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Offline ianwuzhere

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Auger blades
« on: Dec 04, 2017, 10:27 AM »
Recently purchased a pair of auger blades for the old swede bore 8".  Drilled a bunch of holes (about 15) on thin hard ice- approx. 5" of good ice. Half way thru a hole something was off, pulled auger out- checked didn't see anything in the hole- tried again and ended up checking out the blades.  Found one had cracked and broke off and chunk of stainless blade was missing. The other one had a crack starting from the hole where the bolts go into. Clearly looks like a weak spot as I think the cracks all started from the holes..
These were Nordic blades. Anyone ever seeing this before, I have not. Blades cut very good, very sharp before this happened..





Can see where the crack is starting on the "good" blade, opposite side as other one:

~its not over till its soft, --- "tfg".

Offline Ise De By

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Re: Auger blades
« Reply #1 on: Dec 04, 2017, 02:23 PM »
Maybe send NORDIC a picture of the blades, they may send you a new set.  Good luck
    
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Offline dekatronic

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Re: Auger blades
« Reply #2 on: Dec 04, 2017, 02:55 PM »
It's happened to me twice in one season. Brand new blades and Nordic brand blades both times. I believe they're Chinese made, definitely not Swedish. My third set are Swedish and no issues so far.

Offline ianwuzhere

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Re: Auger blades
« Reply #3 on: Dec 04, 2017, 05:15 PM »
Twice?  wow, Its gotta be the "Chinese" material in them then, ive never seen or heard of it before but  its my first Nordic blades. Expensive one day out if gonna be costing what they did each time hehe.. 

-These are the ones- from Canadian Tire:




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Offline gsp

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Re: Auger blades
« Reply #4 on: Dec 05, 2017, 11:22 PM »
Yup those are the same ones unfortunately. I should also mention both times it wasn't me augering when the blades broke, so I can't tell you if it was due to improper form or a blade catching on the bottom of the hole.

Btw if you're near a Wholesale Sports they're selling 6" and 8" finbore augers at 30% off right now (at least at the location near me). They're excellent. I bought one three years ago and haven't used my other one since.
I'll second the fin bore best ice fishing purchase i ever made.  I've got 3 sets of spare blades or I would get another from wholesale, still waiting for 50% off though then I'll buy another one just because.

Offline ran7ger

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Re: Auger blades
« Reply #5 on: Dec 06, 2017, 04:11 PM »
 very common, lots of chatter about the chinese crap on here.  if you contact rapala or normark they will likely send out a new set of swedish blades.

Offline Hooked79

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Re: Auger blades
« Reply #6 on: Dec 12, 2017, 01:04 AM »
The blades are made of a very cheap stainless steel Chinese material. I canít remember what the steel was off hand, but itís very weak.

 



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