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Thread: Ice augers ? What you guys using jiffy vs eskimo

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTCAST View Post
    40V ION, used it last weekend and it's the cats , never go back to a gas auger again.....was on sale CT 2weeks ago for $499
    I wish I had seen this when the sale was on. I am looking to get one for next season

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    I have a Jiffy series "70 " with a 9"auger that I would like to sell . Comes with an extra set of blades , selling because it is getting too heavy for me to carry from the cottage to the lake , looking to get a lighter one .

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    I have a Rapala Nitro.
    Great auger, but rheir aftermarket replacement part replacement sucks ... 3 1/2 weeks to get a replacement throttle lever, and turned out the lever was actually an Eskimo replacement part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzlygreig View Post
    .... My jiffys over 20 years old and has cut over 2000 holes... No bull. That should say it all
    Mine too. Finally had to change the plug and put a carb kit in it this year LOL.....its been everywhere and drilled so many holes, never once let me down until this year. Doesn't owe me a cent.

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    ION, hands down no gas, no leaks, no worries

    hoping that the foreigners on Simcoe all buy one for next years season.. if they are going to set up 20 feet beside you at least they can be quiet about it!
    Rippin' Lips!

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    I have an 8" Eskimo like this https://under-the-open-sky.com/best-ice-augers/ and have never had any problems with it. It is bombproof in my opinion.
    I also have a jiffy 10 " and I like it also. I did have to adjust the carb on it to get it to run right.It is a lot faster though.
    One thing that I like about the Eskimo is that engine parts are more protected. With the Jiffy Iit is more prone to getting ice/snow up underneath the engine when transporting in the sled behind the snommachine and causing the throttle and other stuff to have to be thawed.
    This is not a problem if I bring my covered ice shanty and haul it in the sled base for the shanty.
    Also whatever brand you buy be sure there is a local supply of parts. I would hate to have to special order spare blades or an extension shaft mid season.
    Most Augers are fairly easy to break down with an allen wrench. Only have one bolt to remove. My Jiffy came with a rubber wrench holder on the handle so it is always handy.
    I would recommend at least 2 hp for general use.
    Last edited by Dynumi; November 6th, 2018 at 03:41 AM.

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    I have a Jiffy 30, 10". As Fenelon said, Stihl oil and Shell premium fuel, also use Sea Foam and marine stabilizer in the fuel immediately after I buy it. Never had a problem starting. I use this system for all my motors. I broke the pull start once while fishing. I removed the pull start and used the rope directly on the top of the engine. I replaced it with a discarded lawnmower pull start later (free). Also, fog the engine properly. Hope this helps.

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    I’ve had the jiffy 10” propane since it came out and never had an issue

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    I got an eskimo 43cc last year. Only used it a few times but have had no problems with it. I used Truefuel in it too.

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    Strikemaster, love it, no issues.

    "Hold my beer and watch this"

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