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    I have the Jiffy SD60i and it cuts holes extremely fast. My complaints: lots of plastic, the bolts loosen quickly and need to be tightened frequently if you don't use lock-tight. I don't have an issue with it firing up in the cold - just make sure you prime the engine well and it fires right up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 400bigbear View Post
    Sounds like you need to tweek your high speed jet a tad , Steve . And use Amsoil sabre at 100-1 and she will fire right up . Over 15 years and mines still barking and growling on any cold frosty morning within three pulls of the cord .

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    I have a 12 year old Jiffy 2hp with a Tecumseh on it, 8". It has been outstanding. Nice and light. Lighter than any electric or propane model now. Starts within 2 pulls. I've always run Stihl premium oil with premium Shell gas (no ethanol). I add Yammalube to the tank, and always make sure it gets Stabil run through it for summer. I get new fuel after 2 months. My only complaint - the gas cap is about as useful as teats on a boar-pig. It leaks unless you put a piece of plastic underneath the cap. This may be OK on the new ones.

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    looks like jiffy is the winner lol

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    Who is the engine manufacturer that is being used on the new Jiffy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neto View Post
    I have a jiffy SD60i I picked up rebuilt at CT. this will be its second season with me and so far it's done well. From what I have read the only blades you can shar
    You can re sharpen any blade that has been sharpened before ! Lol bring your auger knives drill bits saws
    to my shop and we make em cut lol

    my eskimo z51 running premium fuel stihl oil with gas line antifreeze works very well, it cuts quicker than any auger on my lake but I also sharpen my blades anytime they need it lol that being said the viper motor is definately a cheap chineese product and in cold weather it takes a few seconds for the clutch to engage after warm up.

    i would love to put a honda motor / power head on it. Strike master augers impress me. Not sold in the whole battery things or propane. We see how they hold up after 20 years on the ice.


    ps, my backup augers a 25 year old jiffy works well except as others say they leak has and are a tank to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster29/66 View Post
    You can re sharpen any blade that has been sharpened before ! Lol bring your auger knives drill bits saws
    to my shop and we make em cut lol

    my eskimo z51 running premium fuel stihl oil with gas line antifreeze works very well, it cuts quicker than any auger on my lake but I also sharpen my blades anytime they need it lol that being said the viper motor is definately a cheap chineese product and in cold weather it takes a few seconds for the clutch to engage after warm up.

    i would love to put a honda motor / power head on it. Strike master augers impress me. Not sold in the whole battery things or propane. We see how they hold up after 20 years on the ice.


    ps, my backup augers a 25 year old jiffy works well except as others say they leak has and are a tank to use.
    i have the Strikemaster Honda, and 2 other guys I know as well. We all had to do a little fine tuning out of the box, Honda has them idled down too low from the factory, even when warmed up they would die after letting off the throttle when hole was drilled. Seems to go forever on a tank of fuel.

    Also have the 15 year old 3hp Jiffy 10" on standby or if the black fies get bad out on the lake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster29/66 View Post
    You can re sharpen any blade that has been sharpened before ! Lol bring your auger knives drill bits saws
    to my shop and we make em cut lol

    my eskimo z51 running premium fuel stihl oil with gas line antifreeze works very well, it cuts quicker than any auger on my lake but I also sharpen my blades anytime they need it lol that being said the viper motor is definately a cheap chineese product and in cold weather it takes a few seconds for the clutch to engage after warm up.

    i would love to put a honda motor / power head on it. Strike master augers impress me. Not sold in the whole battery things or propane. We see how they hold up after 20 years on the ice.


    ps, my backup augers a 25 year old jiffy works well except as others say they leak has and are a tank to use.
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    if interested I have a brand new still in the box never had gas in it , jiffy 30 10 inch 85 cc 3 hp auger for sale asking 450

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    My 10" Jiffy Propane is Awesome! Love it!

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