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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #30 on: Nov 20, 2020, 12:22 PM »
Advantage of composite is no ice up on the flights ..or can be easily removed..but for those infrequent days a quick spin atop the ice will remove most ice/slush/water on either material . But the metal parts can still be a lil issue on either set up.

I coat my Strike Master with this each season. Little to no ice buildup.
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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #31 on: Nov 20, 2020, 12:23 PM »
don't shy away from the yellow ones from frabill    they take laser curved blades

Frabill makes an auger ?
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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #32 on: Nov 21, 2020, 07:59 PM »


Welded a nut to the 6in mora so I could put a Strikemaster point on it. Iíll see how it works once we get ice.

$5 to do it.....seems like a cheaper and lighter way to get a point on an auger vs selling and getting a pistol for $150

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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #33 on: Nov 21, 2020, 08:11 PM »
Frabill makes an auger ?
                     yes      mine is a 5 inch but I have seen the larger sizes before they are 2 piece

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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #34 on: Nov 21, 2020, 08:15 PM »
                     yes      mine is a 5 inch but I have seen the larger sizes before they are 2 piece

I did not know that ..very new to me .
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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #35 on: Nov 22, 2020, 08:27 AM »


Welded a nut to the 6in mora so I could put a Strikemaster point on it. Iíll see how it works once we get ice.

$5 to do it.....seems like a cheaper and lighter way to get a point on an auger vs selling and getting a pistol for $150

Great idea guys I have to try this my self..

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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #36 on: Nov 22, 2020, 10:20 AM »
Do you have a video of how you drilled and tapped the mora? I've got a 6in and a 10in mora that I'd like to do it to. I actually have the center tip strikemaster sells which is threaded and wanted to put that in the center.
Don't have video but have pics. Center punch where you want point. Drill 1/4 pilot hole followed with 5/16 drill tap size. Tap hole with 3/8 hand tap. (Tap/drill set for $8 at Lows or Home Depot). I use washers for spacer to get proper tip height. I use Titanium or Cobalt hardened drill bits.
Welded nut also great idea. What size nut did you use.



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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #37 on: Nov 22, 2020, 10:35 AM »
Sweet!  Gonna do this today to my Mora.  Actually not doing it today. Got on EBAY and ordered a 2-pack of laser points for $24. When I get them Ill see what size/ thread is needed for the mod.
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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #38 on: Nov 22, 2020, 11:14 AM »
Sweet!  Gonna do this today to my Mora.  Actually not doing it today. Got on EBAY and ordered a 2-pack of laser points for $24. When I get them Ill see what size/ thread is needed for the mod.
When you put your blades back on, add  0.040 shim on the leading edge of the blade that increases the cut angle. This shim increases the blade angle nearly equivalent to the K-drill cut angle.  I also ground groves in my blades to make them Lazer and or chipper blades.





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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #39 on: Nov 22, 2020, 03:33 PM »
Don't have video but have pics. Center punch where you want point. Drill 1/4 pilot hole followed with 5/16 drill tap size. Tap hole with 3/8 hand tap. (Tap/drill set for $8 at Lows or Home Depot). I use washers for spacer to get proper tip height. I use Titanium or Cobalt hardened drill bits.
Welded nut also great idea. What size nut did you use.



Not sure took it to the machine shop in town....Iím thinking the old guy either drilled & tapped it crooked or drilled original hole to large....then did the nut fix. He only was charging $5 to do it.....figured I couldnít buy the tap set to do it for $5.

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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #40 on: Nov 23, 2020, 03:08 AM »
Never owned anything but a Milwaukee 2804 brushless on 8Ē 7(7 5/8) K drill. Watched plenty of others with the gas setups and decided when I got into ice fishing they werenít for me. Half the time Iím pulling my equipment out and that K drill setup is fast, light and easy without stink. Drill also used to sink hub anchors and drill holes inside the setup hub without carbon monoxide headaches.
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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #41 on: Nov 23, 2020, 10:04 AM »
When you put your blades back on, add  0.040 shim on the leading edge of the blade that increases the cut angle. This shim increases the blade angle nearly equivalent to the K-drill cut angle.  I also ground groves in my blades to make them Lazer and or chipper blades.

I like the way it cuts as is.
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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #42 on: Nov 23, 2020, 01:02 PM »
When you put your blades back on, add  0.040 shim on the leading edge of the blade that increases the cut angle. This shim increases the blade angle nearly equivalent to the K-drill cut angle.  I also ground groves in my blades to make them Lazer and or chipper blades.





When it's time for new blades just get the Eskimo gas Šuger blades. They have the chipper shaver style hybrid and they are a bit more aggressive on the cut angle so you won't need to shim it.

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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #43 on: Nov 23, 2020, 01:14 PM »
When it's time for new blades just get the Eskimo gas Šuger blades. They have the chipper shaver style hybrid and they are a bit more aggressive on the cut angle so you won't need to shim it.
DO the Quantum Eskimo Blades fit the Mora Augers?
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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #44 on: Nov 23, 2020, 01:30 PM »
DO the Quantum Eskimo Blades fit the Mora Augers?

I'm not 100% sure....but looking at the store the holes looked very close.....a guy could try and if they don't return them to the store. Personally.....I wouldn't want the chipper style on a mora. The blades are easy to sharpen & if you have a guid point should be able to reopen holes fine.

I know the Eskimo hand Šuger and strike master hand Šuger blades all will fit/can be swapped back and forth.

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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #45 on: Nov 23, 2020, 02:26 PM »
Yes the Mora blades are easy to sharpen myself.
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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #46 on: Nov 23, 2020, 03:57 PM »
I'm not 100% sure....but looking at the store the holes looked very close.....a guy could try and if they don't return them to the store. Personally.....I wouldn't want the chipper style on a mora. The blades are easy to sharpen & if you have a guid point should be able to reopen holes fine.

I know the Eskimo hand Šuger and strike master hand Šuger blades all will fit/can be swapped back and forth.
I had the Eskimo Z51 and I always sharpened my own blades. Quantum Blades. I had the 6" Silvertip hand auger and one of the blades broke. Probably why they don't sell them any more. But when I contacted them they sent me the Turbo Blades and they fit but not real good. I called them again and they finally sent me the correct ones.  The Tubo Blades fit on the Stikemasters.
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Re: Auger for electric drill
« Reply #47 on: Nov 25, 2020, 05:54 PM »
Sold the one I just had done...so did my other myself.

If you get the center point tips from strikemaster, the threads on it are 10mm - 1.5. I bought a tap for $6 to do it. I had to put a washer between the Šuger and point to get it to tighten where I wanted.



 



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