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Offline Rudy0716

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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #30 on: Dec 25, 2020, 06:04 PM »
Making my first post!

Iím going to Home Depot tomorrow to pick up the Ryobi hammer drill thatís currently on sale (600 in./lbs. for $50 (tool only) canít beat the price). I hope that, paired with the lithium-ion plus battery, should give me the umph I need.

And Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all.

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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #31 on: Dec 25, 2020, 06:06 PM »
Making my first post!

Iím going to Home Depot tomorrow to pick up the Ryobi hammer drill thatís currently on sale (600 in./lbs. for $50 (tool only) canít beat the price). I hope that, paired with the lithium-ion plus battery, should give me the umph I need.

And Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all.

Save your money unless your just looking for a home drill. This will not I repeat this will not spin an auger very long before it's smoking
If you sit around all day and do nothing your a bum, but if you sit in a boat all day or in a shanty and do nothing they call you a fisherman

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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #32 on: Dec 25, 2020, 06:15 PM »
I appreciate it! You saved me a trip to the store, and a small dent in the wallet.

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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #33 on: Dec 25, 2020, 06:19 PM »
I appreciate it! You saved me a trip to the store, and a small dent in the wallet.


No problem hate to see you waste 50 bucks
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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #34 on: Dec 25, 2020, 07:01 PM »
I have been running the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hammer drill for several years with no issues.
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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #35 on: Dec 25, 2020, 07:47 PM »
Been using a Milwaukee M18 for ~4 years now mated to a clam auger drill plate and lazer bit.  Would not change.

sounds good.   the clam plate has some gear reduction which imo allows a bigger variety of drills to be used.     

electric drill setup of any configuration is sure a lot better than hand drill.ing. lol 💪💪

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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #36 on: Dec 26, 2020, 07:10 AM »
I use a Ryboi hammer drill and driver 18v Lithium+ and it's drilled many holes. This'll be my third yr with it. It's attached to a Mora 6inch augar with sharp blades. Just my two cents.
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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #37 on: Dec 26, 2020, 08:03 AM »
Just purchased the Dewalt DCD998, thanks for all the input! Just need the ice now.

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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #38 on: Dec 26, 2020, 07:57 PM »
Just purchased the Dewalt DCD998, thanks for all the input! Just need the ice now.

Good luck with your purchase !
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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #39 on: Dec 26, 2020, 08:24 PM »
I use a Ryboi hammer drill and driver 18v Lithium+ and it's drilled many holes. This'll be my third yr with it. It's attached to a Mora 6inch augar with sharp blades. Just my two cents.


You should play the lottery cause you got the 1 of 100 that hasn't burned up yet spinning an auger. I've seen 3-4 burn up and even dewalts that aren't the models stated
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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #40 on: Dec 27, 2020, 06:08 AM »
This will be my first year with the drill setup I went with Milwaukee 2804 and a pistol bit
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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #41 on: Dec 27, 2020, 06:47 AM »
6 inch old mora with new blades....   iíve learned over time that i donít need anything larger ......started with a 7.5 inch hand auger back in 1980. lol. 


I can remember starting out with a old spoon auger. Back to the subject. I have a old Mora with a 24v cobalt with a tee handle. We averaged a couple dozen holes a outing and never needed the back up battery.  How far we have advanced over the years. From a polar pal ,bucket, and a spud and no electronics. To what we have now. Now for a shelter that drags itself to really impress me..lol
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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #42 on: Dec 27, 2020, 06:54 AM »
I can remember starting out with a old spoon auger. Back to the subject. I have a old Mora with a 24v cobalt with a tee handle. We averaged a couple dozen holes a outing and never needed the back up battery.  How far we have advanced over the years. From a polar pal ,bucket, and a spud and no electronics. To what we have now. Now for a shelter that drags itself to really impress me..lol

  So true Al my first year I used an ax and the broken of top of a bamboo cane pole..
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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #43 on: Dec 30, 2020, 07:33 AM »


You should play the lottery cause you got the 1 of 100 that hasn't burned up yet spinning an auger. I've seen 3-4 burn up and even dewalts that aren't the models stated

There are a few different models of the Ryobi. There is a heavier duty one that puts out 750 in-lbs of torque and will not burn up. BUT there is a huge problem with that drill. The hammer handle is connected through the plastic in the front. The handle can't withstand the torque the motor puts out. I damn near broke my wrist last winter when the entire thing tore apart. Before that tho, this drill would cut 8-inch holes. Still, I would not recommend it!!

I actually just purchased the Kobalt XTR 24v Brushless Drill-Driver at Lowes. 1,200 in-lbs of torque and the kit with 4ah was only $124 (Hammer model was $150). Just started using it, but so far it's chewed what ice we have no problem (with kinda dull blades from last season).


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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #45 on: Jan 01, 2021, 09:12 AM »
Don't think you can go wrong with Milwaukee or dewalt.  I plan on purchasing a dewalt 996 for my 6" nils convertible.  I have two 4 amp batteries for it already which I think should be plenty to last all day in an area where ice fishing is starting to dissipate due to our weak winters.  Anymore locally IF we get ice it's not more than 5 or 6" at best through the winter.

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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #46 on: Jan 01, 2021, 09:24 AM »
Don't think you can go wrong with Milwaukee or dewalt.  I plan on purchasing a dewalt 996 for my 6" nils convertible.  I have two 4 amp batteries for it already which I think should be plenty to last all day in an area where ice fishing is starting to dissipate due to our weak winters.  Anymore locally IF we get ice it's not more than 5 or 6" at best through the winter.
I'm still yet to have to attach the second battery in a day. I always carry 2 6amp batteries
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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #47 on: Jan 09, 2021, 04:04 PM »
I had a rigid drill with a 6 inch Nils that worked great but the batteries were only 2ah, I will say rigid has EXCEPTIONAL customer service. I had a bad battery, made a 5 minute phone call and had a new one in 3 days. If you have Rigid, spend the few minutes to register your stuff for the LSA.


Now I run a Milwaukee on a 8" lite flite and couldn't be happier. Went with the Milwaukee because i got it with a impact drill and 2 batteries pretty cheap. No regrets on the purchase.
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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #48 on: Jan 09, 2021, 04:18 PM »
I had a rigid drill with a 6 inch Nils that worked great but the batteries were only 2ah, I will say rigid has EXCEPTIONAL customer service. I had a bad battery, made a 5 minute phone call and had a new one in 3 days. If you have Rigid, spend the few minutes to register your stuff for the LSA.


Now I run a Milwaukee on a 8" lite flite and couldn't be happier. Went with the Milwaukee because i got it with a impact drill and 2 batteries pretty cheap. No regrets on the purchase.

Just curious how many holes did you get on a charge? I just got my adapter for my 7" Lazer, so I haven't tried it yet. Not worried about the drill, but I only have a 2ah battery on it, so I am imagining the lifespan per charge will be pretty short.

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Re: drill for auger
« Reply #49 on: Mar 01, 2021, 12:58 AM »
Been running a Dewalt 996 for the last two years. Works great, no complaints.

 



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