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Offline Gunflint

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I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« on: Feb 16, 2019, 09:52 AM »
I now have 2 Titanium augers.

I have not used them because my dad died and I have been tied up with family issues instead of fishing lake trout as planned.

I hope to use them in a couple of weeks.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
1. Very light
2. Triple bladed head is cool
3. Will cut 6 feet of ice
4. easy to deploy
5. unique and strong hinge
6. Drill attachment

Packed in case:





Unpacked:




Triple Bladed Head:





Unique hinge:







6 feet of ice:





Drill attachment:




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Offline Peccavi18

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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #1 on: Feb 16, 2019, 09:55 AM »
Very cool, Whats the total length of them? How much do they weigh? Are they homemade or where did you find, get them from?

Offline Gunflint

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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #2 on: Feb 16, 2019, 10:01 AM »
This one (the 6 foot of ice long shaft extension) weighs around 5 pounds. If you sent with the drill option and left the handle it would come in around 3 pounds.

Not handmade, got it in Russia. There is a model without the extension that would do 3 foot of ice and weigh a couple pounds less.
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Offline Gunflint

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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #3 on: Feb 16, 2019, 10:04 AM »
I am thinking I could sell them to the new wave of investment bankers heading up from New York City to ice fish.

I would make them a "Special Price" of $1,500 each and $100 for 3 spare blades.  ;D

Target Customer Link:
https://nypost.com/2019/02/15/ice-fishing-is-the-zen-hobby-you-didnt-know-you-needed/
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Offline lefty2053

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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #4 on: Feb 16, 2019, 10:23 AM »
how about a picture of the 3 blades?
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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #5 on: Feb 16, 2019, 11:13 AM »
I haven't mounted them yet.






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Offline SirCranksalot

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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #6 on: Feb 16, 2019, 11:17 AM »
where the heck did you find those??
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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #7 on: Feb 16, 2019, 11:19 AM »
After reading and reading and reading various posts on auger wars, I developed a bad case of auger-envy and set off on a quest...
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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #8 on: Feb 16, 2019, 11:23 AM »
Thanks for the pictures. I see it is a Toner.  Must be a new one they put out. Keep us informed on as well it works.
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Offline gofishin

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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #9 on: Feb 16, 2019, 01:46 PM »
Only problem with that on a drill, you have to run the drill in reverse. That's a counterclockwise (Jiffy) auger.

Offline Grillking26

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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #10 on: Feb 16, 2019, 06:43 PM »
I say in on a seminar given by Jeff Kelm and he had a titanium auger that ha passed around. Seemed awesome. He’s sponsored by Akara. If you have a chance google “Akara fishing”  and check out their website. I think they import their stuff from Russia? Lots of different kinda baits/lures and things. The boots also seemed real deal

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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #11 on: Feb 17, 2019, 11:39 AM »
Pretty dang cool..

I've worked with titanium, it can be polished to look like chrome ..

What's the diameter?

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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #12 on: Feb 17, 2019, 12:10 PM »
Pretty sure I have the lightest 8" auger bit, I can find replacement blades at gas stations..

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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #13 on: Feb 17, 2019, 12:52 PM »
U wanna medal or what.
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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #14 on: Feb 17, 2019, 01:02 PM »
So that is a 5" auger. How much did you have to pay for it from Russia including Shipping?
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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #15 on: Feb 17, 2019, 01:21 PM »
Looks pricey ill stick with my nills.
Was looking at maybe upgrading to a 8" K drill but might just go with another Nills.
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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #16 on: Feb 17, 2019, 02:42 PM »
Looks pricey ill stick with my nills.
Was looking at maybe upgrading to a 8" K drill but might just go with another Nills.

I have a 6" K drill on an Octane/Clam Plate if you want to try it before you get the 8.

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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #17 on: Feb 17, 2019, 03:15 PM »
It's always interesting to see something different. From earlier threads on these titanium augers I know that you paid an arm and a leg but you were so committed to owning one there was no talking you out of it with just a features and benefits argument. They're cool and you do indeed have something unique. However, it reminds of one of those pens that writes in zero gravity or a wristwatch that's secure at a depth of 300 meters.  Personally, I'm never going to be in those situations any more than needing to drill a 5" hole in six feet of ice. May your augers give you joy.
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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #18 on: Feb 17, 2019, 05:43 PM »
It's always interesting to see something different. From earlier threads on these titanium augers I know that you paid an arm and a leg but you were so committed to owning one there was no talking you out of it with just a features and benefits argument. They're cool and you do indeed have something unique. However, it reminds of one of those pens that writes in zero gravity or a wristwatch that's secure at a depth of 300 meters.  Personally, I'm never going to be in those situations any more than needing to drill a 5" hole in six feet of ice. May your augers give you joy.

Yup, I am GUILTY.

I had a bad case of "Auger Envy" but it seems to be cured.  ;D
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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #19 on: Feb 18, 2019, 08:47 AM »
Very cool, cant wait to hear how it cuts

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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #20 on: Feb 18, 2019, 12:19 PM »
Yup, I am GUILTY.

I had a bad case of "Auger Envy" but it seems to be cured.  ;D

i guess the price per lb for fresh fish just took a big jump----up from the usual $50 or so!! ;D
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Re: I think I have the only Titanium auger in the USA.
« Reply #21 on: Feb 18, 2019, 03:42 PM »
i guess the price per lb for fresh fish just took a big jump----up from the usual $50 or so!! ;D

You understand exactly.... ::)
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