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Offline lostbrit

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start stop, ION auger
« on: Feb 13, 2020, 11:06 AM »
I've had my ION for five season or so (GEN1 first year with reverse) and yesterday my auger started and stopped as I was drilling a hole.  Battery was fully charged and in a bag with hand warmer as per usual so Im guessing it might be time to replace it or is something else going on?

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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 2020, 11:27 AM »
I've had my ION for five season or so (GEN1 first year with reverse) and yesterday my auger started and stopped as I was drilling a hole.  Battery was fully charged and in a bag with hand warmer as per usual so Im guessing it might be time to replace it or is something else going on?

Thereís a leaf spring in the handle with the switch that works with the safety interlock button I believe.  Take the switch handle apart and see if that spring needs repositioned or replaced.  I got a couple new ones from the manufacture.  Thatís my quick explanation. I can give more detail later if needed.  The battery will go bad eventually but that doesnít sound like your problem. 

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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 2020, 11:29 AM »
Sorry, to be clear, it sounds like the safety interlock is not staying engaged when you press it because the internal spring is failing.  Thatís the actual issue.

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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2020, 11:39 AM »
I have a spare battery and it works as it should when I put that one in

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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2020, 11:46 AM »
I have a spare battery and it works as it should when I put that one in

Sounds like you answered your own question then.

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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2020, 11:49 AM »
Sorry, to be clear, it sounds like the safety interlock is not staying engaged when you press it because the internal spring is failing.  Thatís the actual issue.

I ran into the same issue.  I completely removed the safety mechanism and like it much better.  The safety mechanism is complete overkill IMO.  You have battery drills that can tear your arm off that don't have a safety switch yet Ion's have one.
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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #6 on: Feb 13, 2020, 12:12 PM »
I ran into the same issue.  I completely removed the safety mechanism and like it much better.  The safety mechanism is complete overkill IMO.  You have battery drills that can tear your arm off that don't have a safety switch yet Ion's have one.
Donít have a drill in this fight, but would be careful of disabling a safety mechanism on anything. If for some reason something goes wrong you wouldnít have much of an argument.
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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2020, 03:14 PM »
I am real good at disassembling things.  Reassembling is the challenge.

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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2020, 03:16 PM »
I am real good at disassembling things.  Reassembling is the challenge.

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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #10 on: Feb 14, 2020, 12:11 PM »
eliminate safety switch, i did soon as got mine

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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #11 on: Feb 14, 2020, 02:57 PM »
Mine is doing the same (5 years old) with a full charge. Bought a new battery $67 from SG a couple weeks ago and is okay now.  ???

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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #12 on: Feb 14, 2020, 07:46 PM »
Or just mount the auger to a cordless drill.
Much better power option.
I sold my ion battery and charger and put it towards a Rigid octane with 9Ah batteries.
Then threw the ion power unit in the dumpster.
Never looked back.
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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #13 on: Feb 17, 2020, 05:03 PM »
eliminate safety switch, i did soon as got mine

Don't you run the risk of a running auger tearing up your sled or, worse, you??

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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #14 on: Feb 17, 2020, 05:35 PM »
As far as disabling safeties goes, most of the guys I know who do stuff like that are nicknamed "Stubs", or "Stumpy" or "Stupid"...
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Re: start stop, ION auger
« Reply #15 on: Feb 17, 2020, 06:50 PM »
Or just mount the auger to a cordless drill.
Much better power option.
I sold my ion battery and charger and put it towards a Rigid octane with 9Ah batteries.
Then threw the ion power unit in the dumpster.   
Never looked back.
and hereís a guy that could have used that power head.

 



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