Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
addicted

auger not cutting

8 posts in this topic

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)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The blades could be upside down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hunt4food, right on about the shims.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Cret Jigs
          Probably fishing Blue Lake ... or green lake, I have caught my biggest crappies around Opening weekend.  Might give a cast or three for some walleyes but love to fish Bass now, super fun catching those big ones!!   I am mostly a catch n release guy but like a good pan fish meal and looking at getting a smoker!!  Bass ... always catch n release, especially in our metro lakes to keep fishing good.  Was shocked how many people were keeping bass in a local small lake last fall!!  Doesn't take long to wipe out a small body of water.  Some fisherman think they have to keep everything they catch!!  most phones have a good camera on them ... take a pic and release for good fishing future.   Again, its OK to have a meal ... just know what, where, and your species of fish and how spawn and body of water applies to the lake size, ect...    Cret
    • kayakfisherman
      Thanks, I'm excited about it too. I've fished those lakes and know for a fact that the existing maps are at best incomplete, and occasionally plain wrong. So I'm really looking forward to seeing what the data shows. 
    • kayakfisherman
      Not sure about KAXE , but WEVE from Virginia comes in. They are so bad, they are almost good! Their tag line was "Not too hard, and not too soft" to which I add "and not too good" If you want to hear schmaltzy drek from the 80's then tune in. 
    • Stick in Mud
      Very cool project.  I just got back from up there, and I'll be up again on another solo the first week of May.  I'll check back if I decide to enter near Ely.  
    • Cret Jigs
      Eyeguy - what size weight are you using at the Miss?  Are you using a bullet weight and a worm hook to hold your crawler?   Cret