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K-Drill vs Esikmo pistol bit 2019

2/11/19 @ 2:41 PM
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EyeFishPro
EyeFishPro
USER since 12/31/18

I used my brothers 6" k-drill over the weekend. My conclusion is that K-drill sucks!!! You can't use when outside temps get below 10 degrees or else it will freeze water around the chipper blades and the pilot blade rendering the auger useless unless you sit there and chip all the ice away each time you go to use it. So much for run and gun. I also notice my M18 drill/driver was working overtime to punch holes through 10 inches of ice. I can't imagine good battery life of my 5 amp battery if ice was 15 inches or more. I was fishing with a friend and he had the 6" Eskimo pistol bit. OMG that auger is smooth! Start slow and let the blades catch the ice and then you can give it all you got. Slices ice away like butter fast! I know a lot of you k-drill fanboys will give my heat for this but it's from my experience with k-drill. I will sell my nils and buy the pistol bit for my clam plate. The nils is nice but it's too long and heavy compared to the k-drill and eskimo setups. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment/bash on this post.

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2/12/19 @ 10:43 AM
USAbrams1991
USAbrams1991
USER since 2/13/17

SOLD TO KV!!!! (Clam Plate is Extra)

Now I can go back to using a Mora hand auger again. Shouldn't bee too bad in 30" of ice.

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2/12/19 @ 10:39 AM
kvandehei33
kvandehei33
USER since 12/19/11

USA - Will you take $10, straight cash? I only ice fish in 60+ degree weather so the kdrill should work fine for me  You have any of that ocean front property in Ohio for sale still too??

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2/12/19 @ 10:29 AM
USAbrams1991
USAbrams1991
USER since 2/13/17

"One idea that works for me on cold days is cut a second hole 2-3 inches to dry out blades"

This and simply shaking the auger when you remove it from the hole works well. And if you really want to keep it clean, try using the cover it came with.

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2/12/19 @ 10:23 AM
USAbrams1991
USAbrams1991
USER since 2/13/17

Thanks for the advice after using it 1x. I think I'll put my KD8 and Fuel up for sale now. Hell, maybe I'll just give it away since it's so useless.

Any takers??

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2/12/19 @ 9:07 AM
Herb2
Herb2
USER since 12/28/18

Not a fan of K drill either. One idea that works for me on cold days is cut a second hole 2-3 inches to dry out blades. Then lay down. 

I like my Nils 6 inch also.


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2/12/19 @ 9:03 AM
vegas492
vegas492
USER since 5/21/03

I own a 8 inch K-drill with the Milwaukee Fuel drill.  Never had any issues like you describe.  It doesn't freeze up on me and I do lay it on the ice.  I get about 25-30 holes on a 5AH battery.

Not sure what the deal is with your brothers k-drill, but from my experience I've not had any issues that you describe.

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2/12/19 @ 7:45 AM
deeog
deeog
USER since 12/14/16

Best 6  'drill combo I have is orange nils, 20v dewault. hands down. That being said ,I'm not familiar with the esikmo pistol bit.

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2/12/19 @ 7:24 AM
kvandehei33
kvandehei33
USER since 12/19/11

Comparing apples to oranges and then saying bananas suck. Good post

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2/12/19 @ 7:15 AM
drummer boy
drummer boy
USER since 3/14/08
Spray  with pam works with any auger.

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2/12/19 @ 6:23 AM
UFCreel
UFCreel
USER since 1/4/11

Been using my 6 inch K-drill for two years now. No issues like you describe. I got it as a gift. I like it a lot. Run mine with a Milwaukee 2703-22. No issues at all. Oh and i hole hop a lot.

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