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K-drill or Nils?

Discussion in 'IceFishingMichigan.com' started by jsbowman, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. jsbowman

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    Looking to get a new auger to replace my old Mora. Will be using my cordless drill to drive the auger. Any thoughts on the K-drill or the Nils?
     
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    I have a Nils hand auger that I love. But the teeth on that K Drill looks mean.
    My question is, if your putting it on a drill, why not just get a less expensive laser?
     
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  5. jsbowman

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    Because I've hear the best reviews on the 2 I asked about. That's about it though.
     
  6. Mr Burgundy

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    If u go on YouTube the k-drill doesn't cut any faster than a nills fyi. They have done a few showdowns. Not saying it's true so take it at what it's worth. Also the manufacturer suggest using a Milwaukee fuel for the drill. Just some info for ya to consider

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    I cannot comment on the K-drill, but have been using a 6" Nils with Milwaukee Fuel drill and Clam plate for the past 2 seasons. That setup works great for me. I still carry the Nils crank handle with me in case of battery or drill failure, but have not had to use that. I cannot imagine going back to manual or gas auger.

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    If you are only fishing panfish I wouldnt go any bigger than 6" auger. Less cutting area=less battery usage.

    I have pulled 32" pike, 5 lbs bass, 15" crappie out of a 6" hole. Plenty big enough. The only time you need 8+" auger is for walleye.

    I have a Milwaukee Fuel paired with a Nils 6" and absolutely love that setup. I have a 3 and 4 amp battery. I drill 60+ holes every time I hit the ice. Rarely have to swap batteries. Especially down state(South East). The only time I almost ran out of juice was when we fished St Helen last year, 16-18" of ice. I plan on getting at least one 5 amp for this season.
     
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  9. Mr Burgundy

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    I use a ridgid hammer ,clam plate and a 5" auger... I still all kinds of holes and never had a problem.
     
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    I would go with the k-drill simply because it's cheaper to replace the blades.
     
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    Well, there's that. Except you never really need to replace the Nils head if you take reasonably good care of it. I get mine professionally sharpened once every 2 years or so. As long as you avoid opening old holes (cigarette butts, sawdust, candy wrappers, whoknowswhat) and drilling in areas where sand has blown onto the ice, one sharpening will probably go through 500+ ft of hard ice.

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    I was definitely taking that into consideration. I like to have a spare set of blades, because life happens.
     
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    The Nils is also 3#s heavier than the K-drill.
     
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    Also they sharpen your blades free of charge unless you’ve been drilling into rocks
     
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    What drill will u be using?