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Offline swnoel

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kdrill on an Ion power head
« on: Feb 11, 2019, 09:10 AM »
Has anyone done a kdrill on an Ion power head? This is the second set of blades in two weeks that have broken in two. Time to make a change... anyone try it? Thanks

Offline Philip

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Re: kdrill on an Ion power head
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2019, 09:18 AM »
This is the second set of blades in two weeks that have broken in two.

Are you sure that youre getting out of the parking lot and onto the ice before you start drilling?  :blink:


I would be beyond pissed if that was happening to me!

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Re: kdrill on an Ion power head
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2019, 09:23 AM »
put new blades on the ion and sell the whole auger. Then, start over with a quality setup like milwuakee fuel and a lazer. No need to spend $200 on the kdrill when a lazer is way faster and its half the price or less. I've owned both so yes, I can compare them. Just my opinion. You could probably get $300-$350 out of that ion (as crazy as that is) and then you could get a damn good milwaukee setup. Or, buy the strikemaster if you don't want to mess with drill setup. However, imo the strikemaster weighs as much as my tanaka/lazer gas setup so the weight savings is not there for me on that setup. Many opinions and variables. Thats why i have a drill setup for 10in and less and my trusty tanaka for thicker ice.

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Re: kdrill on an Ion power head
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2019, 09:31 AM »
IMO, the ion will turn way too slow to cut with a Kdrill auger.  It will work, but it will take a while to get a hole cut.

Offline swnoel

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Re: kdrill on an Ion power head
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2019, 12:27 PM »
IMO, the ion will turn way too slow to cut with a Kdrill auger.  It will work, but it will take a while to get a hole cut.

thanks.... that's what I was wondering. The k drill has chipper blades and the Ion has shaving blades. I personally have a K drill and my son has the Ion. This is the third year with it and replacing broken blades for $40-45 a pop is too much for him. I might let him try my 8" K drill on the Ion and see how it preforms, but I wasn't sure if the Ion could handle it. I guess we'll find out.
 

Offline sweth

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Re: kdrill on an Ion power head
« Reply #5 on: Feb 11, 2019, 12:35 PM »
Ion has warranted my blades when they've broken...

Offline lefty2053

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Re: kdrill on an Ion power head
« Reply #6 on: Feb 11, 2019, 12:47 PM »
If blades are breaking ION should replace them. I know Eskimo does.
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Re: kdrill on an Ion power head
« Reply #7 on: Feb 12, 2019, 07:36 AM »
Old news about the blades. Call them, get them replaced.

Offline hawg

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Re: kdrill on an Ion power head
« Reply #8 on: Feb 14, 2019, 02:22 PM »
Is anyone even sure they turn the same way?

Offline Yachtzy

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Re: kdrill on an Ion power head
« Reply #9 on: Feb 14, 2019, 06:42 PM »
K-drills like 550 rpm's, Ions are a lot slower than that I think.
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