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Pros and cons of electric auger #337
10/20/2016 07:03 PM
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Hello, First In no way is my intention to knock any brand I think they all are pretty good. I have been using a 6 inch Nils with a cordless drill works good. I have a power auger that is a 8 inch auger. I have back issues when it hits the end of the hole it jars me sometimes and hurts me. What are the differences in say a Ion verse a k drill etc. I kind of want to sell the power one while its worth something. Would I be happy with just a power hand drill. I really like how light they are. I might need a better hand drill. I do run and gun. Mostly panfish with a few eyes. I remember Genz saying one time a 6 inch hole is perfect. What are your thought's. I want just what works best for you. Thanks so much really like across the ice belt.

Re: Pros and cons of electric auger [Re: mrpike1973] #341
10/21/2016 08:33 AM
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In my opinion there's noting on the market that even comes close to the IceGator.

Re: Pros and cons of electric auger [Re: mrpike1973] #342
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I've got two seasons on the 6" K drill and love it. IMO it's a total game changer. Whenever a bunch of us go fishing I'm the only one that brings an auger anymore. I've used an ION once or twice. Great auger but heavy and the batteries are expensive. I'm using the Milwaukee M18 Fuel drill with my k drill and it's a perfect combo.

Re: Pros and cons of electric auger [Re: mrpike1973] #351
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I have a strikemaster lithium lazer and absolutely love it. It powers through ice with no problem and we have cut Over 100' of ice on a single charge

Re: Pros and cons of electric auger [Re: mrpike1973] #369
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I'm a big fan of the Clam drill conversion auger with a Dewalt 20v XR. This thing is light, fast and reliable.

Re: Pros and cons of electric auger [Re: mrpike1973] #384
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I starting using the clam conversion with an eight" nils. Cuts like butter. We didn't have really thick ice last year as it was unusually warm. I could easily drill 40 holes a day. It's a light and nimble set up with out the torque or twisting of a gas auger. I usually bring 2 battery packs for the day.

Re: Pros and cons of electric auger [Re: mrpike1973] #387
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I rock the Milwaukee M18 Fuel along with a 6" Kdrill. I absolutely love how lightweight the setup is. I am hole hopping 90% of the time and its so nice to be able to carry the Vexilar in one hand and the auger in another. Lifetime blade sharpening, lightweight, amazing customer service, drills fast and easy, reopen old holes, switch on reverse to flush slush out of the hole....Nothing but positive remarks on the Kdrill. You wont be dissapointed


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Re: Pros and cons of electric auger [Re: mrpike1973] #390
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I got the clam conversion kit and 6inch auger late last winter. Set up with a Milwauke fuel m-18 1/2 inch hammer drill. It worked flawlessly on the late season ice. Have to see how it works on fresh ice this winter. It is light to carry and the center blade makes it seem safer as it reduces auger slide at first cutting a hole. Here in Nebraska with little Ice over a foot most times it should be the bomb. It does seem a bit short and will be getting an extension so it fits my height a bit better.

Re: Pros and cons of electric auger [Re: mrpike1973] #394
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I just sold my power auger and got the k drill. Wow does that look cool. Maineicefisha is that 40 holes per battery?. Keeping the Nils as back up just in case I need a handle.

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I just ordered the new model Clam Drill Plate and the new Milwaukee 9.0 battery for my K-Drill. Should make an already fantastic product even better! At least that's what I tell myself when I buy stuff I don't need.

Re: Pros and cons of electric auger [Re: Stratocasterdave] #404
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it's really heavy

Re: Pros and cons of electric auger [Re: Ripalip] #408
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Thats the same drill I run. Couldn't be happier!!

Re: Pros and cons of electric auger [Re: mrpike1973] #417
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I got the Clam conversion kit last season and ended up using it exclusively on nearly every trip when I wasn't targeting walleye or lake trout. Paired with my DeWalt model 790 20v drill, I drilled hundreds of holes last season and never once needed to change out batteries while I was on the ice. It is extremely lightweight, but drills seamlessly through the ice. I used it from 4" of ice to 2' of ice all winter. I would highly recommend giving it a shot!

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Will the clam drill plate connect to a Nils convertible auger?

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The weight is the biggest issue as I get older ! The K-Drill was the answer! This will be my second season and it truly is a game changer!

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Have the Milwaukee 1/2" drill, thinking about the K Drill, but wondering for the guys that use the regular augers - which brand do you think is best/easiest to match with the clam plate? Not sure which way to go with the auger bit.


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