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Ice auger torque
« on: Oct 04, 2021, 07:06 AM »
My electric auger has a lot of torque and was wondering if anyone had some advice so I donít end up destroying my knees and back

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Re: Ice auger torque
« Reply #1 on: Oct 04, 2021, 08:39 AM »
I believe you have the Clam auger(discontinued) ..how tall is the auger? If its short ..get an extension . What type of blades(flat,curved) ? Are they sharp ? The torque you are feeling may be the auger grabbing some ..sharp/new blades will help ...also does the auger have break through ring ? Lazer style augers can and will grab at the end .
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Re: Ice auger torque
« Reply #2 on: Oct 04, 2021, 11:41 AM »
I believe you have the Clam auger(discontinued) ..how tall is the auger? If its short ..get an extension . What type of blades(flat,curved) ? Are they sharp ? The torque you are feeling may be the auger grabbing some ..sharp/new blades will help ...also does the auger have break through ring ? Lazer style augers can and will grab at the end .

Blades are flat and sharp itís not short itís 38Ē

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Re: Ice auger torque
« Reply #3 on: Oct 04, 2021, 12:21 PM »
Not sure how you are hurting your knees ..I can see wrist..elbow..shoulder injuries.. unless your footing is slipping ..and/or your locking your knees ..some good Kahtoola style cleats should fix the footing issues ..and bend them knees .
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Re: Ice auger torque
« Reply #4 on: Oct 04, 2021, 01:33 PM »
Not sure how you are hurting your knees ..I can see wrist..elbow..shoulder injuries.. unless your footing is slipping ..and/or your locking your knees ..some good Kahtoola style cleats should fix the footing issues ..and bend them knees .
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Ok thank you
My knees would hurt right as the kick from the auger as it gets through the ice

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Re: Ice auger torque
« Reply #5 on: Oct 30, 2021, 12:39 PM »
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Ok thank you
My knees would hurt right as the kick from the auger as it gets through the ice

May be easing up as your about to poke through bottom may help?? Let the weight of the auger do the work...
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Re: Ice auger torque
« Reply #6 on: Oct 30, 2021, 06:21 PM »
May be easing up as your about to poke through bottom may help?? Let the weight of the auger do the work...
Will try

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Re: Ice auger torque
« Reply #7 on: Oct 31, 2021, 10:05 AM »
You shouldn't ever have to be bearing down hard on an auger to get it to cut; very little. As mentioned, ease up on it before ya break through and pull it up. After having knee surgeries, repairs,and needing knee replacemants now due to sports injuries, I'm thinking you have something else going on with your knees. They shouldn't hurt when pulling up an auger as the majority of the strain is in the lower back and shoulders/arms. Just sayin'.......
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Re: Ice auger torque
« Reply #8 on: Jan 16, 2022, 07:45 AM »
Hey if any of you guys are from Rochester or in the area maybe we could meet up and I could show you what I mean

 



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