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Author Topic: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor  (Read 1325 times)

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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #20 on: Aug 11, 2017, 06:03 PM »
That's about it really, totally agree...

Make a hole, pretty quick, cheap, efficient.. Stops making holes, sharpen her up at the kitchen table with a beer... Done...

Continue, in your spare time read about how somehow, Lazer blades are better, with leftover time read about how nobody has really figured out how to sharpen Lazer blades, and how Nils are so picky to keep in tune also..

Next day, go fishing with your cheap ultra sharp mora, and ponder why anyone would choose different..

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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #21 on: Aug 12, 2017, 06:56 AM »
Well,

One reason is the cover for a mora blows, I had the cover come off my mora a couple times and it cut up a creel bag and some other gear. With the other augers a good solid cover can be bought that stays on.

Here is the reason behind my buys.

8"nils

It was a really good deal from cabelas. The auger flighting goes up higher on this auger then any other hand auger. It is the heaviest built light hand auger. The extension  parts have flighting. The blade head can be adjusted/corrected when sharpening if it gets out of align, where once most hand augers bladed mounts get bent they are junk. It can have a power point head. A good cold snap cover can be put on it to protect the blades. It turns really smooth with a Milwaukee drill. It doesn't bind/catch on the hole bottom like other augers.

Over all it's a great auger, especially for a wheel house. With the power point head the guide poinit will start and cut the hole exactly where a guy puts it. No other hand auger has a guide point that I know of. This is especially nice in a wheel house hole when you want it exactly in the middle, I've had it where a wheel house hole was ontop of some pretty uneven messed up ice and the power point helped you drill where you wanted. Due to the length and adding one extension you can drill holes with the wheel house in the up position through pretty thick ice without having to drop the wheel house. The flighting removes all the shavings so you aren't clearing shavings so you get one nice even steady hole drill. This allows a guy to scout fish out of your wheel house before you drop it down and setup.

6in lazer

Never had a lazer or a 6in. Got it for $20 is Sioux Falls, and it had the good sweeden blades. Works great for fishing in local gravel/barrow pits.

8in Thunder Bay blazer

Was $59 new, had the cutting head blade mount like the synthetic lazer. Due to it being shorter then my nils I would fit in the back of my voyager sled a whole lot nicer, and supplied the 8in hole my 6in strikemaster couldn't

8in Jiffy Jet

Guy gave it to me. It has a shaver blade that is curved. Can be sharpened on a stone or sand paper really easy. Has a good rubber cover that stays on. Over all nicely built.

8in Jiffy model 30.

Was fist power auger I bought, and was before hand augers and electric drill were the thing. Thing is a beast and solid.....,weight sucks balls.

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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #22 on: Aug 12, 2017, 09:51 PM »
I got notification from Home Depot that they were back in stock 3 months ago.

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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #23 on: Aug 13, 2017, 07:12 PM »
Well,

One reason is the cover for a mora blows, I had the cover come off my mora a couple times and it cut up a creel bag and some other gear. With the other augers a good solid cover can be bought that stays on.

Here is the reason behind my buys.

8"nils

It was a really good deal from cabelas. The auger flighting goes up higher on this auger then any other hand auger. It is the heaviest built light hand auger. The extension  parts have flighting. The blade head can be adjusted/corrected when sharpening if it gets out of align, where once most hand augers bladed mounts get bent they are junk. It can have a power point head. A good cold snap cover can be put on it to protect the blades. It turns really smooth with a Milwaukee drill. It doesn't bind/catch on the hole bottom like other augers.

Over all it's a great auger, especially for a wheel house. With the power point head the guide poinit will start and cut the hole exactly where a guy puts it. No other hand auger has a guide point that I know of. This is especially nice in a wheel house hole when you want it exactly in the middle, I've had it where a wheel house hole was ontop of some pretty uneven messed up ice and the power point helped you drill where you wanted. Due to the length and adding one extension you can drill holes with the wheel house in the up position through pretty thick ice without having to drop the wheel house. The flighting removes all the shavings so you aren't clearing shavings so you get one nice even steady hole drill. This allows a guy to scout fish out of your wheel house before you drop it down and setup.

6in lazer

Never had a lazer or a 6in. Got it for $20 is Sioux Falls, and it had the good sweeden blades. Works great for fishing in local gravel/barrow pits.

8in Thunder Bay blazer

Was $59 new, had the cutting head blade mount like the synthetic lazer. Due to it being shorter then my nils I would fit in the back of my voyager sled a whole lot nicer, and supplied the 8in hole my 6in strikemaster couldn't

8in Jiffy Jet

Guy gave it to me. It has a shaver blade that is curved. Can be sharpened on a stone or sand paper really easy. Has a good rubber cover that stays on. Over all nicely built.

8in Jiffy model 30.

Was fist power auger I bought, and was before hand augers and electric drill were the thing. Thing is a beast and solid.....,weight sucks balls.
.  That Jiffy must be the same beast that is for sale on Craigslist:Sioux City. Right?

