old lazer auger
12/17/14 @ 10:16 AM
12/23/14 @ 11:10 PM
They are at least two different mfg of ice auger adapters that work with a threaded as well as the bolted adapters for the lazer ,not sure but ice KIcker makes 3 models one is just bolt and one is bolt or thread last one is geared so you can use a bigger auger they cost 4 times what the first 2 mentioned does ,are listed on e bay average price for threaded model is under 25 delivered,I don't recall the name of of the other one that is threaded but they go for about 30 around here. but that one comes with a disk drilled out for a bungee so you don't loose your auger
12/18/14 @ 6:07 AM
My old laser is over 20 years old and yes it is 2 piece. You can see where the plated crank piece screws into the black auger part. But you probably won't get it apart without a torch, and it wouldn't mate with the drill adapter. I don't know if there was a one piece version before mine.
The old laser is about 6 inches longer and quite a bit heavier than the current ones. The blade guard less aggravating too.
12/17/14 @ 4:23 PM
12/17/14 @ 10:48 AM
They are welded. So no. You would have to saw below the weld and drill your own hole for a bolt and nut. You could then drill a hole through what's left of the handle to make it a hand auger again. I just bought a new eskimo for my drill. And leave the old trusty lazer as is.