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tbreuhl

Drill Bit for your Hand Auger?????????

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tbreuhl

Has anyone tried one of the those adapters you buy for your hand auger? One end is for your battery powered drill and the other for your old hand auger. Does it actually work - have enough torque, does your battery last about 4 inches on the first hole, etc...??????? Thinking about trying it but thought I would ask you all first!!!!!!

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Northlander

They work but I would just get a good gas auger. They dont last long and cutting ice will kill a drill.

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Papa Woodie

They sell them "online" but i don't think any of our sponsors sell them. Auctions always have 'em for sale.

I have seen them used. You need no less than a 19V drill, and you should have atleast 2 batteries fully charged at all time. I have only seen it used with less than a foot of ice. Not to sure how it would work with more than a foot.

Real neat attachment...but like northlander said, gas/hand auger will work much better and you never have to worry about running out of power!

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Pro37

I usually weigh in on this every year. I've used the drill with the hand auger exclusively for a couple years. Yes, you do need a 19.2V drill from our friends at Sears. I carry 4 batteries and the drill in a little cooler to keep them warm.

If your auger is sharp, you can usually go through the ice faster than a gas auger. At 24 inches of ice, the drill is a close 2nd place. With ice 10" thick, it takes maybe 8-10 seconds at to blast through it. The auger will work through ice up to 3 feet thick.. no BS. Keep in mind that thick ice will drain the battery faster. Two nights ago, I drilled 10 holes through 10 inches of ice on one battery and it wasn't dead yet.

No smelly gas, no loud noises, its lite, very portable, and better for the environment. Your call but it works. I can give you a demo anytime I'm out there.

That my $.02

Pro

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tcbrookston

Ok, does anyone know where to get one? It sounds like it would work great inside a house. Even better with the generator running.

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Surface Tension

Try the area bait shops or Gander.

Wouldn't be too hard to make on either. Coupler, bolt and some grinding to reduce the bolt dia and shaping to a hex. Don't forget a disc to stop the auger in case the whole works falls off.

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Pro37

I forgot to mention a few things about making the drill/auger work for you:

(a) drill must be set to LOW. If you try to use it on high the blade will jump out of the hole and it will also burn up the drill motor.

(B) move the torque setting all the way up to just under the drilling indicator. On mine that's like 21. If you dont do this you of course will notice immediately that it wont cut anything. smile.gif

© dont cover the drill vents with your gloves. The motor will overheat and melt.

(d) try to drill as close to a 90 degree angle to the ice. You and your drill will have a tougher time if the auger is slanted in any way.

(e) Keep in mind that the drill will throw ice in all directions as it first cuts through the ice. Not sure if that would mess up your ice house or not.

(f) Lastly and most importantly: use FULL power everytime you use the drill. Squeeze the trigger all the way in until you reach bottom. Hang on tight or it will rip right out of your hands.

Ok, that's more like $.10 worth of input but having made all of the mistakes above, I felt I should share those.

Pro

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LoonASea

Wear ice cleats!!!! ,,as it may throw you in a tail spin on this smooth slippery ice

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