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Offline slipbob

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Pistol Bit blade bolts coming loose
« on: Feb 18, 2019, 02:54 PM »
So far so good with the 8" Pistol Bit this season running off a Milwaukee Fuel.  On hard ice you just have to really feather the drill trigger until it bites to avoid the walking issue since there's no centering point.  This weekend after a few holes and a couple mile run on the atv I noticed one of the blades was dangllng and I realized I lost a bolt and the other was about to fall out on one side.  I called Eskimo and they are sending a replacement but it might be a good idea to keep a close eye on those and when I get the new ones I'm going to use some locktight when I put them back in.  The guy at Eskimo also recommend tightening the outside bolt first and then the inside one.  Anyway it's been a great auger other than that minor mishap. 

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Re: Pistol Bit blade bolts coming loose
« Reply #1 on: Feb 18, 2019, 03:08 PM »
Have to watch that with any auger.kind of a maintenance thing,i check my blades/bolts after every trip.i lost a 8 mora blade hand augering before.

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Re: Pistol Bit blade bolts coming loose
« Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2019, 03:19 PM »
Have to watch that with any auger.kind of a maintenance thing,i check my blades/bolts after every trip.i lost a 8 mora blade hand augering before.

I've been using Nils augers for so many years I never had to worry about it but yes lesson learned. 

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Re: Pistol Bit blade bolts coming loose
« Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2019, 03:43 PM »
Have to watch that with any auger.kind of a maintenance thing,i check my blades/bolts after every trip.i lost a 8 mora blade hand augering before.


Several years back when SM first came out with their Lazer drills the owner of the shop I worked at got one of the very first. We were all excited and went directly to the lake across the street. Fourth hole really got hung at the bottom and the fifth wouldn't even start. Lost one of the blades down the hole on #4  :P

So yep, check yer blades! For me, I install with LocTite then I don't have to worry about it. Good practice  ;)2
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Re: Pistol Bit blade bolts coming loose
« Reply #4 on: Feb 18, 2019, 07:52 PM »
I usually grab the blade with a pair of pliers every few trips and give it a wiggle, you'll know if its loose. Also lost a lazer blade in a hole once, been checking ever since.

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Re: Pistol Bit blade bolts coming loose
« Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2019, 03:54 PM »


Several years back when SM first came out with their Lazer drills the owner of the shop I worked at got one of the very first. We were all excited and went directly to the lake across the street. Fourth hole really got hung at the bottom and the fifth wouldn't even start. Lost one of the blades down the hole on #4  :P

So yep, check yer blades! For me, I install with LocTite then I don't have to worry about it. Good practice  ;)2
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