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556LaGue

Clam auger conversion kit

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Sick of lugging the heavy jiffy pro 4 around lately. Been a great auger and will keep it for LOW trips! Looking to purchase a clam conversion kit. Have a 20v drill, I want a 8" hole though. Question is: can I purchase any hand auger and hook the flighting to the kit or does a guy have to purchase the Clam 8" flighting for it? 

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Check out Surface Tensions post on the Nils adapter . Good info.

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Yea those are nice too! Kind of got my mind set on getting the new conversion kit though with the gear box on it. 

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6 minutes ago, 556LaGue said:

Yea those are nice too! Kind of got my mind set on getting the new conversion kit though with the gear box on it. 

Put the k drill on the plate. Get the k drill, plate and gear box separate. Be good to go.

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Not everyone is money bags lol. 

 

All I'm saying is I know a few guys that are switching from the drill plate to the Kdrill or the Nils. 

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42 minutes ago, Jim Uran said:

Not everyone is money bags lol. 

 

All I'm saying is I know a few guys that are switching from the drill plate to the Kdrill or the Nils. 

Exactly! I'll stick with my 2 cycle stikemater chipper. She never lets ya down! I do think in the near future there will be no gas augers all electric. And with climate change there's less ice to drill anyway!

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The only thing that concerns me with the drill plate is sticking at the bottom of the hole, I've seen multiple complaints on that. 

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So the clam hand drill is the same as like a StrikeMaster lazer hand auger? I've got an 8 inch lazer hand and the few holes I've drilled never had any issues. Jim, I've herd the same about that auger as well.

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I've used a few drill plate augers and loved them. Saw a few k drills in action and liked what I saw also. I like the Clam auger kits because they have 2 handles, more control over the auger. Setting it down where you stand was a issue w the k drill, as you have to keep your drill out of the snow and slush. Clam augers have 2 handles where you can lay them down on either handle w out them in the snow or water. Haven't got one stuck in the ice.....yet

Just now, 556LaGue said:

I've used a few drill plate augers and loved them. Saw a few k drills in action and liked what I saw also. I like the Clam auger kits because they have 2 handles, more control over the auger. Setting it down where you stand was a issue w the k drill, as you have to keep your drill out of the snow and slush. Clam augers have 2 handles where you can lay them down on either handle w out them in the snow or water. Haven't got one stuck in the ice.....yet

Was also informed that most hand augers will fit the Clam kit

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Don't forget about the Nils deal too, looks like a solid competitor. I'd go K-drill in a heartbeat though. 

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 Jim, the Nils won't stick at the bottom of the hole. It should break through cleanly.

 I wish you could watch me for one day on the ice when I'm testing blades. 

It  looks like a ballet, (Swan River).   I lift the Nils off its rack as light as a feather.  She pirouettes her way without effort though The ice.  She fails though the ice like a snowflake fallen from the clouds. 

I gently catch her like a feather from a dove.   You could watch listening to ACDC too.

 

 OR YOU COULD BE IN THE NUTCRACKER SUITE WITH A STRIKE MASTER BUSTIN YOUR BALLS.

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Dude, I can't imagine you in a tutu sprinkling Nils dust over all of the haters. 

I run an Eskimo, not a SM. 

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On 1/25/2017 at 1:56 PM, Jim Uran said:

The only thing that concerns me with the drill plate is sticking at the bottom of the hole, I've seen multiple complaints on that. 

 

 

that is the issue I had. hated the way it stopped. RickG put the  milwakee on it and same thing. SO I bought a nills 6 inch and will test in the morning. Really like ricks kdrill but he is a gazillionaire. ;)  love the way you dont even feel the end of the ice. hoping the nills is as nice. auger drill and batteries will have 330 into it.  

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