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dodger31

Ice augers

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dodger31    0
dodger31

The wife finally broke down and will let me buy a new auger this year. Any of you gentleman had any good/bad luck on the strike lite or 224 by Strikemaster? I have a couple of buddies with Jiffy Stealths and they seem to bog down a lot. Any thoughts?

Dodger31

Thanks for your help

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Northlander    72
Northlander

Go with the best and get a Nils Master. Super light, fast and long enough where I havent used a extention in 2 years.

Heck the hand auger is faster than some power augers.

I wouldnt get the 224 unless you re open a lot of holes. Extra blades are pricey. The 4 stroke is nice but who wants to worry about how you lay it down without oil leaking?

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bassNspear    0
bassNspear

Two words "Strike Master"

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Paul Waldowski    0
Paul Waldowski

Yep...two words.....

NILS MASTER - The fastest lightest 2 stroke auger currently on the market laugh.gif

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harvey lee    13
harvey lee

I had the joy of using a Nils one time and all I will say is it was the lightest,fastest,sweetest auger I have ever drilled holes with.Very nice unit. cool.gifcool.gif

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Heidi    0
Heidi

GREAT!!! I have enjoyed my Strikemaster. Light and fast.

Now I got to look at the Nils because of these posts. This unit could be better. Oh well, the kids can go to a VOTECH

instead.

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bassNspear    0
bassNspear

Il have to check them out as well. Whats the price on them?

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dodger31    0
dodger31

Thanks to everyone. They are pricey, but you usually get what you pay for on big ticket items like that. Bass'n Spear, they are pushing $500. I will definitely be checking out the Nils Master soon. Can't wait for hard water!

Dodger31

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Northlander    72
Northlander

Nils now offers a blade exchange and sharpening in house. $15 I was told.

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bassNspear    0
bassNspear

500, thats alot of money!! Going to have to ry and sell some more boats. Thanks Guys

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Northlander    72
Northlander

Look around on here I think they had a sale on them at one of the forum sponsors.

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bassNspear    0
bassNspear

Ill have to keep my eyes open and watch for a good deal.

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Down Deep    0
Down Deep

I've had a Strike Master for at least 10 years and I've hauled it around in the truck, on the snowmobile, banged it around and it is like the energizer ice bunny it keeps drilling and drilling and drilling. I'd buy another in a minute.

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Bobberboy    0
Bobberboy

Strike Master!! Value and quality in one machine. You can't say that about much these days!!

"Your Bobbers Down!"

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bass-o-matic    0
bass-o-matic

Strike Master hands down! Awesome unit, and even better customer service should you need anything!!!!

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ozzie    72
ozzie

Quote:

Strike Master hands down! Awesome unit, and even better customer service should you need anything!!!!


EXACTLY.......I love strikemster augers and their customer service!! I was there today getting blades and have them check something......they put a new cover on my auger, retuned it, added some carb cleaner, and changed my blades all for the price of the blade change. Always take care of me right on the spot. Great people!!!! Oh and the auger, my friends that have jiffy augers and have used mine all wish they had bought strikemaster or have bought strikemaster!!!!!!

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croixeyes    0
croixeyes

LaserMag since 94 tough as nails.It just runs...........

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tyler gilbert    0
tyler gilbert

Gotta love the strike masters.

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dodger31    0
dodger31

Northlander,

Thanks for the info on Nils Master. I ended up buying one and I am very happy with it. The blade is very sharp. and the hand auger handle is a good deal for early ice. I'm happy with my decision. Good fishin this winter!

Dodger

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Northlander    72
Northlander

Dodger31 you will love it. It will get better the more you break it in. I think mine hit top speed after about the 3rd or 4th tank of gas.

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fisherone1    0
fisherone1

I have to agree with the Strike Master! I have had mine for almost 17 years and have drill thousands of holes, and the only thing that has gone wrong with it was my fault! (I didnt stabilize the fuel and had to have the carb rebuilt). Matter of fact I just bought a new one this week at D-Rock in New Brighten. Extremly nice people that havent forgot the words "Customer Service"! Got the old one fixed for my boys when they want to borrow a auger! Ha ha!

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pegleg    1
pegleg

The only problem with Strikemaster is they keep coming out with new models and the new ones are better than the old. I have to buy the new one as soon as it comes out so now I have the 4 stroke and I won't buy another auger because you can't beat this one. No smoke in the fish house and quiet... It is great.

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steeplechaser2    1
steeplechaser2

STRIKE MASTER....I bought mine used four years ago for $125....runs like new, first pull starts, never had it freeze up.....we used it two years ago when it was -45 below at Rainy River....others are fancier or more expensive, but I'd save that cash for bait, beer, or women! grin.gif

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GRUMPY1    0
GRUMPY1

Has anyone ever been to one of Eddy's rental fish houses on Mille Lacs? I heard they use Husqvarna... I know Husqy makes great chain saws! I handled one of their ice augers, it seemed very comfortable.

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