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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #30 on: Mar 13, 2019, 06:21 PM »
I have the KDrill 7.75 on a Dewalt 20v drill Model # DCD996P2 with 5ah and have been drilling over 3' of ice for my five holes consistently here in Maine this winter and I couldn't be happier.
Last week we had around 40"
That left 3 bars on the battery. I don't even bother taking an extra battery anymore.

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #31 on: Mar 13, 2019, 09:11 PM »
Now that's a sweet auger.  You might be able to retire if you mod a few and sell them as the latest greatest. The pistol is how much?!?
Think of the profit margin  :tipup:

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #32 on: Mar 14, 2019, 12:14 AM »
Not gonna help you now, but the HT Mini Nero will have an 8" model next year(it was mistakenly advertised in the Reeds catalog this year.) I have the 7" and run it on the ridgid drill with 700 torque and 6ah batteries, and it works awesome, even with the 30+ inches of ice we have here in central MN. With all the snow we've gotten this year, I haven't been able to be as mobile as I would like, but I haven't even come close to using one full battery this season yet.

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #33 on: Mar 14, 2019, 09:54 AM »
Hey Ice Scratcher.....
Just to be clear on your response, you're saying that starting with this current ice season's Mora models,  I can find an 8" Mora that uses actual 8" flights?  Or did I read your post incorrectly?

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #34 on: Mar 14, 2019, 04:46 PM »
Hey Ice Scratcher.....
Just to be clear on your response, you're saying that starting with this current ice season's Mora models,  I can find an 8" Mora that uses actual 8" flights?  Or did I read your post incorrectly?

Yes, you read correctly..

At least that's my understanding..

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #35 on: Mar 14, 2019, 05:08 PM »
Yes, you read correctly..

At least that's my understanding..

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"That's my understanding" is like more FALSE NEWS.
I've seen at least 20X NEW Mora 8" augers at Cabelas over the last 2 years and they all have the same 7" diameter flytes.
If anyone has a Mora 8" auger with 8" diameter flytes I'd like to see a picture. I just Don't Believe It.
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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #36 on: Mar 14, 2019, 05:13 PM »
"That's my understanding" is like more FALSE NEWS.
I've seen at least 20X NEW Mora 8" augers at Cabelas over the last 2 years and they all have the same 7" diameter flytes.
If anyone has a Mora 8" auger with 8" diameter flytes I'd like to see a picture. I just Don't Believe It.

Just happened, this season, from what I've been following on here.. Might not even be in stores yet..

You don't have to believe it, and I don't care enough to prove it lol..

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #37 on: Mar 14, 2019, 05:18 PM »
Why would you want 8" flights on an 8" auger? You do understand the concept of friction right?
Seems to me to be a rather flawed design... You'd have to put your drill in reverse to get it back out of the hole, catch an edge and snap your wrist

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #38 on: Mar 18, 2019, 07:05 AM »
Update to my last post.
Like I mentioned ended up staying with a 6" did not want to upgrade drill quite yet.
Went with 6" K drill, used last 2 outings. Not quite as fast as my nills, but cuts nice. Extremely light easy on the battery.
For tip up fishing I'll run my ion but for hole hopping I really like this K drill.
See how it holds up compared to a nills.
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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #39 on: Mar 18, 2019, 07:32 AM »
Ion.No review needed.Thing kicks ass drilled 25-30 holes last week thru 28" in upstate NY np.Third year now.

Until you break 3 sets of blades in 1 month! No ... there was NO abuse involved or multiple users. It was used for 2 years with no problems. They just broke cutting clear ice! By the looks of things this isn't an isolated problem. Knowing what I know now I wouldn't buy one and own a kdrill and Milwaukee clam plate combo. I have experienced no problems except for the original 4 ah batteries not being large enough to cut more than 11-12 holes. I purchased a 9ah battery and it has been amazing. The Ion is my sons and he babies it and once the first blade broke the others broke routinely nearly every time out.

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #40 on: Mar 21, 2019, 01:24 PM »
Another thing ive noticed now using the kdrill more, is that its harder on the battery life than my nills was.
But besides that its a good auger.
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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #41 on: Mar 21, 2019, 02:03 PM »
Another thing ive noticed now using the kdrill more, is that its harder on the battery life than my nills was.
But besides that its a good auger.

Yeah, chipper blade as opposed to a shaver. Definitely slower and harder on a battery. But the k drill could drill a hole through a hardwood floor and still work the same where if you look at a Nils the wrong way it's off to the sharpener.
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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #42 on: Mar 21, 2019, 02:16 PM »
Now that's funny!

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #43 on: Mar 22, 2019, 01:19 AM »
Yeah, chipper blade as opposed to a shaver. Definitely slower and harder on a battery. But the k drill could drill a hole through a hardwood floor and still work the same where if you look at a Nils the wrong way it's off to the sharpener.

My K-Drill blades went to junk after 1 week on 2 different sets of blades.  :(

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #44 on: Mar 23, 2019, 04:12 PM »
My K-Drill blades went to junk after 1 week on 2 different sets of blades.  :(

Thats why they come with a cover so you dont ruin your blades.
(And safety)
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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #45 on: Mar 24, 2019, 08:31 PM »
My K-Drill blades went to junk after 1 week on 2 different sets of blades.  :(
You sure you had the drill in the right setting? Also, shouldn’t have to push down hard to get them going.

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #46 on: Mar 25, 2019, 06:51 AM »
Thats why they come with a cover so you dont ruin your blades.
(And safety)

Lol, only ever touched ice. 

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #47 on: Mar 25, 2019, 06:53 AM »
You sure you had the drill in the right setting? Also, shouldn’t have to push down hard to get them going.

Brand new out of the box the first blades would not cut without downward pressure.  Second set cut like butter for 1 weekend and then the weekend after turned into the same issue.  Huge burr kicked up on the opposite cutting edge.  Seems like the blades are much softer than they should be. 

Used on a new clam plate in drill mode....

I used the same blades on my Ion for over 3 years, only touched the edges up once.

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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #48 on: Mar 25, 2019, 07:40 AM »
I put a little downward pressure on my Kdrills, what's the big deal? This is ice fishing, not needle point class. Also, you got to make sure you are not leaning the drill away from the leading edge. In other words, if you are gonna make a hole leaning a tiny bit, better to lean it to the right a little. lean it to the left and the leading edge doesn't grip and cut. I see people all the time complaining about their drill, lean the leading edge into the ice a bit and don't be afraid to push a little. They might be expensive augers but they aren't friggin' black magic. Chipper blades need a little pressure. I abuse the ever loving chit out of my drills and they still cut awesome.
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Re: 8" auger reviews
« Reply #49 on: Mar 26, 2019, 12:54 AM »
I put a little downward pressure on my Kdrills, what's the big deal? This is ice fishing, not needle point class. Also, you got to make sure you are not leaning the drill away from the leading edge. In other words, if you are gonna make a hole leaning a tiny bit, better to lean it to the right a little. lean it to the left and the leading edge doesn't grip and cut. I see people all the time complaining about their drill, lean the leading edge into the ice a bit and don't be afraid to push a little. They might be expensive augers but they aren't friggin' black magic. Chipper blades need a little pressure. I abuse the ever loving chit out of my drills and they still cut awesome.

Yeah, downward pressure shouldn't affect blades.  If a HSS drill can be used to pop holes in pretty tough tool steels and other alloys, I'm pretty sure something as soft as ice should be no problem.

Honestly my blades looked to be poorly ground on my K Drill.  Wish I still worked at a place that had a hardness checker to see what the blades came in at....I bet way lower than they're supposed to!

 



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