New auger search - bye bye gas

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  1. sureshot006

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    Thats a good thing to bring up to others. If I were drilling ice anchors in, I would suggest to others not using a clam plate because the drill is secured and it would be a pain to go back and forth.
     
  2. Petoskey

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    Looking into getting a 24v or 40v Strikemaster auger. I've heard great things about the 40v and a friend of mine swears by it. Has anyone had the 24v? It's a newer model and haven't really seen many reviews so far. The newer generation Ion augers are supposed to be a little bit better and they have anchor adapters which would be handy. Thinking I might just get the 40v or 24v and use a cheaper Harbor Freight drill I have for anchoring..
     
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    To clarify.. I meant the new generation Ions are better than the previous ones, not than the Strikemasters.. have heard it's toss up between the two but I'm leaning more toward a Strikemaster
     
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    I'm not going electric yet, but my 2-stroke Strikemaster and my Lazer arm-powered augers have served me well over the years. If I was buying, they would get my business again.
     
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    Welp, I picked up the 24v Strikemaster for a steal. Will post a review once we finally get some ice!
     
  6. thill

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    I ordered a Milwaukee fuel brushless drill and a clam auger plate. I figured I might as well utilize the 8" lazer hand auger I already own. Looking forward to giving this set up a try.
    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
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  7. sureshot006

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    You'll likely want an extension with the lazer. The auger itself is quite short without the manual crank handle.
     
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    I dont mention the extension just for thick ice, but also ergonomics. Its just nicer to mostly stand up straight. I have been in situations where the extension was necessary just to get through too though.
     
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    Good point captain! Same fur the K-drill gona order extensions for the k-drill and lazer lite flight.just makes life easier on de ole body and back eh;)
     
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    Yeah but you're what, 7 ft tall lol
     
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    Naw captain only 6'5 lol dat k-drill is supper fackin short! orderd 2 extensions.no man should be on his knees drilling a hole out,well knot dat kind of hole anyhow:0 lmfao
     
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    Lmao nice
     
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  13. bheary

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    Strikemaster. The cost of a drill and auger is almost the same

    Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
     
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    I just took a look...you're not kidding!
     
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    Yeah the handle is pretty long so I didn't even think about it until I used it the first time.
     
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