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Electric Augers


ozzie

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ozzie

So now that there are many options out there, what are people thinking on the new electric augers?  I have been impressed with the drill attached augers that I have used this year and also the Strikemaster 40v electric auger.  For next year I will certainly be investing into one of these options as they are so powerful, quiet, and dont use gas!!!  I now have used a kdrill and Strikemaster drill attachments and both are nice but the strikemaster rips throught the ice faster than the kdrill IMO.  I love how I don't need to worry about gas spilling onto by ice suit and don't need to worry where the exhaust is!!  The one thing I found using a drill is they are very powerful and that you do not want to stop mid hole and try to restart as you may end up with a broken arm the way the thing grips!!!! (Lucky I didn't break my arm!)  It appears Millwaukee and Dewalt are the most common Drills I have seen used for the auger attachments.  I am leaning towards a drill attachment combo rather than one of the electric models as I just don't see the reason why I would go that route and have an auger that can only be used for an auger where the drill set up I still have a powerful drill to use on projects around the house.

 

What are some pro's and con's you all have come up with since using the electric augers and or the drill attachments augers opposed to a gas auger?

 

 

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yukontom

Love my Kdrill &  DeWalt, it dosn't smell up the Jeep when I haull it. The old Eskimo gas auger hangs in the shed.

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eyeguy 54

good point! no more stink or spilled gas in the vehicle! :)

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whateverisbiting
2 hours ago, Rick G said:

Only problem I have with using reverse is... the fish I catch, for whatever reason, like to hit the bottom of the ice, bringing up all the slush ... so I end up scooping it out anyway...lol

I like the reverse so much maybe i am a little overagressive...sometimes it comes back up another hole!

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Sold my gas auger after buying an Ion, and haven't used my Ion since buying a 8" k-drill, but keeping the ion for a back-up and drilling through very thick ice.  I use a Milwaukee 18v on the k-drill, gotta use the handle attachment for leverage.

 

 

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1 hour ago, DP said:

Sold my gas auger after buying an Ion, and haven't used my Ion since buying a 8" k-drill, but keeping the ion for a back-up and drilling through very thick ice.  I use a Milwaukee 18v on the k-drill, gotta use the handle attachment for leverage.

 

 

That k-drill/ m-18 combo is hard to beat imo... light and powerful

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PRO-V

Have the 40 volt Strikemaster 8". Besides the weight savings I don't have to keep it running when moving around drilling so it's safer. Also saves on my sore elbows not having to pull the recoil all the time.

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bobberineyes

I haven't tried the reverse trick yet for slush, but then again gives the wife something to do while I'm getting the rest set up. It's a great point on fumes and fuel in an SUV,  with portables now in a back pack I don't need my pickup on the ice, mamma's rig works just fine. Whatever auger and drill you choose ( if you go that route) will be just fine. Oh yeah,  my old jiffy is still here, picked up a new gas cap two years ago so might as well hold onto it. 😄

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ozzie

well i finally pulled the trigger and found a strikemaster lite flight 8" and will paired it with a milwaukee fuel m18 2804.  the set up came with 2 5amp batteries so hope that gets me what i need!  going to get out tomorrow and rip this around the lake and hopefully make swiss cheese of it!

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