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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #20 on: Nov 13, 2008, 09:07 PM »
do rpms matter whn drilling holes???

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #21 on: Nov 13, 2008, 09:12 PM »
Ehhh not really. Mostly let the auger do all the work. Don't apply any downward force on the auger at all. Sometimes I felt it necessary to hold the auger up, cuz the blades seemed to be more aggressive than the drill could handle.

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #22 on: Nov 13, 2008, 09:15 PM »
well i made a adaptor for a old mantis tiller and it turns about 350 rpms with 3hp im hoping it will work.

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #23 on: Nov 13, 2008, 09:23 PM »
The strikemaster power augers are from 170-200 rpms. maybe at that speed you may burn out the blades??? Not sure.

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #24 on: Nov 13, 2008, 09:31 PM »
hummm it is a jiffy type auger we got in a junk yard.

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #25 on: Nov 13, 2008, 09:45 PM »
99$!?!?  :o that is about the price of a nice hand auger!

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #26 on: Nov 13, 2008, 10:01 PM »
99$!?!?  :o that is about the price of a nice hand auger!

Yep. Even the wife couldn't stay mad at me for buying it. :laugh:

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #27 on: Nov 13, 2008, 10:04 PM »
The strikemaster power augers are from 170-200 rpms. maybe at that speed you may burn out the blades??? Not sure.
How do you burn up blades on ice, last I knew ice was cold ???
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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #28 on: Nov 13, 2008, 10:06 PM »
Yep. Even the wife couldn't stay mad at me for buying it. :laugh:

No kidding!!

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #29 on: Nov 13, 2008, 10:11 PM »
How do you burn up blades on ice, last I knew ice was cold ???

Any friction causes heat. If the blades are spinning faster than they are made to cut then they can build up heat. When I lay the auger tip on the ice it melts in pretty quick so the blades do have a raised temperature. Will the blades turn blue... no. will they dull prematurely? quite possibly.

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #30 on: Nov 13, 2008, 10:16 PM »
Any friction causes heat. If the blades are spinning faster than they are made to cut then they can build up heat. When I lay the auger tip on the ice it melts in pretty quick so the blades do have a raised temperature. Will the blades turn blue... no. will they dull prematurely? quite possibly.
The first day with my new hand auger I dropped it on the blades (not very hard) and it never cut the same.  Them little blades are pretty fragile.  That's when I made the drill adapter.
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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #31 on: Dec 17, 2008, 09:39 PM »
through how thick of ice have you guys drilled with these?

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #32 on: Dec 18, 2008, 10:45 AM »
through how thick of ice have you guys drilled with these?
14in.
The most important thing is to use a good high torque 1/2in drill.  I can't see a $25 harbor freight special doing very well :)
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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #33 on: Dec 24, 2008, 06:37 PM »
I hollowed out an old battery for a ryobi 18v drill, added wires from the battery to a small 12v 9ah lead acid battery and 6v 5ah lead acid battery in series. I can drill at least 50 holes in 12'' of hard ice even with the junk ryobi drill.

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #34 on: Dec 24, 2008, 06:56 PM »
nice! Hmmm. whats the thickest that you have drilled with it though?

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #35 on: Dec 24, 2008, 08:34 PM »
I used it to drill 16'' a couple of years ago. Works great with 6'' auger and new blades. Dewalts with three speed work much better .

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #36 on: Dec 24, 2008, 08:41 PM »
Do you have a different auger for thicker ice? or is that how thick the ice gets where you are?

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #37 on: Dec 25, 2008, 07:08 AM »
I use it mostly for 12'' or less ice, use the gas jiffy for thicker ice except on nyc reservoirs no gas augers allowed, have to use the electric. Two years ago ice got 16'' on the reservoirs so I made the battery pack.

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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #38 on: Jan 13, 2009, 10:51 AM »
I hollowed out an old battery for a ryobi 18v drill, added wires from the battery to a small 12v 9ah lead acid battery and 6v 5ah lead acid battery in series. I can drill at least 50 holes in 12'' of hard ice even with the junk ryobi drill.

do you have any pics on that operation. 
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Re: Cordless Drill auger?
« Reply #39 on: Jan 16, 2009, 09:38 AM »
I keep the batteries in a insulated bag so they stay warm and last longer.                                                                                     

 


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