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Offline GAMBELL

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Clam plate with nils auger
« on: Feb 07, 2019, 12:00 PM »
Will the Clam drill plate work with a Nils auger?  I looked all over Clams site and it does not specify the brands of auger bits that fit the plate. 

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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #1 on: Feb 07, 2019, 12:28 PM »
You need an adapter that sleeves over the nils shaft.

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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2019, 01:03 PM »
You need an adapter that sleeves over the nils shaft.

Do they sell them somewhere?

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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #3 on: Feb 07, 2019, 01:08 PM »
I have seen them on ebay but I don't see any currently. Sharp Nils may know

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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #4 on: Feb 07, 2019, 07:22 PM »
Why are you wanting the plate? Most people use a Nils and chuck it in the drill and go. The easy cutting of the Nils head reduces the torque to where you can just hold on to the drill. Think about it: You turn the drill with your hands in the manual case. How hard can it be?

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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #6 on: Feb 08, 2019, 11:14 PM »
  I'll contact the guy that sold them on ebay and see if he'll be making more.
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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #7 on: Feb 09, 2019, 12:32 AM »
Nils is really dropping the ball not making a clam plate adaptor.

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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #8 on: Feb 09, 2019, 06:07 AM »
Will the Clam drill plate work with a Nils auger?  I looked all over Clams site and it does not specify the brands of auger bits that fit the plate.
GAMBELL, sent you a PM

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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #9 on: Feb 09, 2019, 06:13 AM »
If you purchase the trecker it will bolt directly on. No need for an adapter.

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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #10 on: Feb 09, 2019, 09:45 AM »
Why are you wanting the plate? Most people use a Nils and chuck it in the drill and go. The easy cutting of the Nils head reduces the torque to where you can just hold on to the drill. Think about it: You turn the drill with your hands in the manual case. How hard can it be?
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exactly. i use no plate with the ridgids 1300 inch pounds on a 8 inch lazer. no need for a plate at all. the lazer sounds to be much more aggressive than the nils smooth cut, just use the aux handle with it and you'll have less weight.

i bought the plate thinking the same as you and returned it.
i did not like all of the added weight and bulk and wobble and poor customer service and not being able to protect the drill and battery and the hassle of disconnecting the auger from the plate compared to the kovac iicemaster 2 system. also, the poor construction of the plates trigger pull system sloppiness and needing a spring and collars ect to make it decent enough to try to use and no stop for the trigger paddle can ruin your trigger/switch.

zero reason to own the plate unless your aux handle breaks the drill. then some are using the the same drill with no aux handle and using the nils and doing fine.

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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #11 on: Feb 09, 2019, 11:16 AM »
Nils auger to Clam plate adapter, sold on ebay


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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #12 on: Feb 10, 2019, 08:12 AM »
  I see they're still available on Ebay.
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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #13 on: Mar 05, 2019, 12:03 PM »
Folks asking why with a Nils: I have had no problem without a clam plate until just recently in thick (~30) ice. Auger bound and torqued by thumbs pretty good. That said I am a petite woman so your big man hands may handle it fine but for thick ice Id want a clam plate.

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Re: Clam plate with nils auger
« Reply #14 on: Mar 05, 2019, 08:44 PM »
Just got back from drilling 36 inches of layered ice and slush. I feel your pain! My drill is powerful enough and fast enough that when the drill gets bound up in the slush, something has to give! (My fingers)


 



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