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Power drill ice auger, how do you like it?

Discussion in 'IceFishingMichigan.com' started by dafuzz89, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. dafuzz89

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    Out on the ice today. Ice is 6" to 8" thick. I see a lot of guys using the drill auger set up. If you have one let me know what you think, how much was it and what brand
     
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  2. Thirty pointer

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    Went out this morning with my son he has a clam adapter and milwaukee fuel drill i was impressed .
     
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  3. dafuzz89

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    Thx
     
  4. Diesel4mee

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    I just bought the normal non gear box calm plate and a Milwaukee drill this season. I bought a new sets of blades for my 8 inch mora and it cut very well. I was a good ten seconds faster then my buddy with a 6 inch Lazer through 8 inches of ice. I drilled probably 40 holes and didn't lose a bar on the battery.

    The trigger on the clam plat is odd as well as not being centered. But all worth it for not huffing and puffing drilling 8 inch holes all day
     
  5. William H Bonney

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    Clam plate is ridiculously, unnecessary.
     
  6. jancoe

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    Makita, 8" mora, clam plate. Will not go back to gas. I have 2 5ah and 2 4ah batts. Can drill around 120 holes in 17" ice. Fast..light...quiet..
     
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  7. Ranger Ray

    Ranger Ray Smells like, Victory! Premium Member

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    K-Drill and Milwaukee Fuel Hammer Drill. Think I paid right around $180 for each. Works great.
     
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    do a search. Thousand posts on the topic.
     
  9. motocross269

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    I would argue that point... I have a K drill and Dewalt setup with a Clam plate... The clam plate works awesome for keeping my expensive drill from getting banged around during transportation and after drilling keeps it out of the snow.. Also is safer and gives me more leverage when drilling...and it is just more insurance against my rig going down the hole.. For the extra couple of pounds and the 50 bucks I paid for the Clam plate it is well worth it.
    Since I went to this setup my 2 Eskimo gas augers haven't came off from the shelf...Maybe if I start fishing tip ups more and need bigger holes..
     
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  10. Duck-Hunter

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    Absolutely love mine. This is my third season with this setup. I sold my gas auger when I picked this up and haven't looked back.

    I agree that the Clam plate is pointless. It give you the handle of a gas auger. It's like throwing $50+ to the wind. Most of these drills come with a handle.

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    What adapter would you guys recommend for a mora? I believe it's a 6" or 8". Tired of hand drilling and i bought a dewalt with 2- 5ah batteries last summer. I wouldn't mind trying a adapter.
     
  12. dafuzz89

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    Strikemaster makes an adapter that fits both the Laser and Mora
     
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  13. Rscook

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    I just looked on Frank's website and says they carry an adapter for $25. Well worth $25 imo, going to pick one up next week.
     
  14. DirtySteve

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    I haven't bought one yet but there are machinists that make them and sell them on eBay for $20. They will make whatever you need.
     
  15. William H Bonney

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    Your dewalt doesn't have a handle?
    My drill just goes in my carry-all bag, never gets banged around.
    After holes are drilled, un-chuck the auger & put the drill in your bucket/bag/shanty.
    Countless options for auger safety going down the hole.