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Offline Martian

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 so, has anyone?

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2018, 11:30 AM »
 I seen one last year, it was plywood, and clamps, but cannot recal, I shoukd have taken pics. would cost under $4

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2018, 12:32 PM »
I seen one last year, it was plywood, and clamps, but cannot recal, I shoukd have taken pics. would cost under $4
The problem with plywood is moister.  The Kicker is more than the Clam Plate. Wonder why?
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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #4 on: Jan 06, 2018, 12:37 PM »
The problem with plywood is moister.  The Kicker is more than the Clam Plate. Wonder why?

The kicker has a 2-1 gear ratio,

Compare the price of the Clam plate with the gear box (same gear ratio)...

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #5 on: Jan 07, 2018, 08:00 AM »
I have made 3 of them using painted plywood. No problem with moisture. No problem at all.

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #6 on: Jan 07, 2018, 08:44 AM »
I have made 3 of them using painted plywood. No problem with moisture. No problem at all.


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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #8 on: Jan 07, 2018, 10:21 AM »

Is that made out of Plywood?  Nice work. Looks like a little PVC also.
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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #9 on: Jan 07, 2018, 02:08 PM »
plywood and copper pipe. The bearing was the most expensive part at 10.00

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #10 on: Jan 07, 2018, 06:20 PM »
Question. Why use a plate at all? I have an 18v Milwaukee hammer drill I use with the included side handle with an 8" Lazer auger. Cuts like butter. Doesn't break my wrists.

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #11 on: Jan 07, 2018, 07:08 PM »
Question. Why use a plate at all? I have an 18v Milwaukee hammer drill I use with the included side handle with an 8" Lazer auger. Cuts like butter. Doesn't break my wrists.
I agree - same but with a Dewalt - and no issues.  I don't see a need for the plate
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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #12 on: Jan 07, 2018, 07:40 PM »
Question. Why use a plate at all? I have an 18v Milwaukee hammer drill I use with the included side handle with an 8" Lazer auger. Cuts like butter. Doesn't break my wrists.

How much torque does the Milwaukee you are using have? I have the 2704 with 1200 and after using it around the house and on the ice Im convinced it could break a wrist with ease. I roll with the clam plate.

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #13 on: Jan 07, 2018, 10:24 PM »
It has plenty, that's all I know. It also has a clutch with many many settings that will save your wrists if you're concerned.

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #14 on: Jan 07, 2018, 10:51 PM »
Question. Why use a plate at all? I have an 18v Milwaukee hammer drill I use with the included side handle with an 8" Lazer auger. Cuts like butter. Doesn't break my wrists.

Because the drill has so much torque that a lot of the side handles have broken off of the drills.

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #15 on: Jan 07, 2018, 11:00 PM »
Because the drill has so much torque that a lot of the side handles have broken off of the drills.

Only Milwaukee so far, but they have the most torque...

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #16 on: Jan 08, 2018, 08:02 PM »
Only Milwaukee so far, but they have the most torque...

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Yep...I think the guys that engineered it should have thought about it a bit and beefed up the handle grab spots.......drill is strong enough it will rip itself apart.

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #17 on: Jan 09, 2018, 04:30 PM »
Yep...I think the guys that engineered it should have thought about it a bit and beefed up the handle grab spots.......drill is strong enough it will rip itself apart.

Not my drill from last year, handle is rock solid.

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #18 on: Jan 09, 2018, 05:46 PM »
Not my drill from last year, handle is rock solid.

For now....its been a common problem for a number of guys. I've always had mine on the clam plate so never had to worry about it.

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #19 on: Jan 09, 2018, 09:28 PM »
The " reason" to use a clam plate, is your auger will never come loose off of your drill chuck.

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #20 on: Jan 10, 2018, 04:30 AM »
thanks all, I may just forgo the plate

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #21 on: Jan 12, 2018, 08:27 PM »
 The ice kicker is the bomb.   I use my old blue ryobi 18v drill and a 6" laser.   It drills great in the 8" or we have here now.   I bought the new 750 lbs ryobi hammer drill but haven't needed to use it yet.  For $90 shipped this plate will turn a lack luster drill into an electric auger.

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #22 on: Jan 17, 2018, 01:07 PM »
For now....its been a common problem for a number of guys. I've always had mine on the clam plate so never had to worry about it.

From what I read these guys are having problems fairly soon after they buy the drill?  Or are the handles breaking after already drilling hundreds of holes?  Mine has a season and a half of holes drill with it.

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #23 on: Jan 17, 2018, 02:06 PM »
The ice kicker is the bomb.   I use my old blue ryobi 18v drill and a 6" laser.   It drills great in the 8" or we have here now.   I bought the new 750 lbs ryobi hammer drill but haven't needed to use it yet.  For $90 shipped this plate will turn a lack luster drill into an electric auger.

what are your overall impressions with the ice kicker other than what you've already shared? does it feel heavy or awkward/unbalanced or noisy or any thing else you can think of? you are the first to buy one and share info with us so far.
any thing you'd want to improve upon?

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #24 on: Jan 17, 2018, 05:29 PM »
Spend the money get the Plate. You will never regret it.
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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #25 on: Jan 17, 2018, 05:44 PM »
The " reason" to use a clam plate, is your auger will never come loose off of your drill chuck.
.        And it sets up off the ice when done not laying on ice or in snow !!

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #26 on: Jan 18, 2018, 07:21 PM »


I enjoy making things myself. I,m a bit puzzled, though, about those 'silver colored' things between the handle and the motor? thx.
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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #27 on: Jan 18, 2018, 08:33 PM »
Could possibly use a plastic cutting board in place of plywood if concerned about water. 
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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #28 on: Jan 18, 2018, 08:47 PM »
whatever happened to the guy and the plan for building the d.o.r.a. gear reduction plate?think it was last year I saw it.

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Re: anybody make something similar to the clam auger plate
« Reply #29 on: Jan 19, 2018, 05:35 AM »
whatever happened to the guy and the plan for building the d.o.r.a. gear reduction plate?think it was last year I saw it.
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