemaster lazermag 8" for $361 shipped to my door. So my two choices are the jiffy pro 4 lite $550 or strikemaster lazermag $361. Please help me out and thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #1 on: Sep 29, 2013, 09:15 AM »
You do know the Jiffy is a Propane auger running off those small propane bottles? It will be a lot quieter but at the same time you might have a problem using it at altitude or extreme cold. I like them but I would not buy one myself. I own an Eskimo. My friend has an older Jiffy that cuts through ice like butter. I thought my auger cut really fast until I used his last year.
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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #2 on: Oct 02, 2013, 06:39 AM »
Man im a little po ed , I had not even a month ago emaied jiffy asking if they were coming out with a new lighter  pro4 , I never got a  reply back so I went and got a pro4 .

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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #3 on: Oct 02, 2013, 07:33 PM »
Me personally i would buy the strikemaster. Just because once the warrante is up its easier to work on a small gas engine than it is a small propane. Oh wait most companys build throw away augers now lol.

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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #4 on: Oct 02, 2013, 08:00 PM »
Actually, the propane is just as easy if not easier to work on than a carbureted gas engine. Converting a gas to propane via a propane kit is also relatively easy.  ;)

                                   

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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #5 on: Oct 03, 2013, 08:52 AM »
X2. I would think a pressurized fuel delivery system would be good at higher altitudes.
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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #6 on: Oct 03, 2013, 09:07 AM »
The pro 4 lite is a great idea as the biggest criticism of the pro 4 is its bulk- but I'd hate to lose the cutting power. I'll take the bulk before I sacrifice the power. I really like seeing the technology expanding though! Jiffy took a big risk developing that auger and it really is a major advancement, it would be nice to see them sell more of them.
   

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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #7 on: Oct 03, 2013, 09:56 AM »
The pro 4 lite is a great idea as the biggest criticism of the pro 4 is its bulk- but I'd hate to lose the cutting power. I'll take the bulk before I sacrifice the power. I really like seeing the technology expanding though! Jiffy took a big risk developing that auger and it really is a major advancement, it would be nice to see them sell more of them.
I may have to buy one just to help out the cause.  ;D
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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #8 on: Oct 03, 2013, 10:22 AM »
Wouldn't hurt, consumption drives development! I wonder how much I've helped breweries drive the production of beer throughout my lifetime...
   

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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #9 on: Oct 04, 2013, 11:10 AM »
Wouldn't hurt, consumption drives development! I wonder how much I've helped breweries drive the production of beer throughout my lifetime...
:woot: Now there's a thought.
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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #10 on: Oct 09, 2013, 05:17 PM »
Also considering a Jiffy propane auger.   Like the idea of less weight.   But don't like the idea of being one of the first to buy a new model.   Like someone else to find the bugs.    The new 2-2-2 warranty is a plus but that don't help if you are without an auger in the middle of the winter.    Might try to get another year out of my old Strikemaster.   

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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #11 on: Oct 09, 2013, 05:43 PM »
Wouldn't hurt, consumption drives development! I wonder how much I've helped breweries drive the production of beer throughout my lifetime...
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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #12 on: Oct 09, 2013, 05:56 PM »
I don't know, but when I went on the wagon, Budweiser laid off a shift and quit sending me Christmas cards :woot: :roflmao: ;)2 :whistle:!!!

Seagram's suddenly found they were overstocked with 1,000 BARRELS of VO when I had to quit.  :pinch: I think Jiffy has most of the bugs worked out of the propane one, and they're made in the USA, too.  ;)

                                   

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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #13 on: Oct 09, 2013, 06:10 PM »
I am sold on Jiffy.  Just trying to decide on the Pro4 or Pro4 lite.    The Pro4 has been in the field for a couple of years now and certainly has had mostly positive reviews.   As good as their testing my be,  a new model always has a few issues when they hit the ice.   

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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #14 on: Oct 11, 2013, 08:39 AM »
If I had the money Rebelss has saved on his whiskey bill I would have one of each.  ;D
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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #15 on: Oct 13, 2013, 09:35 AM »
I'm thinking pretty hard about the new propane powered Pro 4 Lite.  I find that the older I get the more weight becomes an issue and it's all down hill from here.  :-)   I fish solo more now that the kids are grown so I don't have my Son to haul the heavy stuff for me.  I also like the idea of not having to worry about gas/oil spillage.  I'm hoping they'll have some deals at the St. Paul or Wausau Ice fishing shows this year. 
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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #16 on: Oct 13, 2013, 09:58 AM »
I'm thinking pretty hard about the new propane powered Pro 4 Lite.  I find that the older I get the more weight becomes an issue and it's all down hill from here.  :-)   I fish solo more now that the kids are grown so I don't have my Son to haul the heavy stuff for me.  I also like the idea of not having to worry about gas/oil spillage.  I'm hoping they'll have some deals at the St. Paul or Wausau Ice fishing shows this year.
I'm in about the same situation as you are. My son has a new baby, most of the guys I used to fish with are too crippled up to go anymore so I'm by myself most of the time. The only deals we get around here are what the tag states, but I'm still leaning toward a Pro 4 Lite.
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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #17 on: Nov 01, 2013, 09:40 PM »
I bought the Pro 4 Lite model about a month ago.  Since there is no ice I can't say how it drills but it's light, quiet and seems to have a lot of power.  I go out into the garage every now and then just to start it and here it run, waiting for the ice.  It always starts on the first or second pull.  No choke, no mixing of gas, no leaking of gas in my truck, lighter than my old model 30, no smoke, etc......  I think I made a good choice, just can't wait to actually use it.  Hope this helps in making your decision

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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #18 on: Nov 01, 2013, 09:48 PM »
I wouldn't worry about it being a "new" product...they are just using a smaller motor with same workings. Id never buy anything but a pro 4 now that i got one!
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Re: Jiffy pro 4 lite ice auger
« Reply #19 on: Nov 01, 2013, 09:57 PM »
My only reservation would be how it would start in cold weather.

 

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