'Ion' IceAugers or ...

10/26/17 @ 8:05 PM
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FishNDude55
FishNDude55
USER since 2/16/10

I'm looking to go electric this year and wondering if any of you have opinions. I like the drill type set ups but also like the new Ion units. Any honest feedback appreciated . 

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5/1/18 @ 4:36 PM
ion x
ion x
USER since 1/4/17

They are awesome. I have the new Ion x they are worth there weight in gold. I have one for sale I need the money have auger bag and battery bag for 550.00

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3/2/18 @ 1:26 PM
Zmaniac
Zmaniac
USER since 2/8/06

Batman- Try the Milwaukee 2704-20 or 22. I’ve been using it all winter with a Clam plate and a Ion 8” and 10” bit. Works great with a 9ah battery to get roughly 60-70 holes between charges.

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3/2/18 @ 8:48 AM
Batman1
Batman1
USER since 1/23/09

I got the Clam Plate and used the 18v DeWalt 725k as my power source. STAY AWAY FROM IT....I burned out 2 of them just 6 weeks apart. The 2 speed control switch jumps out of gear under strain and blows out the main drive unit gear immediately.  Hate to be without a power source for 6-10 weeks while waiting for repairs. The second DeWalt blew out 2 weeks later and now it too goes to the DeWalt repair shop till mid spring. Frustrated.....??

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2/15/18 @ 7:10 AM
BassWhacker
BassWhacker
USER since 9/4/17

I have an 8" Nils with a Milwaukee fuel. A lot lighter carrying that around than an ion works great you definitely need a drill with plenty of torque. The fuel never struggles and the Nils cuts ice like its butter.

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2/14/18 @ 3:20 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

I'd put my money on you Kosh.  The 8" Nils and 20V Hammer Drill is a great combo.  Just need to make sure you get the largest amp battery you can find.  A few weeks ago I was using my uncle's 18v Nicad Dewalt Hammer and it tore through the ice with ease as well.

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2/14/18 @ 1:27 PM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02

That video is the same guys with the same broken drill. lol Watch the entire first video you posted with sound, he acknowledges it was broke in both videos and not a fair comparison.

Awesome your happy with your Strikemaster, that's what it is all about! Just pointing out if your going to post video and comparison be sure they are accurate...... which these are not.

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2/14/18 @ 1:13 PM
Skunky
Skunky
USER since 3/15/14

Thank You Icebelt!!!!

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2/14/18 @ 12:37 PM
Fishsqueezer
Fishsqueezer
USER since 5/19/06

That was a 6” kdrill and the strike master and ion were 8” so they were drilling about 77% more ice. 

Another comparison

Ion x vs SM 40v

8” kdrill vs 8” SM40

Not trying to get in a tit for tat, just explaining my rationale for going with the Strikemaster, which I couldn’t be happier. I haven’t seen anything drill faster (definitely not the Ion X) although I fully acknowledge there certainly could be cordless drill setups that are faster. 

Edited on 2/14/18 12:41 PM
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2/14/18 @ 11:24 AM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02

First thing I thought when I watched that was BS, no way is that correct with the Kdrill. Then it says right in the video that the MKE drill was not working correct and it was not a fair comparison. Yet, they still ask you to like and share the video. 

Still fair between the Strike Master and Ion I would believe.

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2/14/18 @ 11:14 AM
icebelt
icebelt
USER since 10/22/13

Love my  internal combustion, the crack of the tecumseh, not going fall for the liberal agenda. In twenty years guy's will be reminiscing about good old USA quality.

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