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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8670 on: Oct 09, 2021, 01:56 PM »
With thick ice youíre still going to get a pile of ice thereís nowhere else for it to go but straight up. I still have to use a  broom to sweep it back into the hole sometimes and flush it down a slush Copter to get rid of it. Incredible things those slush copters. Neither my Ions or my pistol flush ice as well as the Copter. It definitely doesnít ďthrowĒ ice like gas augers. Any auger will give you big sno cone with 2 1/2-3 ft of ice or more. Itís a very clean pile but still a pile.

Agreed ..but my limited experience with the Pistol Bit ..it has flighting similar to a gas auger flighting more so then my HT E-Drill ..it moves them chips . As far as clearing out the hole ..if out side I just run the auger up and out of the hole ..in my hub I kick the slush into the hole and run my Mil 2704/Clam Plate/8" HT E-Drill in reverse ..
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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8671 on: Oct 09, 2021, 02:52 PM »
Electric socks- as low as $5

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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8672 on: Oct 09, 2021, 03:34 PM »
Agreed ..but my limited experience with the Pistol Bit ..it has flighting similar to a gas auger flighting more so then my HT E-Drill ..it moves them chips . As far as clearing out the hole ..if out side I just run the auger up and out of the hole ..in my hub I kick the slush into the hole and run my Mil 2704/Clam Plate/8" HT E-Drill in reverse ..
I can run in reverse too but the Copter works way better. Original question answer is it doesnít throw ice all over. I do it like you sometimes, just hit reverse at breakthrough.  But late in the year youíll get a pile of ice.

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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8673 on: Oct 09, 2021, 03:57 PM »
I can run in reverse too but the Copter works way better. Original question answer is it doesnít throw ice all over. I do it like you sometimes, just hit reverse at breakthrough.  But late in the year youíll get a pile of ice.

It does throw some ice ..but most of that can be controlled via the throttle ..on average 10-15 inches of ice and hard pack in my area . I also push down some at breakthrough to push some of that ice out under the ice .
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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8674 on: Oct 09, 2021, 04:02 PM »
With thick ice youíre still going to get a pile of ice thereís nowhere else for it to go but straight up. I still have to use a  broom to sweep it back into the hole sometimes and flush it down a slush Copter to get rid of it. Incredible things those slush copters. Neither my Ions or my pistol flush ice as well as the Copter. It definitely doesnít ďthrowĒ ice like gas augers. Any auger will give you big sno cone with 2 1/2-3 ft of ice or more. Itís a very clean pile but still a pile.

We have a slush copter also.  They are the cats meow in the wheelhouse!  Outside of the wheelhouse, I just kick away the pile with foot and then run auger and pull up to clean hole.

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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8675 on: Oct 09, 2021, 05:10 PM »
Me too

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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8676 on: Oct 09, 2021, 09:20 PM »
So to sum up my original post/ask. The pistol is what a guy should get thenÖ..I have no problem with a pile of iceÖ.you get that anywhereÖ.the K-Dill was just so worthless in the wheelhouse IMO.Ö..on the 7.5in the flights arenít like a normal auger they are more like fins and it throws shavings EVERY where.

Anyone know if eskimo is coming with a 10in pistol? Ionís 10in is just a green pistol but seems sold out.


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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8677 on: Oct 10, 2021, 07:19 AM »
I think weíre on the same page. Iím a firm believer that flat blades cut better, break through better, and last a longer time than lazer style. Lazers lose that leading edge and just plain lose performance fast. Right out of the box their great and may be a second a hole faster but I just donít care, I like dependable. Even new they seize up too much at breakthrough. Reopening is hands down in flat shavers favor. Iíve fought enough Strikemasters in my life, Iím over it.

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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8678 on: Oct 10, 2021, 07:28 AM »
I think weíre on the same page. Iím a firm believer that flat blades cut better, break through better, and last a longer time than lazer style. Lazers lose that leading edge and just plain lose performance fast. Right out of the box their great and may be a second a hole faster but I just donít care, I like dependable. Even new they seize up too much at breakthrough. Reopening is hands down in flat shavers favor. Iíve fought enough Strikemasters in my life, Iím over it.



