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Re: Electric Augers
« Reply #40 on: Feb 05, 2017, 11:45 PM »
All my cordless drills are underpowered for an 8" bit..

So for an 8" hole, the gears are needed..

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Re: Electric Augers
« Reply #41 on: Mar 04, 2017, 09:16 AM »
i have a 2 year old 8in. ion. only let me down once but i dug 20 holes earlier in the day, left it outside in 15f weather and when i went to use it in the afternoon, it would cut out. just need to pull the battery and keep in shelter till' you need it again. no issues. i wanted a 10in. bit and buy a spare new ion x battery but will cost me more than a new auger. plus the ion struggles w/ the 10in. bit so I'm selling the ion and just ordered the new strike master lithium  laser 10in. for $545 w/ shipping from fish307. bigger battery and better w/ a 10in. bit. can't wait to get it!

Any update with this setup?  I'm looking into a StrikeMaster Lithium with a 10'' bit but worried about late ice ( 40'' of ice on Lake Winnipeg )

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Re: Electric Augers
« Reply #42 on: Mar 04, 2017, 02:53 PM »
You must of had an old one . New ones are only a couple pounds more than an ion and not loud at all. And drill a lot more holes in a lot more ice . No louder than my atv

You're just jealous you don't have one.    ;D   After 22 years of a Jiffy, I don't regret going with an Ion.

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Re: Electric Augers
« Reply #43 on: Mar 04, 2017, 09:07 PM »
Any update with this setup?  I'm looking into a StrikeMaster Lithium with a 10'' bit but worried about late ice ( 40'' of ice on Lake Winnipeg )
I fished with jacksmelt about a week ago. He was able to drill 5 holes in about 30" of ice with that strikemaster lithium 10". I'm sure it had more left in the tank also. I was impressed for an electric to turn the 10" bit through that much ice.
It must be something in the water.

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Re: Electric Augers
« Reply #44 on: Mar 04, 2017, 10:09 PM »
I fished with jacksmelt about a week ago. He was able to drill 5 holes in about 30" of ice with that strikemaster lithium 10". I'm sure it had more left in the tank also. I was impressed for an electric to turn the 10" bit through that much ice.

Thanks for the response....Sounds like they can do ~38-40 - 10'' holes @24'' of ice.  If I know I could get 20 holes per charge, I'm game for this auger.  The 'Pros' of an electric auger really outweighs the 'CONS'......I load up a sled with gear and travel before hitting the ice.  Electric auger will handle those bumps WAY better.

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Re: Electric Augers
« Reply #45 on: Mar 15, 2017, 03:37 PM »
Just to report my experience. I fish almost every day for pan fish and most around here use a fin bor 4 1/2 hand drill for perch and many use a nils master 6" powered by a Tanaka 2 cycle gas engine for flat fish (gills, sunnies and crappie). A few of the guys started to rig their perch augers with cordless drills either by using a clam plate or having an adapter made to screw into the spindle of the drill which requires removing the chuck. I elected to try it out and had a 16" adapter made threaded with the proper threads for a Dewalt 20V cordless, brushless drill. I chose the Dewalt rather than the Milwaukee M18 fuel due to a better side handle. I wanted a drill with a 5AH battery but the drill that came packaged with the 5AH batteries didn't have an easily removable chuck. The chuck needs a star set screw to be removed and the DCD996 drill kit had some sort of non removable pin so the chuck couldn't be taken off. I brought that back and bought a DCD995M2 drill kit/ with 4AH batteries which had the set screw and I was able to remove the chuck. The adapter screwed right on the drill and accepted the auger from a new fin bor 6" with the same attachment thumb screw as the original handle. The setup is a beast and I have cut over 50 holes through up to 15" of ice with still around half life left on the battery bar. I have yet to have the drill die and haven't seen where the cold affects the battery life. We haven't had the usual deep ice this year in Vermont so I don't know how it will do when we get the usual 24 to 30 inches or more. It is such a pleasure cutting holes with such a light weight drill and the side handle helps to control the drill torque if it catches. I paid $249 for the drill, $54 for the adapter and $95 for the fin bor. The auger is new with sharp blades but when drilling along side a 6" gas auger it is about the same speed but certainly much quieter. When you look at what the higher end augers cost this set up seems like a pretty good deal. I have a friend who set one up before I did and he fishes trout and walleye often and had put an 8" fin bor on his and it cuts good. Just another option for those who chase the fish.

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Re: Electric Augers
« Reply #46 on: Jun 20, 2017, 08:35 AM »
We rated the Ion Auger as our top electric ice Auger.  Two different Eskimos versions came in 2nd and 3rd

http://www.bestfishingreviews.com/electric-ice-auger-review/

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Re: Electric Augers
« Reply #47 on: Sep 12, 2017, 10:25 PM »
I got an Eskimo Mako 43 a couple years ago, and had issues with the power head not turning in cold weather. Yeah kind of ridiculous for an ICE AUGER. Got a new power head from Eskimo with no issues, works awesome now! But still weighs 30+ lbs and when you don't set it down the right way on the ice it leaks gas or floods the carburetor. Went fishing last winter with a guy who ran an Ion, wow! Makes little to no noise and cuts very well, it was a little slow but quiet, ran it all day and cut 40 holes or more through 24" ice. If they weren't so expensive when compared to a gas I would have bought one. Now here I am 2 years later ready to buy an ion or kdrill.  Don't think you can go wrong with either.

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Re: Electric Augers
« Reply #48 on: Oct 06, 2017, 07:49 AM »
Got the IonX and sold my Strikemaster Honda.  Have a wheel house and need to re-drill holes - the ION X does it and the reverse function helps to flush out the holes.
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