Author Topic: Lite Weight Drill Augers  (Read 1377 times)

Offline burtmcgurt

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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #30 on: Sep 09, 2021, 05:20 AM »
Badger, ski and Agro - thanks for the great info. Makes me even more excited to leave the propane auger at home. (Ill still have the same amount of weight in my sled just trading auger for toddler - hopeful he enjoys it as much as I do)

Thorney, sorry about a bit of a hijack, hope the information was helpful to you too!

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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #31 on: Sep 09, 2021, 05:45 AM »

 Iím curious how many can also be used for hand drilling like the nils if the unthinkable happens
 

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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #32 on: Sep 09, 2021, 06:10 AM »
The break through is tough on the lazers..even on the Mora at times ..one bad injury/wrenching you could be impaired or worse yet out of commission for the season . Having a center point is a plus ... I am a Clam Plate fan boy ..on my 7.5 K-Drill ..8" HT E-Drill ...and soon to be 8"  Eskimo Pistol Bit..but to each their own and its always good to have options .

I'm just gonna pick up another 7" Mora bit. I slapped the drill on the 6 just as a test late last season and it worked well enough for me without the wrist wrenching on breakthrough. I actually had a 7" Mora before the Lazer, but had sold it because at the time I wasn't using a drill. So it'll just be 6" Mora for hand work and 7" Mora for the drill for me from here on out. I pretty much only used the drill once the ice was past about 8" thick, which is a fairly short amount of the season this far south.

Hand cutting much past 7-8" of ice just flares up my shoulders like the dickens these days, or I wouldn't even have bothered doing a drill setup. I rarely drill more than 3 or 4 holes in a day.

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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #33 on: Sep 09, 2021, 06:30 AM »
Iím curious how many can also be used for hand drilling like the nils if the unthinkable happens

I may have to try my 8" HT E-Drill with my SM Lazer hand auger handle..The HT is shorter then my Eskimo Pistol Bit so it maybe much easier . It was never a concern in the past as I always brought any drill for ice anchor installation . This season I will be adding the ION Quick Release so the SM handle may have to tag along ..I will do a review on Quick Release once I see how it performs on ice .
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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #34 on: Sep 09, 2021, 06:40 AM »
Iím curious how many can also be used for hand drilling like the nils if the unthinkable happens

Nisus, a new sponsor of the site, has several options that double as a hand auger. Most are out of stock till october.
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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #35 on: Sep 09, 2021, 07:10 AM »

 Thanks guys
 

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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #37 on: Sep 09, 2021, 10:18 AM »
I fish dirty ice (silty river) and open old holes often. The K-drill works perfectly for me.

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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #38 on: Sep 09, 2021, 10:38 AM »
I fish dirty ice (silty river) and open old holes often. The K-drill works perfectly for me.

Would that happen to be the ole mississippi? I need to find someone to take me out down there. I've never fished a river system before.
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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #39 on: Sep 09, 2021, 05:02 PM »
This season I will be adding the ION Quick Release so the SM handle may have to tag along ..I will do a review on Quick Release once I see how it performs on ice .
That is a great idea. I have used the Eskimo quick release on my old SM Lazer gas auger and it worked just fine. I'm assuming you are planning on using the ION quick release on your Clam plate? I'm just curious if the ION version is 18mm on both ends of it or not. The Eskimo version is 22mm so if I were to try that out with a Clam plate I would need two adapters to go from 18mm to 22mm and back to 18mm again just to use a quick release with the Clam plate and the Pistol bit.

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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #40 on: Sep 09, 2021, 05:14 PM »
That is a great idea. I have used the Eskimo quick release on my old SM Lazer gas auger and it worked just fine. I'm assuming you are planning on using the ION quick release on your Clam plate? I'm just curious if the ION version is 18mm on both ends of it or not. The Eskimo version is 22mm so if I were to try that out with a Clam plate I would need two adapters to go from 18mm to 22mm and back to 18mm again just to use a quick release with the Clam plate and the Pistol bit.

It was designed to go onto the ION powerhead output shaft 18mm ...so it fits onto the Clam Plate output shaft 18mm as well ..the Quick Releases Stub is also 18 mm ...fitting the Eskimo Pistol Bit/ION .. HT E-Drill ..most hand augers..and tons of other options . I was confused as to what it did or didn't fit when I ordered it . Yes I am going to use on my Clam Plate . You can also buy the Stub for $20 so if you have multiple augers sizes/types you can swap out.
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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #41 on: Sep 09, 2021, 05:17 PM »
Awesome! Thanks for that info HD, I think I will pick one up as soon as I can.

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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #42 on: Sep 09, 2021, 05:37 PM »
Awesome! Thanks for that info HD, I think I will pick one up as soon as I can.

Going to have to do a good review . It is a really nice option/tool making quick work for the ice anchors..also think I can save some space by breaking it down ..standing up the auger unit in a smaller sled ..think last ice mobility .
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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #43 on: Sep 17, 2021, 08:16 PM »
Nills  6 inch hand sugar with a Milwaukee brushless. Sweeter than Dutch cheese.

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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #44 on: Sep 17, 2021, 08:23 PM »
Sweeter than hand sugar?lol jk

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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #45 on: Sep 17, 2021, 08:27 PM »
Sorry.  Typing class was in 9 th grade in1969.  I'll try to do better.  Good luck on the ice to you and yoursp

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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #46 on: Sep 17, 2021, 08:49 PM »
Going to have to do a good review . It is a really nice option/tool making quick work for the ice anchors..also think I can save some space by breaking it down ..standing up the auger unit in a smaller sled ..think last ice mobility .
one thing I would suggest on that eskimo/ion quick connect is to either check your  bolt connection regularly on that bottem allen bolt, or add something like loc-tite on or something similar as that thing will spin and and loosen up after awhile after you pop your auger on and off of your power unit if  you use it alot.

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Re: Lite Weight Drill Augers
« Reply #47 on: Sep 18, 2021, 06:57 AM »
one thing I would suggest on that eskimo/ion quick connect is to either check your  bolt connection regularly on that bottem allen bolt, or add something like loc-tite on or something similar as that thing will spin and and loosen up after awhile after you pop your auger on and off of your power unit if  you use it alot.

I always carry a lil blue tube of Loctite in my bag of tricks/tools..lil dab will do ya for sure.
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