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6inc vs 8inch drill auger

12/10/19 @ 12:34 PM
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karl58
User since 7/27/13

going to get an auger for my drill this year and cant decide on 6 vs 8inch, 

I have an ion 8inch and love it! and will never get rid of it but I want lighter for when im by myself.. 

also does the 6inch pistol bit not come with centering point??? only the 8.  not that I feel its really needed.

will be going pistol bit or lite-flite 


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12/14/19 @ 12:55 PM
sunniewally
User since 12/14/19

Go with an 8 in ht nero!

12/11/19 @ 5:47 PM
RangerKid
User since 6/26/01

I split the difference, and went with a 7''. Two 5 amp batteries has been more than enough power for me.

12/11/19 @ 5:26 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
User since 12/22/04

I will never own an 8 inch.   Go 6inch for light and fast and then 10” if you want to trophy hunt.  

12/11/19 @ 1:57 PM
Ulbian
User since 9/24/03

Buy both sizes. Spend the money on the composite (pistol or lite flite) 8 inch and pick up a 6” shaver (mora) hand auger at a garage sale or when they go on clearance.

12/11/19 @ 1:12 PM
AWichman
AWichman
User since 1/6/16

Herb,

Fair enough. I just have never seen or heard of anyone burning through more then 2. Now I have. 



12/11/19 @ 12:42 PM
Cambridge
User since 3/21/14

I've got the 8 inch eskimo Pistol bit paired to my 18v Milwaukee drill. Very fast and smooth cutting. Never needed more than 1 battery.  I like the 8 inch for the times when i'm fishing pike or walleye.

12/11/19 @ 12:10 PM
jaybeeturtle
User since 3/17/06

I like to travel fast and light for panfish.  6 inch auger works best for that, and when the inevitable big pike or bass hits a tiny spoon or small fathead minnow, I still can get their big head thru the 6 inch hole. I know that legendary ice fisherman Dave Genz uses a 6 inch auger for both panfish and walleye.  

I'd recommend the Clam plate too. The plate, drill and auger are only 13 to 14 lbs combined

12/11/19 @ 10:56 AM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
User since 6/12/10

Buy an 8 inch and buy an extra large amp battery.  Those 2-4 amp batteries don't last enough when it's really cold and the ice is thick.  Last year we bought a 9amp battery which was pricey, but well worth it.  You can easily drill 50-60 holes through a foot of ice with a 9amp and have some battery power leftover.

12/11/19 @ 10:04 AM
Herb2
User since 12/28/18

Al

I practice 2 min to a hole style. Have a productive jig on line, if do not catch a fish or see anything chasing. Dig three more holes. If have fish I try second color jig. Very seldom you find a spot you can stay. This is central Wi!!

This gets me my 25 fish and keeps the spectators guessing. I find it does not pay to return to unproductive holes. I do not get to be on lake at first light and have to leave by 4.

12/10/19 @ 10:01 PM
karl58
User since 7/27/13

I was leaning twords 8inch but then I'll prob never use the ion really, nature of the beast I guess with new tech and improvement 

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