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11/29/19 @ 10:09 PM
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User since 1/23/02

Have degenerative discs in my lower back which inhibits my ability to use my Jiffy auger any longer.  Suggestions  what may be a good fit something lite and dependable?

Thanks

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12/4/19 @ 5:27 PM
smokercraft92
User since 3/20/02

Get yourself a auger that will use electric drill I will never go back to gas. Very light and easy to carry.

12/4/19 @ 12:57 PM
Fishlovme
Fishlovme
MEMBER since 6/22/01

I second the clam plate!  Before I had that I nearly snapped my wrist off, even with the little handle that comes with most of the higher torque drills! Pair that with a 20v Dewalt DCD 991 or 996, or Milwaukee Fuel drill, lazer hand auger or Nils and you'll never go back to a gas auger again!

12/4/19 @ 12:40 PM
Herb2
User since 12/28/18

I would suggest adding a clam plate to the set up, it will save your wrist!

12/4/19 @ 12:09 PM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02

If your getting a Pistol Bit make sure it's a newer one with a centering blade, not a left over old one without. Plenty of torn up boots and bibs out there thanks to not having a  centering blade when they were first introduced.

Couple buddies bought 6" Lite-Flites during the sales this year but haven't had them on the ice yet. To me 6" is just to small to be your primary/only auger.

12/4/19 @ 11:15 AM
Darin - Lake-Link
Darin - Lake-Link
MEMBER since 5/17/01

I would also look into the new Strikemaster Lite-Flite Lazer, I have been hearing some goods things about it but again it is new. Anyone try one yet? Was going to get a set-up myself this year and was going to go with the K-Drill but this is less $$ and lighter. Will also have to look into the Eskimo pistol bit.

12/4/19 @ 8:28 AM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
User since 6/12/10

We currently use a Nils 8" and use it with a Dewalt 60v Flexvolt Hammerdrill.  It's very lightweight and cuts very fast.  With the 9amp battery I can cut holes all day.  Even the lower amp batteries last more than enough to cut a ton of holes.  Heres a video showing what a similar setup can do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvGE4XBc-tc




12/4/19 @ 8:24 AM
welein
User since 11/26/19

Its pretty awesome but it stopped after counting 50

12/3/19 @ 8:50 PM
lund fury
User since 8/16/17

i have the same back trouble,i went with the kdrill ,8" with a milwaukee m18 hammer drill


12/3/19 @ 12:35 PM
Cambridge
User since 3/21/14
Another vote for the Eskimo Pistol bit.  I've got the 8 inch and when paired with my 18v Milwaukee drill I can drill holes all day! In 2 feet of ice. Very light, easy to operate and much smaller (than my Jiffy) to pack in my otter sled.  I'd never go back to gas.

12/2/19 @ 11:33 PM
Poppster
Poppster
User since 2/15/19

A GOOD drill and a 6in lazer...

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