Author Topic: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover  (Read 2953 times)

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Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« on: Jan 20, 2016, 05:30 AM »
Every season I hear of someone slicing equipment, clothing or fingers in dealing with the auger blade covers/protectors.  The plastic yellow cover that came with my 6" Nils Convertible Auger was junk. I no longer wanted to deal with the possibility of injury to any of my digits, let alone gear, clothing and equipment. 

I purchased a Cold Snap Auger Cover the other day.

Great Idea and a huge improvement on ease of usage & safety.


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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2016, 02:47 PM »
I purchased one for my 9" jiffy auger just before Christmas, and I have used it for 4-5 trips out on the ice, and I am not happy with it. It seems like it's more of a hassle than the original jiffy cover with the bungee. The Cold Snap cover seems like it will snap on one side, but not the other, or it won't snap on either. I've called into their customer service and they tried giving me tips and it still is a P.I.T.A. I think I'm going back to my old cover and will try selling the Cold Snap cover! Great idea, if only it worked as good as they claim!

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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #2 on: Jan 20, 2016, 04:28 PM »
 i agree.  $30 for some cheap plastic and an elastic band.  great idea though and hopefully someone improves on it.

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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #3 on: Jan 20, 2016, 05:13 PM »
Me nor my buddies use the covers. This may be a dumb question, but wats the purpose of them? To protect blades from damage?
When I first ice fished I rented an auger from our on base outdoor rec.. The auger was broken and the engine would rev up but the bit would barely spin at all, until and onld man came and saved our day. He had a long PVC pipe his auger fit into with a cap on one end and 2 holes on the other and a bungee cord that wrapped through the handle and onto the pipe through those hes he drilled. So the cover was about as long as the auger bit... It would probably be cheap and easy to make

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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #4 on: Jan 24, 2016, 06:34 PM »
Me nor my buddies use the covers. This may be a dumb question, but wats the purpose of them? To protect blades from damage?
When I first ice fished I rented an auger from our on base outdoor rec.. The auger was broken and the engine would rev up but the bit would barely spin at all, until and onld man came and saved our day. He had a long PVC pipe his auger fit into with a cap on one end and 2 holes on the other and a bungee cord that wrapped through the handle and onto the pipe through those hes he drilled. So the cover was about as long as the auger bit... It would probably be cheap and easy to make
They are provided to protect the blades as well as your fingers,bibs and shelter fabric. You're flirting with disaster going without one. I also own a 6" Nils and just on Friday bought the Cold Snap cover. Very nice!
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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #5 on: Jan 25, 2016, 03:17 PM »
I have had one on my 8" Nils for a couple seasons and love it.     

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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #6 on: Jan 25, 2016, 07:15 PM »
They are provided to protect the blades as well as your fingers,bibs and shelter fabric. You're flirting with disaster going without one. I also own a 6" Nils and just on Friday bought the Cold Snap cover. Very nice!

I'll be ordering some large pvc to put in my holes for a permy I'm going to build. Maybe I'll make one like I described then. I did tear the bag for my shack already with my auger a little so  it might be a good investment

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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #7 on: Jan 25, 2016, 07:56 PM »
I have one for my lazer pro and I love it! I just need to find one that will fit my chipper mag.
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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #8 on: Jan 26, 2016, 05:29 AM »
Been on the ice 3x.  It's working great. Good investment IMHO
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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #9 on: Jan 27, 2016, 11:24 PM »
I like mine too.  Have used it for two years and I like being able to pop it back on hands free.
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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #10 on: Jan 27, 2016, 11:36 PM »
FYI, the 8" jiffy cover has to be modified to fit on old school blades.  This depends on the head being flat or cone shaped.

This came right from Cold Snap last year.  They only have one style of 8" Jiffy covers.  Fits one great, the other not at all without modification.

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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #11 on: Jan 28, 2016, 06:54 AM »
Magnets from a computer hard drive.  Mount them on the inside of your existing cover with small screws & nuts, so they line up with the blades without damaging the edge.   throw away the bungee cord.  the magnets hold STRONG, hook the cover on your boot to pull the auger out.  Wa-laa!!

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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #12 on: Jan 28, 2016, 03:52 PM »
How do you modify for the old style blades?

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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #13 on: Jan 28, 2016, 11:23 PM »
I'll have to take a picture , kinda of hard to describe.

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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #14 on: Jan 29, 2016, 10:35 PM »
I'd appreciate that picture. I just got my 6inch Nils, and if rumor has it, the cover is pretty bad, but can be fixed with rare earth magnets that are countersunk. I ordered some and am planning to use them to fix my cover if the Nils cover is as bad as they say...

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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #15 on: Feb 11, 2016, 09:24 AM »
Me nor my buddies use the covers. This may be a dumb question, but wats the purpose of them? To protect blades from damage?
When I first ice fished I rented an auger from our on base outdoor rec.. The auger was broken and the engine would rev up but the bit would barely spin at all, until and onld man came and saved our day. He had a long PVC pipe his auger fit into with a cap on one end and 2 holes on the other and a bungee cord that wrapped through the handle and onto the pipe through those hes he drilled. So the cover was about as long as the auger bit... It would probably be cheap and easy to make
When you slice yourself open or spend a couple hundred on blades you might start using them. wow?
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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #16 on: Feb 21, 2016, 05:29 PM »
Thanks for posting this.  I was fighting my Nils cover yesterday wishing I had something better.

I bet a velcro strip could be used to replace the wide rubber band if needed.  I now use velcro strips for my spools, even keeps the hook out of the line.

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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #17 on: Feb 21, 2016, 07:31 PM »
I have the cold snap for my nils 6inch. I'm not crazy about it, it seems kind of loose to me, it wobbles around. I was going to use the rare earth magnets idea, but the main nils sharpening guru, sharpnils, says that the rare earth mags will hurt the blade, which I am told is as fragile as eggs. It's a great auger, but it seems a pain to have to treat it like a baby all the time, don't dare drop in on the ice, bring it in every time you use it and and dry it off and oil it etc.... It is a great auger, just wish it wasn't such a baby.

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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #18 on: Oct 13, 2016, 08:24 PM »
I got a cold snap cover last year for my Strikemaster lazer mag. Works great. Bonus, It fits my Nils 8 inch. Yes it's loose but beats the original all day.




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Re: Cold Snap Auger Blade Protector/Cover
« Reply #19 on: Jan 10, 2017, 06:49 PM »
Will this cover also work with a hand powered auger? I have a 7" strike master lazer.

 


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