Ice Fishing

Best Auger for cordless drill?

1/17/22 @ 1:55 PM
User since 7/24/01

Does it really matter?  I'm considering an 8 inch Pistol Bit for $159.

Let's hear it.

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10/9/22 @ 10:18 AM
User since 8/29/06

I use an orange Nils made for drills. 6" has served me well so far. I've never had an issue pulling a fish up through the hole. 

10/7/22 @ 8:48 AM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02

If your going to be cutting 8" holes do not go any less than 5amp batteries and go larger if possible.

10/4/22 @ 11:47 PM
User since 5/29/11

I run a 20volt Dewalt with 5AH batteries on an 8 inch Lite Flite. Never an issue.

10/1/22 @ 11:41 PM
User since 1/10/21

Found a pretty good deal on Amazon for a 1200 inch/pound Milwaukee #2804 Fuel for 95 bux. Does not appear to be a refurb and it was advertised as new. Came in original packaging. Yes, it is plenty enough for my 6" Lazer, but I may eventually get an 8" "something" auger and want the extra grunt. Picked up the adapter and plate via Amazon as well. The adapter has multiple slots milled into the body so that the chuck prongs cannot possibly slip once tightened down. It has the safety plate so I won't lose the auger should it somehow work itself loose. Am somewhat anxious to cut some holes with it.

The only items I will need are a couple of 4 to 5 Amp batteries and a charger. 

8/23/22 @ 3:06 PM
User since 1/10/21

Thanks guys, appreciate the input.

8/23/22 @ 12:14 PM
drummer boy
drummer boy
User since 3/14/08

I have a 7in with a two batterie 5amp Milwaukee.I have never had to use more than one batterie on a day trip.

8/23/22 @ 7:37 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 2/8/06

MrGax, to each their own, but I’ll stick to my original comment. The larger capacity batteries have more to do with it than just the number of holes. 

8/23/22 @ 12:06 AM
User since 10/20/05

G-Man a Milwaukee Fuel is literally more than twice the drill you need to run a 6" Lazer.  It will eat ice no matter what battery you run.  The bigger the battery the more holes you can get per charge obviously.

"Anything larger than 6” is going to need a 8ah or higher for it to work efficiently."  I'm going to take exception to this.  I've drilled lots of 7" and 8" holes using the 750in/lb Ryobi with 4ah and 6ah batteries.  I would hope the Milwaukee could too.


8/22/22 @ 8:06 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 2/8/06

I don’t use any batteries smaller than 5ah for my Lazer 6” and Milwaukee drill. I don’t have a Clam plate for the Lazer, but I have it with the 8” and 10” setups that we use. Anything larger than 6” is going to need a 8ah or higher for it to work efficiently.

8/22/22 @ 3:54 PM
User since 4/17/07

6ah is enough, I think the minimum recommended is 4ah. Keep an eye out on sales, you can sometimes find a pretty good deal on the starter kit with two 5ah batteries. ToolBoss on youtube shows some pretty good deals especially if you 'hack' it. This is when they offer a free tool promo then you return the free tool. I have never paid retail price for any Milwaukee tool.

8/22/22 @ 9:24 AM
User since 8/24/07

Plenty of battery, especially for a 6" bit. Also don't need the clam plate, but it does work well to keep the battery off the ice/snow. 

8/22/22 @ 8:17 AM
User since 1/10/21

Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd add onto this to get some opinions. I have a 6" Lazer hand auger that I want to set up with a Milwaukee Fuel 2804. Rather than getting a plate, my thought was to use the drill with the factory side handle on the drill (looking to stay as light as possible). Found a drill/auger adapter w/safety disk for 32 bucks on Amazon. Not quite certain about which battery to get and I see lots of aftermarket batteries on Amazon. Thinking that I want a 6 Amp red lithium from Milwaukee. Too much power...not enough?? TYIA

1/24/22 @ 2:40 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 6/22/01

My first weekend with the new Lite Flite.  I have it paired with a DeWalt DCD991 that I've had for 5 years now.  The setup worked awesome!  Drilled about 20 holes through over a foot of ice and still had two bars left on the 5 ah battery.

1/24/22 @ 10:15 AM
User since 12/19/11

Fishhound- what is it about the k-drill that makes it inferior to other augers nowadays? The chipper blades is the only thing I could think of? With the lack of snow this year through much of WI, I've seen dirtier ice than ever before this season so I'm glad to have the chipper blades for that reason alone. It has a centering point, I can't believe some augers are still coming out without the centering point. Lifetime blade sharpening, something no one else offers. Weight wise it is still one of the lightest.

Don't get me wrong, I plan to sell my k-drill for some shaver blades at the end of this season, but chipper blades have their benefits. So I'm not really sure what makes it a 'dinosaur' when it still competes side by side with any of the other augers. I think we are past the point of arguing the speed of augers when we are comparing 10 vs 12 seconds through 2' of ice. 

1/23/22 @ 10:02 AM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02

If you're into dinosaurs! Lol

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