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Auger ? -- bent blade

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OK guys... my auger took a beating fishing the backwaters of the Miss this weekend.

The shaft is OK... but a couple blades up towards the top got a little bent. The cutting blades are fine.
Is she still useable? I figure the only benefit the blades further up offer is better cleaning and movement of the ice up and out of the hole.

Thoughts?

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The screw is to remove ice chips from the hole. It should be fine.

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I bend mine up pretty bad. that was 3 years ago. I don't even notice the difference. I did staighten it with a large channel lock pliers as best as possible. Don't worry about a thing. OH yeah...when drilling two holes close together so as to connect then, be careful to keep the auger straight wink.gif That was my mistake. I am glad nobody was there to see my hands slip off the handles and see me get slammed in the gut smile.gif

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