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Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby Wamiaakai » Nov Wed 27, 2019 8:14 am

Who is running one. What drill and auger https://drilling-it.com/best-ice-auger-drills-reviews/ are you using and what's your performance? I went with a Rockwell 20v drill with a Canadian tire $80 subzero hand crank auger. Works pretty darn good and saved some coin. Most holes I got punched out were 7 by myself the one day, with battery life to spare.
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Re: Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby Phil6 » Nov Wed 27, 2019 9:34 am

Looks like that Rockwell 20v only has 530inlbs of torque, obviously it depends on the auger size and other variables, but people recommend using a drill with 800+in/lbs of torque for drilling holes. 5Ah batteries are also usually recommended for anyone drilling 10+ holes in a day. The most popular selection on the ice fishing forums tends to be the 1200ftlb M18 Milwaukee 1/2 Drill/Driver or the Dewalt offering of the same similar spec drill. The bare drills can usually be had for ~$100, batteries will run it up to ~$200


One big complaint people have with house brand drills (like from harbor freight) is the battery life in the cold compared to Milwaukee or Dewalt
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Re: Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby SmalliesNEyes » Nov Wed 27, 2019 11:10 am

Milwaukee M18 Fuel hammer drill, as indicated by Phil with two 5ah batteries, and both a 5 and 7 inch Mora with sharpened blades every two seasons. I've popped 50+ 7 inch holes on a single battery and never depleted it below about 50%. The 50+ holes were through 8-10 inches of ice, for reference. I've never even had to put the second battery in the drill during an outing(though I obviously rotate them). And I leave it sitting outside in the cold for the most part, also. I also don't typically fish for extremely long periods on the ice. I'll go out from like 6am-1pm, or do short afternoon outings from like 12pm-5pm. The 50+ hole day was my longest day last year, and was about 12 hours on the ice, from about 6am-6pm. Everything gets charged as soon as I'm back at the house. For under $250 for the entire setup, you can't really go wrong, IMO. I watched out all last year for deals on that drill, and eventually Home Depot offered it for $229, I believe. May have been cheaper. Drill, two 5.0AH batteries, charger, and hard case.
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Re: Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby Phil6 » Nov Wed 27, 2019 11:20 am

I forgot Rigid has a very popular drill, I would say 1-Milwuakee, 2-Rigid 3-Dewalt
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Re: Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby catchafew » Nov Wed 27, 2019 12:19 pm

Phil6 wrote:The most popular selection on the ice fishing forums tends to be the 1200ftlb M18 Milwaukee 1/2 Drill/Driver
x2. I'm very happy with mine so far and I'm getting I'm guessing 20 8" holes on one 5ah battery through 16" to 20" of ice.
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Postby Aux Pleins » Nov Wed 27, 2019 3:53 pm

Milwaukee, what else...

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Postby catchafew » Nov Wed 27, 2019 8:03 pm

I hope I don't cause some folks to get upset but imo those dedicated 40v ice augers are way too heavy at 24 to 27 pounds. I'm at 10 pounds with my 8" K-Drill (awesome so far) and my Milwaukee drill and it's a breeze to drag around the ice.
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Postby SmalliesNEyes » Nov Wed 27, 2019 8:38 pm

catchafew wrote:I hope I don't cause some folks to get upset but imo those dedicated 40v ice augers are way too heavy at 24 to 27 pounds. I'm at 10 pounds with my 8" K-Drill (awesome so far) and my Milwaukee drill and it's a breeze to drag around the ice.


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Postby billebob5 » Nov Wed 27, 2019 10:50 pm

Milwaukee fuel and KDrill 8” eats ice like my soon to be ex wife eats dicks.
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Postby Woohoodude11 » Dec Sun 01, 2019 11:11 am

billebob5 wrote:Milwaukee fuel and KDrill 8” eats ice like my soon to be ex wife eats dicks.
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Postby Aux Pleins » Dec Sun 01, 2019 11:54 am

billebob5 wrote:Milwaukee fuel and KDrill 8” eats ice like my soon to be ex wife eats dicks.


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Postby Phil6 » Dec Mon 02, 2019 10:53 am

billebob5 wrote:Milwaukee fuel and KDrill 8” eats ice like my soon to be ex wife eats dicks.



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Re: Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby robertob » Feb Wed 05, 2020 9:34 am

There are many different styles of ice augers to choose from. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks, and the best auger for one angler may not be the best choice for another. Learn about the different types of ice augers to figure out which will work best for your ice fishing needs.
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Re: Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby Phil6 » Feb Wed 05, 2020 9:52 am

robertob wrote:There are many different styles of ice augers to choose from. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks, and the best auger for one angler may not be the best choice for another. Learn about the different types of ice augers to figure out which will work best for your ice fishing needs.



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Re: Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby DasGoby » Feb Wed 05, 2020 12:04 pm

Saw this pretty good video review of 3 electric augers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u3ZIv8z16o

Unfortunately, it doesn't include the KDrill combo but I think the Jiffy drilling performance shown in the video is pretty similar to what I experienced using the KDrill.

The lighter Gen 2 ION looks really cool but man, I can't justify $700 for a drill.
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Re: Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby Phil6 » Feb Wed 05, 2020 12:47 pm

After having some experience with the 2804 I can comfortably say its incredible. Hole hoping has never been easier. Only upgrade I could see myself making would be one of the lightweight plastic-flighted augers. Not an issue right now, something to consider when I work through my 3 sets of nero blades :roll:
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Re: Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby Cranked » Feb Wed 05, 2020 10:09 pm

billebob5 wrote:Milwaukee fuel and KDrill 8” eats ice like my soon to be ex wife eats dicks.


What's her number?
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Re: Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby SmalliesNEyes » Feb Wed 05, 2020 11:16 pm

Cranked wrote:
billebob5 wrote:Milwaukee fuel and KDrill 8” eats ice like my soon to be ex wife eats dicks.


What's her number?


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Re: Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby leslietomb95 » Mar Fri 20, 2020 2:36 am

Ice Auger drill was one of my best experiences. These reviews meet my expectations. It just does the job easily in reefer container. I would suggest everyone go for Ice Auger drills.
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Re: Cordless drill auger set ups.

Postby RonG » Mar Fri 20, 2020 3:03 am

Leslie, don't be dumb. Everyone knows there's no need for an Ice Auger Drill in Vegas except for in Disney's Frozen, the Musical. Hop back into your reefer container. I refuse to click on the link of a cheap seductress.
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