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Power drill ice auger, how do you like it?

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

  1. msfcarp

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    Haven’t really ran a side by side comparison, I would guess not because you can feel the drill working harder with the K-Drill.


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  2. y2ba

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    I put my Dewalt/kdrill to the test this weekend. I’ve used it plenty, and it works great. This weekend i had 4 other guys with me on the bay and i drilled all the holes. I’ve been carrying 2 6ah 20/60 volt max batteries, and a 5ah. I cut 30 holes with the 5ah and a 8” kdrill in 14-16” of ice. It’s light, cuts fast and no gas to mix...couldn’t be happier. I’m confident in it now to only carry 2 batteries and leave the gasser at home. Only downfall I’ve run into is it won’t fit in my digger rack. Gonna fab something up quick here with a set of rhino grips. Not a fan of bungees holding expensive gear.
     
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  3. just afew

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    Do you like the mora set up better? I am at the point of switching to a drill set up but don't know if the k drill is the way I want to go. I have been watching it for years but i guess it has not fully convinced me, not enough to spend the money on it yet.
     
  4. Burksee

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    I've used others that my buddies have is what sold me on it and got mine from Frank's. I've only drilled a couple dozen holes with my rig but so far so good!
     
  5. y2ba

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    The ice master worked great for me. Just pay attention to the bungee. Mine broke and my auger ended up on the bottom. Managed to fish it out with a magnet....then bought a clam plate the next day.
     
  6. msfcarp

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    Not sure if I “like” the Mora set up better, they really are pretty equal as far as drilling. The Mora seems to be easier on the drill than the K-drill, I wanted the K-drill because imo the Mora blades dull easily, and are hard to sharpen yourself.

    Kind of nitpicking, their both great setups and I don’t foresee ever firing up my Jiffy ever again.


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  7. woodie slayer

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    who has the best price on a kdrill?
     
  8. y2ba

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    I found my 8” for 219$ free shipping...Glensoutdoors.com. I had it in 3 days
     
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  9. msfcarp

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    I believe I paid $219 at Franks, the price had dropped $20 in the couple weeks I was looking to buy. It was the last 8” on the floor at the time.


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    Correction, I paid $239 at Franks.


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  11. y2ba

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    Looks like that’s what Glens is asking now too. Keep your eyes peeled. Someone will be running a sale soon
     
  12. Bfalko

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    My buddy got a new Kdrill/Milwaukee 18v fuel set-up and is having a slight issue. Cutting holes in 11" of ice last weekend. About 3/4 through on each hole the drill stops. Release the trigger and start again and it continues through. This is with a fresh battery and from the first hole to the last. Anyone else experience this? Why might this be happening?
     
  13. Bfalko

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    My buddy got a new Kdrill/Milwaukee 18v fuel set-up and is having a slight issue. Cutting holes in 11" of ice last weekend. About 3/4 through on each hole the drill stops. Release the trigger and start again and it continues through. This is with a fresh battery and from the first hole to the last. Anyone else experience this? Why might this be happening?
     
  14. y2ba

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    Make sure he has it in drill mode and on the low setting. Other than that I’m no help. I think theses newer drills have a shutoff when they get too hot. Which model fuel does he have? That’s a lot of auger for a compact drill
     
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  15. Fishsmith85

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    You’ll want to clear the slush from the hole when drilling through thick ice. That slush creates a lot of resistance so just lift the auger while it’s still running and it’ll throw the slush out of the hole. Hope this helps.


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