Nils auger blade help!
So I took it out today and man did she cut nice. I did not have the hang up issue like I did last weekend. But ofcourse the ice is nice and mushy right now so I'm leaning towards dull blades maybe? The only thing is it would shake and runout a lot when I was breaking through the holes. It didn't happen on every hole but the majority it did.
I just don't see how the blades could have gotten so dull so quick
Either way I'll be sending it to Frank in a few weeks seeing as the season is almost done!
Thanks again for the replies and see you on the open water!
If you think it needs sharpening it will, I had the same problem with my non pp head, It would cut 2" or so then wonder all over till I put pressure on it, which I never had to do, when I looked closer at the head the last 1 1/2"-2" was dull as a penny, happened traveling across Winnebago the head cover came off and must have touched/hit something !
Do a search on iceshanty.com and you might find some insight on putting an edge on a Nils blade yourself. I haven't come across anything that details if you can do it yourself or not but I haven't looked very hard. A good friend has had a Nils for about 7 years and when he bought it he contacted a guy in Minnesota who is certified to sharpen the blades and was told that unless the user runs it through dirty ice, bangs the blade on something to bend them, or runs it into something like a rock, the bottom of a lake/river, or a chunk of wood they shouldn't need sharpening until around 5000 holes. It's an exceptional auger but they are not for a guy who is used to banging the blades of an auger into stuff.