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    Covid wiped out hitting Simcoe for perch in the spring. And between restrictions and ice to start the season, my usual book a hut twice a season very much in doubt. Then to, cabin fever and need to scratch itches has had me looking at picking up various things to get out a few times.

    Am having a tough time deciding which way to go for an auger. And I know after drilling holes through 10-12inch's manually. I ain't as young as I used to be. My arms are still sore after last weekend.
    Can't quite decide betwee
    Clam drill plate paired with a 6 inch Mora
    Eskimo Pitstol Drill
    K-Drill
    I am quite taken with the idea of shaving pounds out of the sled, so the leader there is the Pistol Drill. But they all seem better options than gas.

    Problem number 2 is most places are sold out of everything unless I go for a loooooong drive, when I could be fishing. I could cheap out for CTs Woods version but am leery. Last option is abuse my arms for the rest of this season which isn't a lot. Then pick up one of the three, next year when hopefully retailers have stock again.

    Curious how many are using any of them, and which ones

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    I have the clam plate powered by the 18v Milwaukee fuel 5 amp. Can drill through 40 ft of ice per battery I rarely ever need the second battery. That's with a 6 inch my buddy picked up 8 inch fin bore and it cuts like butter. That will be my next upgrade .

    The blades I haven't changed in 4 years ,what was once a year thing and with the 8 inch I was changing the blades twice a year to for ease of cutting by hand lol.


    Ps hut operations are still going good but have to be residents from the same house hold if you go . If you want to go with a friend you need 2 huts so you would have to pay the minimum for both huts if that's how they charge.

    This is my setup I keep it simple this is all I ever bring. 3 main items and the sled , bag , auger and finder . Keep it simple I move to much for a hut no point in bringing them I have had 4 huts and never use them . Picked up a sweet 8 man Pop up this summer and have yet to use it lol. Blame covid it was for my kid and I with the tournament's and for when we have a my dad and brother out so I'm sure it will get used next year maybe.



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    I have the clam drill adapter plate with a 20v Dewalt, with 4 ah batteries. It lasts all day....
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    If you already have a manual auger and a decent cordless drill, you only need an adapter to connect the drill to the auger, once you remove the auger handle. I made my own adapter, but you can buy them at CTC. I use a 20v 1/2" DeWalt drill that has no issue stalling out when drilling using the lowest speed setting. Just need to keep the battery from getting too cold.

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    X2 on the adaptor
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    Thanks guys,
    I have a manual but it’s older, a one piece . So if I go the clam route. It’s plate + auger.

    Kind of desperate to get out, break the cabin fever. So “time” is a factor.

    I was able to get my hands on a pistol bit. These things are feather light. I was shocked at how light when I first held it. Hopefully try it out this weekend somewhere for crappie or perch.

    I may still change to the clam adapter. They are sold out everywhere and used ones are too far. Time is of the essence with a short window/season this year.

    I think I also like the stability and flexibility of being able to change the auger. Have a 6 and 8 plus handles. Even with the extra 8-9 pounds

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    20v 4ah dewalt with a clam plate and finbore shaft good for about 20 or 24 holes in 14 inches of ice last weekend.nice and lite lots of power left at end of day

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick_iles View Post
    I have the clam drill adapter plate with a 20v Dewalt, with 4 ah batteries. It lasts all day....
    Exactly what I have, both work awesome
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    Took the pistol bit out this am. Didn’t have much time, just a quickie to scratch the itch.

    3 holes through about 12-14 inches. Maybe 20 seconds per hole. I think it weighs less than the drill and battery.

    I’ll say this much.
    Clam plate, K-Drill or Pistol bit. Beats the heck out of 30 pound gas auger, or $1,000 Ion.

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    Amazon has the Clam plate for $120

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