Author Topic: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!  (Read 12280 times)

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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #120 on: Jan 29, 2016, 09:28 AM »
Looking forward to it! I am sure it will be worth the wait!

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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #121 on: Oct 03, 2016, 05:49 PM »
Reading another thread and found reference to this one.  Its been a long time since the last post....does anyone know what ever became of this?

Edit:  Just saw the post by ice scratcher concerning the new reduction gear unit by Clam but I'm still interested in what happened to the one in the thread just for curiosity sake.
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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #122 on: Nov 19, 2016, 07:04 AM »
My construction business blew up, too much work to make any reduction units.   Dora slammed holes for 2 seasons with no absolutely no problems, and still looks brand new. No drill wear at all!...  Before I made a reduction unit, I broke multiple commercial drills pounding 8" holes...  Dora is ready to eat some ice again this year, I may buy a better auger shaft for it this year, the one I have been running is an old Mora, I put a eskimo silver tip on there and it ate ice like crazy!  Gear reduction is the way of the future for sure, in my opinion, It does make the world of difference! 

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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #123 on: Nov 20, 2016, 10:08 AM »
My construction business blew up, too much work to make any reduction units.   Dora slammed holes for 2 seasons with no absolutely no problems, and still looks brand new. No drill wear at all!...  Before I made a reduction unit, I broke multiple commercial drills pounding 8" holes...  Dora is ready to eat some ice again this year, I may buy a better auger shaft for it this year, the one I have been running is an old Mora, I put a eskimo silver tip on there and it ate ice like crazy!  Gear reduction is the way of the future for sure, in my opinion, It does make the world of difference!

Pat, glad to hear your work is keeping you busy..

Thanks for sharing your ideas and passion with us..

I'm thankful to have a gear box now for my clam plate.. There is a good chance this thread was part of the drive to get a gear reduction setup commercially made..

Thanks again and good luck this season!!

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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #124 on: Nov 22, 2016, 07:46 AM »
Thanks for satisfying my curiosity PaW.  I'm sorry to hear you couldn't do more with the unit but the business taking off makes up for it.
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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #125 on: Nov 22, 2016, 08:38 PM »
Pat, glad to hear your work is keeping you busy..

Thanks for sharing your ideas and passion with us..

I'm thankful to have a gear box now for my clam plate.. There is a good chance this thread was part of the drive to get a gear reduction setup commercially made..

Thanks again and good luck this season!!

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X2 I think this thread had some bearing on the development of the clam gear box

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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #126 on: Nov 29, 2016, 07:54 AM »
  Interesting thread.   When I see the title I can't help thinking of "DORA the expLORA".  I can't be the only one. :)
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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #127 on: Feb 07, 2017, 12:17 PM »
I am pleased Clam is offering gear box units now, Hearing about the recall on units if funny though.  Dora still cuts ice perfectly 3 years later.  A chain drive makes more sense in my eyes...  Less parts to break.  I think it would be impossible to strip the gears on DORA.  It will take clam a few seasons to work out the kinks I am sure.  Gear reduction just makes sense....    I am proud to have possibly contributed something useful to the industry.  Although I feel like all I did was weld up a little scrap metal.  LOL.  I am sure clam seen the overwhelming need for a gear reduction unit due to all the interest of the Ice shanty members!!!  Props to clam for filling a void in the market.  Now if they can just dial it in.  Props to clam to for standing by their products and offering a recall!!!   

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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #128 on: Feb 07, 2017, 02:58 PM »
I would still rather have one made by you, than clam...

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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #129 on: Feb 21, 2018, 07:31 AM »
Another flawless season for my homemade gear reduction!!!!!! Same drill and batteries this whole time!  The ice got to 14" this year, hole after hole after hole.......It still blows my mind how well it works!  I stitched a water proof bag around the drill this season that can hold some hand warmers next to the battery in extreme cold, it works awesome! I never thought 5 years later I would still grab DORA over my gas auger.....every time all season long! Next year I am going to treat her to a new Milwaukee! It is going to rip!


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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #130 on: Feb 21, 2018, 07:47 AM »
Great machine!!! Are you making any for sale?
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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #131 on: Feb 22, 2018, 02:48 PM »
I am pleased Clam is offering gear box units now, Hearing about the recall on units if funny though.  Dora still cuts ice perfectly 3 years later.  A chain drive makes more sense in my eyes...  Less parts to break.  I think it would be impossible to strip the gears on DORA. 

Icegator for all their years never had any mechanical problems and their unit also had a chain drive.

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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #132 on: Feb 22, 2018, 02:52 PM »
apparently that Clam plate has lots of probs to iron out before it can be considered reliable.
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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #133 on: Feb 24, 2018, 09:07 AM »
I am currently brainstorming an aluminum version to run a k drill and a Milwaukee. I have seen too any broken drills this year....... I am really surprised no major companies offer reduction yet.  I watched a guy use a k drill with one hand on a Milwaukee, it about broke his wrist... I did like the k drill, super light.. and the Milwaukee power was impressive, but it still just spins too fast!  Has my mind working.... The worlds lightest power auger????  LOL!  Dora weights 17lbs. 

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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #134 on: Feb 24, 2018, 02:49 PM »
Keep us informed pls. Can I get 1 on 'back order"/  ;D               I understand that Al is a bit tricky to weld.
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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #135 on: Feb 24, 2018, 08:48 PM »
I put my order in a long time ago!

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Re: Drill Operated Reduction Auger.....D-O-R-A!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #136 on: Feb 25, 2018, 05:54 AM »
I put my order in a long time ago!
Humm, reminds me of Overtons.
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