Being careless, I left my hand auger by the truck when we went out fishing. When I realized the hand auger wasn't with me, went back to the truck and auger was gone. Hated to lose it as I've had the auger for over 30 years(wife had bought it for me). Had lots of good trips with it. Was an old Normark auger(no longer made) with an orange drill. To make matters worse I had just paid $30 to have three sets of auger blades sharpened and it was cutting like new. Plus I've been getting on my son heavy for all the things he's losing lately and now I lose the auger---Wife is giving some grief now--"the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" routine. Guess I'm in the market for a new one---auger that is. By the way my son and I ended up with 60 perch and 9 gills for the day's fishing. Perch we kept were between 8-10". Gills were only about 7". Have yet to ever catch a gill 8" there. Good day of fishing ruined by the loss of the auger. Anyone out there know of a old Normark auger their looking to get rid of let me know.