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Offline joesp

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Strikemaster 24v vs M18 drill
« on: Oct 20, 2022, 09:21 AM »
Just looking for feedback on what people are using to power a 8" lite-flite. I got a deal on a used 24v with 6" auger but looking to upgrading to 8" and wondering if should continue with 24v or sell and get a milwaukee or dewalt drill.

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Re: Strikemaster 24v vs M18 drill
« Reply #1 on: Oct 20, 2022, 09:33 AM »
I ran the SM 8" LF most of last season w/Milwaukee 2804 w/5ah battery no complaints . I drill 20-30 holes in an area no issue with battery life . The Eskimo Pistol Bit is another good choice ...the speed difference is minimal ..but the Eskimo uses Mora/shaver style blades which can be cheaper and easier to find and can be sharpened by hand with a minimal skill set.

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Re: Strikemaster 24v vs M18 drill
« Reply #2 on: Oct 20, 2022, 10:29 AM »
I prefer the Milwaukee setup w/ nero style adapter. it's lighter & breaks down to a 2 piece assembly that fits in my gear box. I use the nero because if the assembly slips out of the drill chuck, it's 11" wide to one side & won't wind up on the bottom of da lake. Also it's a good idea to secure the adapter to the auger sleeve w/ a sheet metal screw. It lets you remove that big plastic knob that likes to grab hoodie strings.  ( don't ask)

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Re: Strikemaster 24v vs M18 drill
« Reply #3 on: Oct 21, 2022, 01:38 PM »
Milwaukee 1400 in/lbs hammer drill ...add both to cart ...looks to be a stackable deal ,,,use code RED15...$227 before tax


https://www.acmetools.com/m18-fuel-1-2in-hammer-drill-driver-kit-2904-22/045242637737.html

https://www.acmetools.com/42-piece-driver-bit-set-48-32-1551/045242345434.htm
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Re: Strikemaster 24v vs M18 drill
« Reply #4 on: Oct 21, 2022, 02:50 PM »
Milwaukee 1400 in/lbs hammer drill ...add both to cart ...looks to be a stackable deal ,,,use code RED15...$227 before tax


https://www.acmetools.com/m18-fuel-1-2in-hammer-drill-driver-kit-2904-22/045242637737.html

https://www.acmetools.com/42-piece-driver-bit-set-48-32-1551/045242345434.htm

That's a really good deal on the latest generation drill setup there!!
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Re: Strikemaster 24v vs M18 drill
« Reply #5 on: Oct 21, 2022, 03:03 PM »
the M18 with the 8" lite-flite is my exact set up. I bring out 2 5ah batteries but I don't think I've ever had to use the second one. I think i've drilled maybe 28" of ice with no issues. you won't be disappointed. if you go with the pistol bit just make sure you get a newer one with the center point. if you don't have the center point (which the older models did not) the drill tend to walk around a bit before biting.
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Re: Strikemaster 24v vs M18 drill
« Reply #6 on: Oct 23, 2022, 02:34 PM »
Iíve been using a Milwaukee Fuel with a standard 8Ē Lazer and a 12AH battery going on a decade now. I use it with a Clam Plate. Fantastic setup for ice under 24Ē. Havenít been on more than 24Ē of ice in probably 15 years. For what a new StrikeMaster 24v costs, itís hard to beat a drill setup unless youíre constantly drilling several feet of ice. Not saying a drill setup wonít do it but itís taxing even on the best drill/batteries.

Having said that, Iíve never used any powered auger other than my drill setup. If you already have the 24v head, Iíd just upgrade the auger bit and call it a day.
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Re: Strikemaster 24v vs M18 drill
« Reply #7 on: Oct 23, 2022, 05:18 PM »
Thanks everyone for info. Ended up deciding to keep with the 24v and look at upgrading to 8 inch bit.

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Re: Strikemaster 24v vs M18 drill
« Reply #8 on: Oct 24, 2022, 09:13 AM »
Thanks everyone for info. Ended up deciding to keep with the 24v and look at upgrading to 8 inch bit.

KTP has a discount code TREAT22
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Re: Strikemaster 24v vs M18 drill
« Reply #9 on: Oct 24, 2022, 09:15 AM »
Thanks everyone for info. Ended up deciding to keep with the 24v and look at upgrading to 8 inch bit.

KTP has a discount code TREAT22
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