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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #24 on: Aug 14, 2017, 06:21 AM »
I found a Clam Plate Adapter at Cabelas for $20.  I didn't notice until I got home a part was missing.  I wondered what my options were with the part gone.  I have not toyed with it yet, I just threw it in my sled which is in summer storage buried in a garage.  It looked like my orange Nils 6" might slide up in to it, at least from a diameter stand point.    If not I will need an adapter.  The part missing is the shaft, I circled it in the photo.  I have friends who can mill and machine for me if needed, or if there is something I can buy.  Just the shaft is missing, the mount and bearing is there.





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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #25 on: Aug 14, 2017, 06:49 AM »
The part is circled in WHAT photo??
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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #26 on: Aug 14, 2017, 08:21 AM »
I found a Clam Plate Adapter at Cabelas for $20.  I didn't notice until I got home a part was missing.  I wondered what my options were with the part gone.  I have not toyed with it yet, I just threw it in my sled which is in summer storage buried in a garage.  It looked like my orange Nils 6" might slide up in to it, at least from a diameter stand point.    If not I will need an adapter.  The part missing is the shaft, I circled it in the photo.  I have friends who can mill and machine for me if needed, or if there is something I can buy.  Just the shaft is missing, the mount and bearing is there.




Your Photos missing!! imagur is the only option so far!!  so we don't get hijacked by puke bucket .. for $300 each to host are photos !!

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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #27 on: Aug 14, 2017, 08:25 AM »
Royalwapiti does yours have four bolts on it ?like in photo or just two to hold the part you circled in?? If it has four bolts holding the bearing plate In. You can order the clam gear box and up grade it to using that make turning with a drill like as 6 inch much easier.. and same with a 8 inch..

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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #28 on: Aug 14, 2017, 08:36 AM »
I will need to go to my storage garage and look.  it's a couple miles down the road in a storage unit.  I took almost everything out of my garage to de-clutter it in anticipation of house going on on the market.  Moving to IGL or Sioux Falls area.  Hopefully be up there by December.


So basically I check the KLR650 website I go to, i have hundreds of pics shared on that site.  If they aren't hosted then i can dump my account...
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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #29 on: Aug 14, 2017, 02:09 PM »
Yes, there are 4 bolts.  So i can use the gearbox.   the shaft diameter is 5/8", I'll investigate my own adapter as well.  Don't really need the gearbox for a 6", but if i step up to a 8" I might want it.

Looks like my days on Photobucket are done.   Good thing i still have almost all of them on my PC.

Thanks Chilly
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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #30 on: Aug 14, 2017, 08:29 PM »
.  That Jiffy must be the same beast that is for sale on Craigslist:Sioux City. Right?

Yeah.

I put it up last fall and some guy was interested, but we never got together on it.

If I get what I want for it I'm selling the Jiffy Model 30, The Thunder Bay blazer, and Jiffy jet. It is kinda sad, I haven't even cut a hole with the Thunderbay blazer, or the Jiffy Jet. All of them are in good condition. I'm just going to try and raise the $360 for a nils 10in power point for in the wheel house. Figured If I sold those three I'd have the funds for the nils 10in then. If People don't want to pay my asking price. Then I'll keep them. Lol. That Jiffy does throw ice, and cuts like a raped ape.

When looking for a 10in in the wheel house I emailed k-drill they basicly said they won't make a 10in.....ever. They claimed there isn't enough demand for a 10in. I can't seem to find an old 10in mora.....so looks like the nils 10in is where I need to go......

Well that or I'm going to get an ATV dolly so I can use my ATV to pull the wheel house out on spirit.....Something driving a truck on that lake bugs me.

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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #31 on: Aug 17, 2017, 11:58 PM »
After the start of the Minnesota state fair August 24 th their new line up should be on line.

http://www.mnstatefair.org/interactive/maps/details/?v=694.1

actually release day has changed to August 18th (today). here is a link to the new stuff for this year.

http://stores.clamoutdoors.com/new-for-2017-2018.html?_ga=2.48497318.1023122495.1503034319-1681588279.1497620033
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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #32 on: Aug 18, 2017, 01:23 AM »
as for the cost difference between buying the combo package and buying the stuff separately it was explained to me by the customer service department that the extra cost is because of the extra packaging in the combo package. I found it odd my self since to me there is actually more cardboard packaging when you buy the separate parts but they claim there is more in the combo package. it is what it is and yes it does save money to buy each piece separate and make you own combo. now for the original question on the plate. there will be plates at the retailers. as for the gear box it is listed in the catalog again this year but with the redesign after last years issue I don't know if it will have gone up in price do to the new metal gear box and the cut gears now or not. as for pricing I won't know how much of a increase there will be if any until I see the new pricing sheet.
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Re: 2017 clam drill plate adaptor
« Reply #33 on: Aug 18, 2017, 01:32 AM »
forgot one thing. there is two different combos when it comes to the plate.

1st is the plate & 6 inch auger combo without the gear box. this is the one for $169.99
2nd is the plate & 8inch auger & gear box. this is $249.99

both are cheaper if bought as separate items and you put the combo together yourself instead of everything being in one big box.
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