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#1679857 - 01/03/09 10:02 PM
Kluge - Ice Auger
Jeff C Offline
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Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 5
Loc: Mahtomedi, MN
I feel like a kid in a candy store!

My dad gave me his 1970 Kluge ice auger. We have a cabin up on Burntside lake, outside of Ely, and we used to use it to drill holes for getting water in the winter.

Dad does not use the cabin in the winter anymore, so he decided to give the auger to me to use.

Wow! this thing is really cool. It has a clutch on it!

He brought it up to Clearwater, MN to have Doug Kluge rebuild the carb and give it a "once over".

Doug told him that this is the best kept Kluge auger he has ever seen.

Dad bought it in the late 60?'s I think for $129 (He still has the receipt!

I have used this thing a few times already this year, and it is really fun to fire this thing up. It is kinda neat to rev it up and pop the clutch and let the shavings fly.

I had a buddy time how long it took to drill a hole 13" deep, and it took 8 seconds LOL.

I was up at Doug Kluge's shop and he has some pretty amazing stuf he is working on as far as augers are concerned.

Anybody else have a vintage Kluge auger?
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#1679923 - 01/03/09 10:35 PM
Re: Kluge - Ice Auger [Re: Jeff C]
HossFisher Offline
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Wow thats awesome! Not only did you get a good ice drilling machine but you got a lot of good memories along with it!

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#1680115 - 01/04/09 05:44 AM
Re: Kluge - Ice Auger [Re: HossFisher]
Rick G Offline
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My buddie collects vintage augers. Prety neat stuf and built much better than they are today.

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#1680119 - 01/04/09 05:51 AM
Re: Kluge - Ice Auger [Re: Rick G]
stick Offline
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Registered: 01/07/03
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Loc: N. Metro & Grand Rapids, MN, U...
My dad has one that has been in retirement for quite some time. He always raved about it and I remember the ice flying and a fast cutter. I may need to resurrect it.

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#1680299 - 01/04/09 08:42 AM
Re: Kluge - Ice Auger [Re: stick]
Deitz Dittrich Offline
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Registered: 10/09/02
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Loc: Lindstrom, MN
My dad has one as well... Still uses it to this day!

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#1681954 - 01/04/09 10:10 PM
Re: Kluge - Ice Auger [Re: Deitz Dittrich]
Ice chaser Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 20
Loc: Minnesota
I have never seen one. If you don't mind can you put some pics up. Thanks
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#1681959 - 01/04/09 10:12 PM
Re: Kluge - Ice Auger [Re: Ice chaser]
pdk511 Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 247
Loc: Minnesota
wow, thats amazing thing that old work all the time and nowdays you can go buy a brand new thing and it doesnt work half the time....just shows how quality things were made back then
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#1681973 - 01/04/09 10:22 PM
Re: Kluge - Ice Auger [Re: pdk511]
mrfish1991 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/08
Posts: 999
Loc: Burnsville, MN/Brookings, SD
I would also be very interested in some pictures if you are able to put them up

Gettin the itch to catch some fish

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#1681993 - 01/04/09 10:35 PM
Re: Kluge - Ice Auger [Re: mrfish1991]
pdk511 Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 247
Loc: Minnesota
I agree with fish, pics would be sweet if you could!
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