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Title: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: DTro on Mar 08, 2019, 07:29 AM
Probably the 2 most popular drills on the ice.

Here's a very interesting comparison, with a bunch of good real world tests.  I particularly enjoyed the torture tests.  I had no idea you could run these under water fully submersed.

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Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: Crayfish2 on Mar 08, 2019, 08:09 AM
Wow, what a test!  I had no idea they would run under water, either.  Guess I don't need to worry about a little snow getting on my drill if it can continue to run when completely submerged!  I have the Dewalt 996 on a 6" Nero bit and love it.  We are now drilling through close to 2' of ice and still no issues.  Have only run the 1st battery out once (5ah), and that was a very busy day of hole hopping through 18" of ice. 
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: buz23 on Mar 08, 2019, 08:42 AM
I didn't realize they were on the 3rd generation of the Milwaukee drill.  The newer one is shorter, and for some reason the bare tool is less expensive on Amazon than the 2nd generation.  Some are beefing about the new chuck on the 3rd gen.   I've got the 1st generation drill (725in-lb), about five winter years old, still going with the original 4ah batteries, 6" lazer, 2nd gen clam plate with extension.  Love it.
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: doctorgee on Mar 08, 2019, 09:19 AM
I had no idea you could run these under water fully submersed.

I didn't either but early season I went swimming with my K-drill and Milwaukee Fuel in hand. I threw it back on the ice while treading water and extricated myself. Got home, figured the drill was toast but worked perfect! It wasn't under the water long but I was impressed. No idea they were made to work that way.
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: IceFishFreak on Mar 08, 2019, 09:20 AM
I have a Milwaukee 28V,  this was the 7th season.  I have 3 batteries for it.  only  complaint is one battery seems to charge fully but goes to 3/4 right away,  I get about 80% of the holes out of it vs the other two.  To be expected though,  batteries can be goofy.  That said,  if the drill took a crap today,  I got my money out of it already.  I'd buy the Milwaukee m18 fuel with a 12ah battery.  I personally haven't seen that battery go below 2 bars on a 50 hole day with 24 inches of ice using a 6 inch Nils.  I don't know the warranty of the other drills,  but to spend $250 on a drill and have a 5 year warranty,  I think that is pretty solid. 

I'm not brand loyal, I know many with dewalt etc...I just stay with what I know and feel comfortable with and that's milwaukee. 

BTW,  I feel like the cold affects the battery.  I personally keep the battery i'm using in my pocket when it's 10 degrees or less.
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: bullpine on Mar 08, 2019, 09:47 AM
I like knot wars better. ;D
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: Chris338378 on Mar 08, 2019, 09:49 AM
In the end it comes down to which you like better, red or yellow go figure.   :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: doctorgee on Mar 08, 2019, 09:54 AM
Tailgate wars?
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: MT204 on Mar 08, 2019, 02:08 PM
And a really big thing to consider if they are equal. Red has a 5 year warranty on tool 3 on battery, Yellow has a 1 year warranty on both!
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: gola yona on Mar 09, 2019, 03:44 PM
Milwaukee's L ion XC batteries can sit in the cold for days without losing much power.
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: Chris338378 on Apr 14, 2019, 08:37 AM
And a really big thing to consider if they are equal. Red has a 5 year warranty on tool 3 on battery, Yellow has a 1 year warranty on both!

That's a good point to know and consider. 
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: SirCranksalot on Apr 14, 2019, 04:30 PM
But orange has a lifetime guarantee.
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 14, 2019, 07:26 PM
I just bought the Ridgid 5 tool kit that includes the 1300 in. lb. drill and 2 4 amp batteries. I just happen to have an old 8" Mora sitting around!! ::)
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: IceFishFreak on Jul 11, 2019, 02:16 PM
I just bought the Ridgid 5 tool kit that includes the 1300 in. lb. drill and 2 4 amp batteries. I just happen to have an old 8" Mora sitting around!! ::)

8 inch mora,  good luck with that.  ::)
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Jul 11, 2019, 04:22 PM
I use a 8Ē mora with my ridgid drill but have a 9ah battery.i get more holes than i care to drill thru 12Ē of ice.fast too.
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: papadarv on Jul 11, 2019, 05:44 PM
8 inch mora,  good luck with that.  ::)
Mora augers with a couple mods are awesome. My chipper version, large cut out blade does 32" ice in 17 seconds, lazer version blade slightly slower but works great on drills as it's not quite as agressive.. Chipper similar to K-Drill pic above cut out blades. Also have an offset center point. Replaced drill chuck with direct drive adapter and added the ION quick release to avoid loosing the bit when the chuck loosens. Clam plate also prevents bit loss but more cumbersome. I use a second Mora, cut the flights off and add 1/2 shaft to extend the total auger length than add a 7/8" receiver to attach to drills & gas engine. I find Mora augers at flea markets & garage sales at $10 to $15. Made a few connection adapters shown next to my MudMixer.

(https://i.postimg.cc/vxg3GGQM/20190711-170614.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vxg3GGQM)
Title: Re: Milwaukee VS DeWalt
Post by: RyanW on Jul 12, 2019, 06:42 PM
8 inch mora,  good luck with that.  ::)

If you canít use a Mora, itís not the auger.........

Besides, better than a spud or a hatchet.