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Offline jbird68

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Smallest auger made?
« on: Dec 08, 2019, 12:44 PM »
What's the smallest made ice auger? I just want one small enough to fit my underwater camera through. Don't want to add the weight of another full size auger. Maybe a 20 inch long bit for an old manual have drill.
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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 08, 2019, 01:44 PM »
Strikemaster made a Mora 4”.think they still make a 4” lazer .4” auger is so easy to drill a hole and its my go to auger if im fishing for perch only.

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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 08, 2019, 02:17 PM »
What's the smallest made ice auger? I just want one small enough to fit my underwater camera through. Don't want to add the weight of another full size auger. Maybe a 20 inch long bit for an old manual have drill.

Strikemaster 4½" in the For Sale section.
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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 08, 2019, 05:14 PM »
4.5 inch  Nils is the smallest I have seen.   Baught  it about 15 years ago. 

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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 08, 2019, 05:23 PM »
4 in lazer ,still made and sold

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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 08, 2019, 05:51 PM »
How small you want? Weld an extension onto a forstners bit.
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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 08, 2019, 06:11 PM »
There was a guy at the St. Paul ice show with 3" ice drills for sale.  It was a yellow flighted deal.  The clam people near the games were looking at them for scouting purposes.

The guy selling them name was Bob.  I asked to look at the blades and his name was printed on them.  It might have been Bob Ward?   

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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 08, 2019, 06:13 PM »
Bob Ward is a sports shop in Montana.
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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 08, 2019, 06:25 PM »
Strikemaster 4½" in the For Sale section.


I bought this one tonight.
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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 09, 2019, 03:36 PM »
Good Buy J Bird you will enjoy it

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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #10 on: Dec 15, 2019, 11:12 PM »
I had a 4" lazer for a week until a 9-10" gill wouldn't come though. Upgraded to a 5" Lazer and had that for 2 years until i wedged a 15" crappie back and forth to get it out. Im still waiting for a fish that cant fit through my 6".

I loved the small auger for the miss backwaters, its a riot to catch perch and panfish with and doesnt throw a huge light beam spooking the fish. But i also like to land big ones.

I can see why you want it for your camera though!
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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #11 on: Dec 16, 2019, 05:43 AM »

 ThunderBay and iceberg Siberia , make 4”
 The old perch guys around here used 4” moras
 

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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #12 on: Dec 17, 2019, 12:08 AM »
I had a 4" lazer for a week until a 9-10" gill wouldn't come though. Upgraded to a 5" Lazer and had that for 2 years until i wedged a 15" crappie back and forth to get it out. Im still waiting for a fish that cant fit through my 6".

I loved the small auger for the miss backwaters, its a riot to catch perch and panfish with and doesnt throw a huge light beam spooking the fish. But i also like to land big ones.

I can see why you want it for your camera though!


Years ago I made some DIY "Reel Weeds". I can use the small auger to set those in place also. I haven't used them in years but I'm going to give then a try again.
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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #13 on: Dec 22, 2019, 07:29 PM »
I love my 4" mora but wouldn't mind seeing this 3" people have mentioned,
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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #14 on: Dec 30, 2019, 01:05 PM »
The guy selling the 3" drills was Bob Horn from IL, he was/is a NAIFC angler. 

There was a guy at the St. Paul ice show with 3" ice drills for sale.  It was a yellow flighted deal.  The clam people near the games were looking at them for scouting purposes.

The guy selling them name was Bob.  I asked to look at the blades and his name was printed on them.  It might have been Bob Ward?   

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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #15 on: Jan 09, 2020, 03:31 PM »
I love my 4" mora but wouldn't mind seeing this 3" people have mentioned,

I thought I saw a 3 inch mora once on CL I remember the add said 3

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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #16 on: Jan 27, 2020, 06:15 PM »
Bob's 3" auger is for sale now.

Www.3inchiceauger.com 
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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #17 on: Feb 02, 2020, 08:09 PM »
Finally got some ice to try the Strikemaster synthetic 4 1/2” auger. Great for panfish and cuts like butter. My teenage son now likes to drill holes.
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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #18 on: Feb 05, 2020, 10:19 PM »
Edit: - I use a Strikemaster 10" lazer auger with a Milwaukee 2804 M18 Fuel drill.

Been looking for a small auger to use with my drill just to drop my Marcum camera down the hole to locate the spot-on-the spot structure, the camera head measurement is 4 1/2 inches from fin to fin. Wanted something simple, looked at a Forstner bit, they do make one that's 4 5/8" but you'll need to weld on a suitable extension, just too expensive.

Found this mini-auger on Flea-Bay, did the BIN, for $36.99 delivered, should have it by Feb. 10th. Plan to ditch the handle, a standard 22 mm auger/drill adapter will fit.

Another option for consideration.

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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #19 on: Feb 05, 2020, 10:20 PM »
The smallest Nils is about that size, but not that price!


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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #20 on: Feb 05, 2020, 11:19 PM »

Iceberg Siberia Mini Hand Ice Auger 5" - # N-AI-130RM
 
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I have the 130 mm yellow auger. Very nice in my opinion. The folding Mech is very well designed.
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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #21 on: Feb 06, 2020, 04:02 AM »
I have an old finbor 4.5 inch auger I use on a drill it works great for pan fish. I drill two holes one for fishing and one for the transducer on my vex.had to make a special adapter to use with my clam plate.
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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #22 on: Feb 06, 2020, 05:19 AM »
Finally got some ice to try the Strikemaster synthetic 4 1/2” auger. Great for panfish and cuts like butter. My teenage son now likes to drill holes.

That's what I have for my smallest drill option. You can even run it in high gear on the Milwaukee Fuel and throw some serious chips. 

As a bonus, the fleet farm near me had the blades on closeout this season, $5 a set.  Couldn't pass that up.





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Re: Smallest auger made?
« Reply #23 on: Aug 20, 2020, 08:33 PM »
WHY NOT GET A 2 INCH OR 2.5 INCH LONG WOODWORKING DRILL

 



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