Author Topic: STRIKEMASTER 8 INCH HAND AUGER ?  (Read 2563 times)

Offline HaveAuger

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STRIKEMASTER 8 INCH HAND AUGER ?
« on: Nov 21, 2005, 05:47 PM »
For those who use a hand auger...I was looking at the SM 8inch handauger. I have a mora 6 incher (15 year old) . I was curious if cutting is that much improved and what the comparison may be 6 mora vs 8 strike master? Any thoughts on these?

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Re: STRIKEMASTER 8 INCH HAND AUGER ?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 21, 2005, 08:53 PM »
No matter how much improved the 8 inch auger may be, you're going to have a much  harder time getting through the ice with it, compared to the 6inch auger.
I bought a six incher last year after many years cutting with an 8 inch...the 6 incher cuts faster with much less effort....and I still have no problem getting my fish up through the hole  (maybe I just don't catch large enough fish !!!! )

PS......buy a power auger in 8 inch !!!!!  You'll love it!!!!

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Re: STRIKEMASTER 8 INCH HAND AUGER ?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 25, 2005, 07:26 AM »
If you have to have an 8" hand auger go with the Nils Master hand auger. It cuts easier and faster than most other 6" hand augers.
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Re: STRIKEMASTER 8 INCH HAND AUGER ?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 25, 2005, 10:32 AM »
HaveAuger:  I agree with LoneWolf.......get the Nils hand auger.  I have a 6 inch and it cuts like butter with almost no effort.  I am sure the 8 inch will do the same! ;)
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Re: STRIKEMASTER 8 INCH HAND AUGER ?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 25, 2005, 11:20 PM »
I just picked 1 up and will let you know as soon as I get a chance to try it out (this Sunday)

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Re: STRIKEMASTER 8 INCH HAND AUGER ?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 28, 2005, 05:52 PM »
Thanks, Don't want power just yet, and yes I know I will love it, But living in central Jersey, and having a limited access/time to the safer ice, sorta steers me to go with the less expensive option.
 I noticed SA on line has the 8 incher on sale + total over $100 is free shipping. The six incher is a bit higher in price too. Besides, if I get a little chilled, then it is time to drill a new hole :tipup:.
  I have made about 100 panfish ice jigs so far in the last week.   I can't wait to try them out. Of course I still have to paint them  :).

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Re: STRIKEMASTER 8 INCH HAND AUGER ?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 28, 2005, 06:44 PM »
Thanks, Don't want power just yet, and yes I know I will love it, But living in central Jersey, and having a limited access/time to the safer ice, sorta steers me to go with the less expensive option.
 I noticed SA on line has the 8 incher on sale + total over $100 is free shipping. The six incher is a bit higher in price too. Besides, if I get a little chilled, then it is time to drill a new hole :tipup:.
  I have made about 100 panfish ice jigs so far in the last week.   I can't wait to try them out. Of course I still have to paint them  :).
  why do you need an 8 in auger panfishing? 6 in is plenty good enough.....good luck to all this year!!!!!!!!

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Re: STRIKEMASTER 8 INCH HAND AUGER ?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 28, 2005, 06:49 PM »
The 8 inch auger works pretty good. I didn't see any difference from a 7 inch auger. Me and MikethePike tried it out yesterday fishing in PA.

 



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