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Has anyone had problems with the new triple and 4 blades auger bits? I had the triple blade which was a nightmare so stikemaster exchanged it with no hassle for the new 10" 4 blade which I have had since Wensday. I went to drill some holes and right at the bottom layer it wants to jam. Pissed me off... It cuts super fast and smoooth until just before your going to break through it jams. Just wondering if anyone else is having these or similar problems?

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Try lifting the auger up a couple times, 5 inches or so when you get down that far, keep the motor running full blast. The problem might not be your auger itself, just chip buildup down in the hole. IF the ice is thicker than the flute is tall, those chips have no where to go and it will jam it up.

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Co-worker had the same problem with his Strikemaster. Don't recall what type of blade he has. Stuck in the ice twice and couldn't get it out. The last time it got bent up and Strikemaster replaced it ASAP. Good service. Not sure on the design though.

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I hear the same problem alot. It always seems to be with the Strikemasters. I have a Strikemaster with a single chipper blade and it gets hung up just before breaking through the ice. Maybe it's the brand. Anybody have anymore input to this problem? I know we're not the only ones that are getting P.O.ed at Strikemaster.

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I have a double blade 10" strike master and I never have any problems with it getting hung up. It is about 7 years old and still runs and cuts like a dream. Like Farley said when you get close to the bottom lift up to clear the ice chips from the bottom so you can cut through it. My soon to be father-in-law had a newer 3 blade strikemaster and we got that baby stuck pretty good in the ice. We had to chisel the ice around it to get it out. Strikemaster gave him a new auger in replace of that one.

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I'll give that a try and thanks for the advice! If it still seems to be a problem I'll go back to the old reliable double blade. I will say that strikemaster customer service is excellent...

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When you know your getting close to thru hold the auger at that depth and clear then slowly bring it thru at full rpms. I think they almost drill too fast"not a bad problem to have" but when it digs that quick the blades will hang up before cutting a smooth edge at the bottom of the hole. When this happens and you get the auger out clear the shaving with your scoop and look at the bottom of the hole. You will be able to see why it wedged up to atleast give you an idea whats happening.

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You're right Strikemaster's customer service has always been pretty good at answering any questions I've had. They claimed that maybe my blade was dull and that maybe the auger was bent. I know the blade is new and I can't tell that the auger is bent, it seems to run true. I do clear the ice in the hole and try to keep the revs up and lightly go through at the bottom. This seems to work better but it still hangs up a few times at the end of the cut. I guess my brother and I got them cheap, $100 closeout at Wally World. I would like to get a double blade, or more, model some day.

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I had the 3 blade red auger and strike master will be the first to tell you that they messed up in the design, I went through five augers in 2 years cant say enough about thier customer service. You are right strikemasters dont finish very well because the are a piling auger which means it makes a cute little pile of snow where a jiffy beast will throw the snow and ice 20 ft. simply clean your hole a couple of times when drilling and should solve your problem we doalso have bad ice this year with alot of refrozen slush which is not good for the augers.

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