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Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« on: Nov 16, 2012, 08:39 AM »
So..there doesnt seem to be a tool for Eskimo ice anchors and I know they dont work in the Clam anchor tool. I found this unacceptable. I decided to fabricate one.  I used an old propane weed burner end, cut a couple slots in it, welded a spark plug sock to the end, dipped it in that rubber stuff for tools (plasti-dip) and waalaah...It can be screwed in using a speed wrench (3/8" drive) or I am using the crank for leveling jacks on my camper. depending on the socket that you use. I havent tried it in ice yet but it works in a block of wood and I am confident it will work fine in ice. With an adapter...it can be used with a cordless drill.
I have made 4 of these.....yes...I have 3 friends..lol and they tell me I should patent this idea but I just wanted a tool to save my wrists from screwing these anchors into the ice.
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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #1 on: Nov 16, 2012, 10:49 AM »
Very nice, I like it. 
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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #2 on: Nov 16, 2012, 10:58 AM »
I like it! I've been using an old cordless drill to predrill my holes.

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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #3 on: Nov 16, 2012, 11:07 AM »
Good idea! Thanks! I'm getting on one today.

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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #4 on: Nov 16, 2012, 11:20 AM »
I cut a slot in a 7/8"deep socket, 3/8" drive.  And use a speed wrench.  A cordless drill driver would work too.
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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #5 on: Nov 17, 2012, 08:02 PM »
Are the eskimo anchors a larger diameter rod? I am looking for a tool to drive me eskimo anchors. But rather than take a cordless drill, I might look around for an old hand drill. Someone else on these forums was using the crank from their camper jacks to drive their anchors.

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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #7 on: Nov 18, 2012, 09:30 AM »
Uggh.  Is there a banging your head against the wall emotie someplace?
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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #8 on: Nov 18, 2012, 12:11 PM »
Great idea! I am surprised eskimo doesn't have one yet. But if you need one and can build it go for it!
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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #9 on: Nov 19, 2012, 10:24 AM »
Uggh.  Is there a banging your head against the wall emotie someplace?
Here ya go.  ;D ;D 
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #10 on: Nov 19, 2012, 10:47 AM »
I've been thinking this over for awhile. Been looking for a steel cup of some sort to cut a slot, run a bolt through to use as a cordless drill bit. I think I'm going to try a PVC pipe cap. Cut the slots, run a bolt through the center and slip it into the drill chuck. It should be able to take the torque of drilling ice.
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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #11 on: Nov 19, 2012, 10:58 AM »
I've been thinking this over for awhile. Been looking for a steel cup of some sort to cut a slot, run a bolt through to use as a cordless drill bit. I think I'm going to try a PVC pipe cap. Cut the slots, run a bolt through the center and slip it into the drill chuck. It should be able to take the torque of drilling ice.
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I think the PVC would break under torque.
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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #12 on: Nov 19, 2012, 11:10 AM »
Here ya go.  ;D ;D 

Thank you.  Now I just have to figure out how to use it without it coming across too snarky.  ;-) 
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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #13 on: Nov 19, 2012, 11:24 AM »
Thank you.  Now I just have to figure out how to use it without it coming across too snarky.  ;-)
Dang, if I had to worry about being too snarky, I'd never get to post anything!  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #14 on: Nov 19, 2012, 11:36 AM »
I think the PVC would break under torque.

I'll let you know. It should be quick and easy to make. Then I have to wait for ICE!

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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #15 on: Nov 22, 2012, 10:14 AM »
I use my drill and a masonry drill bit of the same diameter of my ice anchors. Drill the hole and jam the anchor in. Takes a lot less battery and they are easy to get out
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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #16 on: Nov 22, 2012, 10:31 AM »
My Eskimo anchors go in so easy I have never thought about using a tool.
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #17 on: Nov 22, 2012, 11:00 AM »
lol I agree Ice Dawg..the Eskimo anchors do start good and go in pretty good...my wrists just remind me Im getting old! lol
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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #18 on: Nov 23, 2012, 07:32 PM »
I think the secret is to hang out with a few younger people and let them turn em in. lol
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: Eskimo Ice anchor tool
« Reply #19 on: Nov 23, 2012, 08:05 PM »
I like the offset handle, didn't think of that. There's a Harbor Freight one town over.

When I bought my Frabill hub it came with the same handle type screws. They suck turning by hand. I ditched them in favor of lag bolts which we'll shoot straight in the ice with a cordless, and stainless fender washers & s-hooks. Now I don't have to buy or make a slotted hub or socket, and people walking around the shack aren't going to trip over the handle. The yellow rope is so people don't trip over that too.
May even try Timberlok fasteners since they have a nice, thin shank. May cause less ice popping than lag bolts.


 


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