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my brotherinlaw changed the blade on my hand auger, when I went out last night it wouldnt cut , any suggestions??? (Thank god my buddy had his)

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Don't let your brother-in-law touch you auger. wink.gif

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Amen! Thank god my gas auger is still in the rafters!!!

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Did he put them on right. My nephews did the same thing.

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The blades could be upside down.

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My old hand auger used to have small shims underneath the blades to angle the blades correctly. Once, I misplaced the shims and put the sharpened blades on anyway. It cut lousy. Once I replaced the shims, I was back in business. If you lost the shims, they were really nothing more than thin metal. You could cut a couple of 1/4" wide strips it of a beer can and it would probably do the same thing. I think the shims were designed to angle the blade towards the ice meaning a sharper angel, not a flatter angle. I hope that helps!

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hunt4food, right on about the shims.

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I also agree, it got put back on upside down! Easy fix though!

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