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okstate

Which auger to buy?

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okstate

Strike master  lithium Lazer 50 volt

Jiffy propane 4

Ion auger w/ reverse

Strikemaster lazermag

Strikemaster cl-825

Mako m43

 

All used and around $275-$300

 

Thanks

 

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monstermoose78

The lazer mag is hard to beat

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Rick G

Laser mag will last forever if you treat it right. Very dependable too

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AlwaysFishing23

What they said^^. The laser mag is your best bet. Fast drilling, light weight and reliable. If it were me I wouldn’t even think twice. 

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opsirc

ION!!!  no need to carry gas, worry about hard starting because of cold.  may not be the fastest, but if it take you 5 seconds more to drill a hole, does it really make that big of a difference.

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eyeguy 54

lazer mag or the ion. lazer if hole hopping like a mad man and ion if not.:)

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Nix769

I like the Lazer Mag...especially if you want 10" and do a lot of holes.

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CJH

I had an 8in Lazer Mag with the Tecumseh engine and it ran like carp.  Had it in to Strikemaster and three other shops, never ran right and I took good care of it.  Purchased a Nils convertible and going the Auger/Drill route now.  Done with small 2 strokes.

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okstate

I bought the Lazer mag for $250. It was bought new last year. 

 

Thanks for all the advice!

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eyeguy 54

it will love non oxy gas. :) 

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TheTuna

Ion

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Jighead4914

Eskimo HC40 Propane, love it alot of power, and starts in two pulls everytime. :)

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KidMoe

Good choice! Non-oxy has and you shouldn’t ever have a problem 

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FowlSki

There are lots of trouble shooting threads out there for Strike Masters so when yours breaks down you'll have plenty of reading  material.  :) 

I have heard lots of colorful language from SM owners out on the ice. 

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Hawg

I dearly love my Ion but I think I would do the Kdrill if I had it to do over since I already have a Milwaukee Fuel.

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GarageLogic2

K-Drill and Dewalt 20v drill with 9ah battery.  I can get 25-30 holes per charge and you can push all the slush under the ice by using reverse. 

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eyeguy 54

welcome to FM GL. 

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Kettle

Gas, strike master gets my vote. I have a drill attached to my 6 in lazmag hand augar, absolutely shreads ice, but after 16inch of ice I switch to gas

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redneckdan

I run a 6" nils on an 18V milwaukee with 9AH batteries. I can drill 60-70 holes on one battery though a foot of ice. I have 5 batteries, onlh rarely use more than one in a day. Love the light weight! I have disk issues on L4/L5 & L5/S1, the heavy jiffy was killing my back.

Ran the piss out of it last weekend on lower red, ran like a champ. Drilled holes all day, charged batteries in the truck and never ran short. The guys running engine driven auger were hurting by the end of the day.

 

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eyeguy 54

back issue here also and the main reason why I went with the electric also. so light!  no pulling to start is nice also. pulling the trigger doesnt wear me out. :):) 

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Jim Almquist

Right now Cabelas bargain cave has a sale on the Nils hand augers if your looking. The price is hard to beat.

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