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hoppsa

Last night i returned my second Strikemaster Mag 2000 since the end of Dec. Both had recoil problems. So i decided to go up to the laser mag. i have used a chipper blade since i started fishing. I like to move around a lot and drill a lot of holes. I drilled my first hole with the laser and could not believe how fast it cut. i like to try lots of new products a lot, and i have never been that impressed with a product. It made something that i wouldnt say that i like doing (drilling holes) to something that is all i want to do. I cant wait to get out there today to drill some more holes. I have only had it for one day but i would recommend anyone that has only used a chipper blade to try the cutting blades.

Good luck fishing

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Deadwood

I'll second that. I have one as well and it is like a hot knife in soft butter. The auger blades truly do all the work - it is effortless to punch a dozen holes, just hold the throttle open and hang on laugh.gif.

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harvey lee

Great to hear you got a good cutting auger. Makes life much easier. smile.gif

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Ears

Yes the laser does cut good on new ice, but i found it doesn't work so well trying to open old holes in a house. So I switched to the chipper blade and that works like a charm. Yeah, its a bit slower, but I needed the dual purpose.

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HDRIDER02

I USE A ESKIMO MAKO AND THAT RUNS A DUAL EDGE ON THEIR BLADES. I BOUGHT IT NEW 5 YEARS AGO AND I JUST CHANGED THE BLADES LAST WEEK. CUTS FAST AND ALOT LESS MONEY THAN OTHER BRANDS. GOOD LUCK AND BE CAREFUL.

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just a note if your old auger runs good,just buy the twin blade bottom and switch it over alot cheaper than a new auger,i think i paid about 75.00 3-4 years ago then you can use the old one to drill holes in the ground grin.gifgrin.gif

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planofslayer

Which lazer are you using the 2 blade or the 4 blade? I am thinking about buying the replacement auger to replace my single chipper auger. Which one is recommended the 2 or 4?

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Team Otter

I have the 2-blade Lazer Mag Express, 2 hp, 8". Great unit.

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2-blade 8inch works great,personally 4-blades?just more money an you'll have to replace those 4 blades sometime,more money.just replacing my blades for the first time since new,still cuts good just figure its time tongue.gif

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planofslayer

Thanks for the info! So where did you get your auger from? Strikemaster has them for $134 plus shipping. Must have went up since you bought yours. Inflation confused.gif

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local bait shop outside waterville,"frans"dont know that i can put the bait shops name on here,not being a sponser.but would shop around a little wink.gifmaybe they went up ,not sure

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clamtrap

thats where I got mine and if any thing happens he takes care of it, you get oil and a one gallon gas can with your buy and a great guy to talk to.when I bought mine the thing would not cut soft butter so I took it to him and he put brand new blades on and it cuts great, wouldn't get any thing but a lazer.

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Team Otter

You can name the bait shop.

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clamtrap

It's B&B's

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Team Otter

Thanks.

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engfish

We're always looking for someone who likes to drill holes...what are you doing this weekend grin.gif?

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planofslayer

Just outside of Waterville huh? Thanks for the info.

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planofslayer

Tried looking up B&B bait shop in waterville yellow pages but couldn't find it. Could you help me out?

Thanks,

Mike

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It's not in the yellow pages it's his home phone #

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youngie22

I swear by the ESKIMO brand... always starts and the dual blade rip through the ice...haven't found one yet that doesn't run well when maintained alittle

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BIG DS

Reel Fishing and Tackle in Madison Lake has them on hand.

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fran borst #507 362 8126 good luck hunting wink.gif

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planofslayer

Thanks to all!

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IceEyes

I just tested out a 4 stroke Strikemaster Strike Lite 8" this morning. 15 below and started on 2nd pull...after that it started on the 1st pull. Had to let it warm up a bit, but then it was impressive. Nice to carry at 23 lbs. and no smoke. Haven't tried it on re-drilling old holes yet though. Also I was amazed at how quiet it ran compared to my old strikemaster. I'll have a chance to put it to the test against a couple other strikemasters in the coming weeks and see it does speed wise against the lazer, and 3 blade (which I don't think is made anymore).

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I just tested out a 4 stroke Strikemaster Strike Lite 8" this morning. 15 below and started on 2nd pull...after that it started on the 1st pull. Had to let it warm up a bit, but then it was impressive. Nice to carry at 23 lbs. and no smoke. Haven't tried it on re-drilling old holes yet though. Also I was amazed at how quiet it ran compared to my old strikemaster. I'll have a chance to put it to the test against a couple other strikemasters in the coming weeks and see it does speed wise against the lazer, and 3 blade (which I don't think is made anymore).

IceEyes


I am picking one of these up on saturday- thanks so much for the review. I am looking forward to using it, light as a feather in the store. I notice Gander has a sign in their place showing all the augers they carry, including their weights. The Jiffys are all over 40 lbs. I have always heard also that the Jiffys are a tad on the cold-blooded side, any elaborations on that?

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