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K-drill roll call and update

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How many of you are K-drill users?  How long have you owned a K=drill?  6" or 8"?  Do you use straight drill connection or Clam Drill plate?

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My brother got the 6" with the Milwaukee drill no clam plate. We've use it several times already this year. I have enjoyed using it. Close to 40 holes on a battery through 12-14". 

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Anyone use other drills other than the Milwaukee 

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Bought the 8" k-drill this fall to go with a brand new 20v Dewalt, no clam drill plate. Only been out a couple times so far this year, last weekend most recently for a couple hours, I fished off the wheeler and the drill was outside in the cold for the duration. Drilled 24 holes through 10" of ice, there was still battery life left but I didn't need to drill any more holes. The dewalt handled it just fine, have to use the lowest speed setting. I would highly recommend the k drill as the times I've gotten to use it so far this year I've loved it. The dewalt thus far has been up to the challenge! 

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What amp battery of the dewalt were u using also was the drill brushless or regular I have 1.5-5amp batteries but I have the first generation of the drill non brushless 

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Going this route soon, wondering about what kind of drill folks use, is it hammer drills? Drivers? Impact? lol I don't know, I'm a teacher, not a builder. 

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From what I've read regular drill 1/2" chuck brushless is best and at least 4.0 amp batteries and low speed

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Kdrill suggest the Milwaukee fuel 18 volt with at least a 4ah battery. It's pretty slick, and light weight. Love it so far. 

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thinking about getting the Kdrill  Not sure what size yet?   I have a jiffy 9" auger that I use in the permy but don't like all the smoke so that why I am leaning towards getting the Kdrill system.

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K-drill is awesome. I have the 8". I heard they are working on a 9", if true I will have one. Had an Ion and I would take the K-drill over that any day. Light and fast cutting. love the SM Honda 10" for rentals but for poking around scouting the K-drill is all I use.

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8" k-drill user. This is my 3rd season. Using Dewalt DCD995 and 4 amp battery. I think this is about a 700 in/lb torque drill. Same class as the older Milwaukee fuel's. Milwaukee now has a model with 1200 in/lb. Not that it's necessary, but if I were buying a new drill today, I'd have to seriously reconsider going milwaukee.

 

Never once wished I had my old gas auger. I do think these kdrills are the cats a..

 

I've used both with a drill plate and without. Each has benefits. Less weight and better trigger control without it, more stability and less wrist fatigue with it.

 

For you guys with permanents, the K-drill rocks on re drilling holes!

 

Just last weekend I had over 20 holes in 17" of ice on half a battery. I really don't keep track of  the hole count much anymore because I've never had an issue.

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On 1/9/2017 at 10:50 AM, Gus said:

8" k-drill user. This is my 3rd season. Using Dewalt DCD995 and 4 amp battery. I think this is about a 700 in/lb torque drill. Same class as the older Milwaukee fuel's. Milwaukee now has a model with 1200 in/lb. Not that it's necessary, but if I were buying a new drill today, I'd have to seriously reconsider going milwaukee.

 

Never once wished I had my old gas auger. I do think these kdrills are the cats a..

 

I've used both with a drill plate and without. Each has benefits. Less weight and better trigger control without it, more stability and less wrist fatigue with it.

 

For you guys with permanents, the K-drill rocks on re drilling holes!

 

Just last weekend I had over 20 holes in 17" of ice on half a battery. I really don't keep track of  the hole count much anymore because I've never had an issue.

 

Great Post Gus!  Thanks for a truthful and full detail report on likes, preference, options etc!  I find posts that are straight foward and unbiased like this to me the MOST helpful!  Thanks Gus!

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Here ya go.  8" KDrill with 996 DeWalt and 5ah battery in 15" of ice:

 

 

 

For comparison sake the the DeWalt 996 has 820 UWO (Units watts out).  This converts to an estimated 900 in/lbs.  

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That's one sweet video, as always! 

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