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Best Brushless drill for ice augers

12/17/19 @ 11:11 AM
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1jackpot
1jackpot
User since 8/23/10

Looking at retiring my strikemaster gas powered auger and go with the new lite flight and a cordless drill. Any recommendations as to a brush-less drill that has worked well and reliable in cold weather?


Thanks and good fishing to all.

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1/1/20 @ 2:21 PM
Alternative Reefer
User since 5/4/18

I have the Milwaukee Mud Mixer.  Love it.

12/28/19 @ 6:08 PM
Joe Cool
Joe Cool
User since 4/23/15

I Second all motion's(comments), Milwaukee is the flavor. That's what I bought two years ago. 2704 model, Milwaukee's Mudmixer is sweet also because you have two handle's just like most power augers that your use to and think they have a few more pounds of torque also versus the Milwaukee Brushless Drill models. I shop around though on the internet for the best deals, Ebay usually is my go to shopping site.

12/21/19 @ 1:34 PM
mvanhank222
User since 12/16/13

Milwaukee M18 Mud Mixer

12/21/19 @ 9:04 AM
otter man
User since 1/3/10

Milwaukee Fuel brushless best of them all

12/19/19 @ 8:31 AM
largemouth7
largemouth7
User since 3/6/15

I went with Milwaukee M18 fuel and it works great.  I believe the model is 2804-22 came with 2 5amp batteries and station.  got it on amazon for under 250

12/18/19 @ 2:42 PM
Fishlovme
Fishlovme
MEMBER since 6/22/01

If you don't want the hammer drill option (DCD 996) because you will never use it (you use drill mode, not hammer mode with an ice auger) i'd recommend getting the DCD 991 by DeWalt.  It's the same torque rating as the 996, but without the hammer option (though, technically, DeWalt doesn't use "torque" rating for their drills).  It'll save you about 50-100 bucks.  I've had it going on 4 years now and it cuts way faster than my gas auger does!  I've used a 5, 6, and 8 inch on it.  I highly recommend the Clam Plate because there's so much torque in those drills.

12/18/19 @ 2:32 PM
sanders44
User since 8/5/15

I have been using a Milwaukee M18 Fuel with 9 ah battery for last  two years.  Works great.


12/18/19 @ 2:24 PM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02

Love my cordless set-ups too, but I'll never sell the old 9" Jiffy Model 30 with Tecumseh motor. It's was my dads before mine and is super reliable to this day. Barks and throws ice like crazy, just don't like lugging it around all the time.

It will still be the auger of choice for those trips to Erie, hard enough to get them turned into a 9" hole, not messing with anything smaller. Blowing holes through thick ice in MN and ND it still shines too.

12/18/19 @ 2:10 PM
belgianbuctail
belgianbuctail
User since 12/7/02

I went with the Dewalt hammerdrill DCD996 20V.  Found a kit with the impact driver plus picked up a free 5 AMP battery with it.  Thing cuts like a hot knife through butter.  I may soon have a gas auger on Marketplace

12/18/19 @ 10:41 AM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02

I use a small soft sided cooler bag I got at a trade show once and put batteries there there along with something like this if bitterly cold. I always carry a few along because they are so handy! Hand warmer, flashlight, phone charger it's a nice tool to have along.

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