Opinion on cordless drill auger

12/31/15 @ 3:10 PM
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quacktalk
quacktalk
USER since 12/13/12
Was thinking about getting an auger and adapter, but wanted some input on how well they work.
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12/13/17 @ 11:53 AM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02

As indicated below, when buying the Milwaukee M18 Fuel make sure you are the 1200 ft/lbs of torque model and not the compact with only 500.

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12/13/17 @ 9:30 AM
baconsbaits
baconsbaits
USER since 1/12/09

I have been using a hitatchi brushless (650 in/lb)drill and clam plate for 3 seasons now, and it works great, but the batteries are starting to show age.  Like others said you need to keep the warm.  I have used the charcoal hand warmers to keep them warm.  Had the wife sew a little pouch to fit over the battery and toss in a hand warmers and it's ok.  Thinking maybe a USB powered hand warmers might be in order.  As for me I'm going to make the switch Milwaukee this year as I convert all of my tools to the m18 tools.  My local dealer has a deal a few times a year on Milwaukee sets w/battery are $100 off with any trade in.  Even old non working trade ins.  Any $5 thirft store drill is worth $100.  Going to go to the 2703 drill with 1200 in/lbs torque.  Don't need the hammer drill.  I used the cheap blue Mora drill 8 inch and it's works fine but can lose it's edge easier then other augers.  Got a Lazer auger on gander mnt clearence that I'm going to try this year to see if it's any better.  Also going to try it out without the clam plate to see how I like that.  But I will never go back to a gas auger.  The future is electric in ice augers.  Bacon


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12/12/17 @ 6:24 PM
Bass Fisher
Bass Fisher
USER since 7/10/05
Ive run a M18 fuel hammer drill with Clam drill plate and a sharp strikemaster lazer 7". for a battery I have been using Milwaukee's new 9.0 Amp hour. Simply put, this is an incredible unit. Lightning fast speeds, plenty of torque, lite and the battery life is unbelievable. I can easily drill 100 holes through a foot of ice. 

Edited on 12/12/17 6:25 PM
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12/10/17 @ 8:35 PM
Tito39
Tito39
USER since 7/6/04

Thanks for the info. Fishlovme!

Edited on 12/10/17 8:36 PM
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12/10/17 @ 4:54 PM
Fishlovme
Fishlovme
MEMBER since 6/22/01

Tito,  I tried a cheaper 100 dollar DeWalt drill last year with a six inch Lazer and I had troubles. Took it back and got the 250 dollar 900 series and I don't regret it! Cuts holes faster than my gas auger and way less weight!

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12/10/17 @ 3:29 PM
Tito39
Tito39
USER since 7/6/04

Thanks for the input guys. I will check torque on some of the less expensive models.


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12/10/17 @ 2:13 PM
Ulbian
Ulbian
USER since 9/24/03

Tito,

They key thing to look at is how much torque a drill has. Ideally you want something at 500 pounds or up. You can get by with a “lighter” drill but the blades on a lazer are a bit more aggressive than those on a mora.  

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12/10/17 @ 2:06 PM
amaranthlost
amaranthlost
USER since 5/31/10

I had a friend who used an 18v Mastercraft with his. Not sure on longevity but his worked fine.

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12/10/17 @ 12:58 PM
Tito39
Tito39
USER since 7/6/04

Will a regular $100 dollar 18 volt DeWalt cordless drill work decent with a 6 inch Lazer hand auger or is that drill not heavy duty enough?

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12/7/17 @ 3:38 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

I'm with Jay on that.  I'll also put the battery in my pocket if I'm walking a long distance to drill a few holes.

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