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I have a StrikeMaster Ice Auger (I believe 9")
It is of the 4 blade design; 2 larger bladed and 2 smaller blades that predrill the hole.
I have installed new blades but the auger still does not cut like good/consistently.
Although it is not obvious I am thinking the flighting maybe bent.
Is there a service center that I can take the auger to have it checked out and straightened if needed?

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H20 in big lake is a strikemaster service center.  Sounds like your pitch might be off on the blades.  Happened often to me and I ended up getting a new auger shaft and cured the issue.  What I didn't realize that they have "stabilizer bars" on the bottom of the auger and mine had completely disappeared.

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Drock in New Brighton also services them. I just got back from there actually picking up a new blade guard and gas line connector for the carb.

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any good machine shop should be able to straighten it for you but the cost of that would most likely exceed the price of a new drill. If you have access to some V-blocks, hydraulic press, and a dial test indicator its not hard to straighten things just very time consuming.

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Those Lazer 224 bottoms kick ice

Is it the 8"?

Or 10"

 

4"  blades are now obsolete.

 

I have a 10" 224 bottom

New in box.

Not for sale

 

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All the True Values are Strikemaster service centers.  You can also email Strikemaster off their page and they'll get back to you pretty quickly (usually an hour or so).

Mine wouldn't disengage even at idle at the end of last season (first season for drill) and they serviced it, replaced the idle spring and had it back in 2-3 weeks for free.

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Should be an 8" or 10".   More then likely the problem isn't the flighting.   Rather the mount is bent and it happens that is where your problem is.  D Rock should have been able to help you there. If they recommended to replace the drill its possible they can't adjust those any longer or because the 224 has been discontinued.  

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