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    Got out for the first time today. Fishing was crap but the auger worked great. Ice in front of Collins (Long Point Bay) was 8" father out and 6" closer. Started out at the 8" and I drilled 2 holes in less than 30 seconds. A fellow came over and asked to borrow it (guess he forgot his) and he drilled 4 holes in less than a minute. I have a Milwaukee 18V Fuel and a 6" auger, which is plenty for the bay. I moved around a few times and with the borrower drilled 12 holes. When I got home the battery still had full bars. If the ice gets a lot thicker I may need to look into an extension. Overall very happy with this setup. TC

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    Nice !!
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    cant go wrong will brushless milwaukee or dewault .

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    I have a similar set up, with the Clam drill plate. Word of caution when lending your rig, Make sure to tell them not to bang the auger on the ice when starting the hole. Doing that will screw up the angles of your blades, greatly reducing the augers cutting rate….
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick_iles View Post
    I have a similar set up, with the Clam drill plate. Word of caution when lending your rig, Make sure to tell them not to bang the auger on the ice when starting the hole. Doing that will screw up the angles of your blades, greatly reducing the augers cutting rate….
    I agree about the dangers of lending an auger.
    I won't do it but will cut a hole for them.




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    I think its time to get myself a Drill to use with mine too. I use a hand Auger now, my shoulders hurt from the weekend still lol

    what Drill do you guys recommend ? Do I need a hammer drill ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ata83 View Post
    I think its time to get myself a Drill to use with mine too. I use a hand Auger now, my shoulders hurt from the weekend still lol

    what Drill do you guys recommend ? Do I need a hammer drill ?
    No hammer drill. I have a brushless Dewalt 20v that works fine. I have the Clam adapter and 5 inch Lazer auger…..
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    Thank you Rick, I have the 8" Skimo Hand auger, looks like the clam adapter should connect to it. will order one today.
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    Used it again today, works great. I have a Milwaukee Fuel 20v and it has lots of power. I've drilled maybe 20 holes with it through 12" ice and the battery still has all of it's bars. In use I just toggle the drill until the blades start to cut in and then give it hell. 12" of ice in less than 10 seconds. TC

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