Huh everyone has their one preference. I personally I don't care for the flat blade . I like the lazer cuts faster cleaner and blades last twice as long again my preference and opinion
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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8679 on: Oct 10, 2021, 07:46 AM »
Badbrad, if you drill quite a few holes a day and live in an area with fairly clean ice, I agree with you 100%. Iím a permanent house guy, portable house early but donít move a whole lot, so thatís where my perspective comes from.

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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8680 on: Oct 10, 2021, 07:52 AM »
Browning -20 degree mummy sleeping bag for $55 plus shipping. Reviews say it is kinda big when packed up so might be better for those that drive a truck on the ice when space in the sled isn't limited. It is not eligible for free shipping.

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« Reply #8681 on: Oct 10, 2021, 09:03 AM »
Ive had both and got rid of the laser type. There is a terrible jerk at the break through and they are not gfaster than the flat shaver blades. Much more expensive to replace blades also. We are allowed 5 holes here so even if they are 5 seconds faster that means I am paying more for chipper blades that are terrible for re-opening old holes, much more expensive, and almost break your wrist at break through to same half a minute???
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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8682 on: Oct 10, 2021, 09:15 AM »
Kittery Trading Post.

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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8683 on: Oct 10, 2021, 07:01 PM »
Ive had both and got rid of the laser type. There is a terrible jerk at the break through and they are not gfaster than the flat shaver blades. Much more expensive to replace blades also. We are allowed 5 holes here so even if they are 5 seconds faster that means I am paying more for chipper blades that are terrible for re-opening old holes, much more expensive, and almost break your wrist at break through to same half a minute???

I don't experience any of that and the last 3 sets of brand new blades for my 8" lazer were $10 on Amazon still have 2 brand new sets. I find I can drill 2 holes to everyone that my fishing partner drills. He uses a 8 inch Mora flat blades and I use 8inch lazer curved blades. Again each person's preference. I'm not about to go buy a new auger I adapted what I had to use with a drill. Same goes for my fishing partner he had a 8 inch Mora and it works for him so thats what he uses
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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8684 on: Oct 11, 2021, 07:51 AM »
CPO outlet ..use code:CPOFRIEND for 15% off ..list below

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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8685 on: Oct 11, 2021, 07:59 AM »
ACME tools use code: FALLSALE..exclusions

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« Reply #8686 on: Oct 11, 2021, 10:13 AM »
CPO outlet ..use code:CPOFRIEND for 15% off ..list below

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just looked on Amazon for the 2804-20. Itís considerably less-$119.

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Eskimo Flag Chaser pants
« Reply #8687 on: Oct 11, 2021, 09:36 PM »
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« Reply #8688 on: Oct 11, 2021, 10:07 PM »
Only size 4XL

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« Reply #8689 on: Oct 12, 2021, 01:32 AM »
weird, i ordered 2xl earlier
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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8691 on: Oct 12, 2021, 08:35 AM »
Buy two get one free Northland Rattlin Puppet Minnow Jigging Lure

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« Reply #8693 on: Oct 12, 2021, 07:29 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/Berkley-Ice-Fishing-Rod-Case/dp/B08X21L9MM


Just saw this on Amazon,  $25 plus shipping,  good deal.   Giant bag but it has its place.


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« Reply #8695 on: Oct 15, 2021, 09:28 AM »
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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
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Re: Best Ice Deals!! Lets hear em!
« Reply #8699 on: Oct 17, 2021, 07:10 AM »


I ordered one last week and it was delivered Friday. Only problem was they sent a Berkley Fishing Bass Gift Pack. The order slip had that as what was ordered, so I assume there is an issue with item numbers somewhere in their computer system that has them mixed up. I called Reed's yesterday to see if I could ask them about the order slip being wrong, but was told I had to go through Amazon to get anything corrected. I'll be sending it back tomorrow, and making sure I get my shipping refunded too. Hopefully one of you got the right thing!

 



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