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shaneD

Milwaukee Fuel 18V and 8 inch auger

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shaneD

So I just came back from Lake Winnipeg, and the 3 feet of ice they have there and found my auger lacking. I gave up the gas auger years ago to switch to the clam plate and drill. Around here, even Bemidji where I fish the most, I have never had a problem with getting through the ice. Lake Winnipeg is a different story.

Anyway, I have a 6 inch bit now, and when with drilling a couple holes side by side to deal with the big fish but thinking back to my old 10 inch strikemaster I was almost willing to deal with all the issues I had with it to have some space to wrangle a fish. Soooo, im looking at going with an 8 inch bit, with the Milwaukee and the clam plate. I know that clam had a gearbox in the past that would help with that but seems they no longer offer it. will I tear up my drill with the bigger auger? I have two 9 amp batteries  and double the torque now too so I'm figuring a few  extra holes compared to the five amps and 650inc pounds I had for the previous drill setup.

Suggestions? thoughts? other than getting a gas auger, cuz that isn't happening.

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Borch

For the 8 inch I've heard best result eith the Nils.

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Surface Tension

 You've already invested in the 9 Ah batteries, picking up a Milwaukee Mud Mixer or 2704 bare tool will get you more torque.
  Pair that with a 8" Nils and because of the thicker ice look for the 8" with the longer shaft.

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monstermoose78

You can order the plate with the gear box and it helps a ton with the 8 inch auger. 

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Borch

That mud mixer looks sweet!

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shaneD

Thanks!

 

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On 1/21/2018 at 7:24 AM, Surface Tension said:

 You've already invested in the 9 Ah batteries, picking up a Milwaukee Mud Mixer or 2704 bare tool will get you more torque.
  Pair that with a 8" Nils and because of the thicker ice look for the 8" with the longer shaft.

Got a Milwaukee Mud Mixer bare tool eBay new at $169.00 3 day free shipping on Tuesday. Put it on my Clam Plate. Use my 7" auger. No need for gear box on clam plate speed selection 200, 300, 400 & 550 on switch. Speed controlled by volt/current. 7" ran best at 300 on 2ah battery. 6 holes & still had 1.5 bars. At 400 killed battery on 4th hole. Love the reverse to clean out holes. This thing is awsome. 5ah battery arriving Monday.

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