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which powrer auger is best?

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i am looking to buy a 10" ice auger which one is the best bang for the buck?

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Research previous threads as this topic has been thoroughly discussed several times.

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Strikemaster has a sweet auger line-up. Jiffy has the built to last reputation and Eskimo has the reputation of best auger for the buck.

Check the Eskimo Barracuda, SAME 2 hp motor as Strikemaster and Jiffy. Best of all, it's priced right.

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i'd say the best 10 incher is the jiffy three horse with the chipper blade, it is heavy but cuts like nothing else, i got one of each ( strikemaster 8" express and jiffy 3.5 hrs 10" ) and i would say that the jiffy works better for big holes than a SM scraper blade, also if you plan on useing it to reopen perm house holes i've heard from many that a scraper blade does not work and can be dangerous.

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ty for your input i was thinking about getting a jiffy but i just wanted to get some feed back before spending the cash

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I have a Jiffy 3hp and its ok. A guy on the ice drilled a hole for me with his strike master and was impressed at the speed it drilled, was very fast compared to my jiffy. The blade setup is different from Jiffy to StrikeMaster but the motors are the same. Jiffy seems to sell alot of the 3hp where I see Strikemaster dominating in the 2hp. Id try Strikemaster myself when I get another auger but that won't be for years yet.
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thats for sure norco! if you got a jiffy now it'll be a long while till the next one!

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Strikemaster Ultra is one sweet auger - it is 9", not 10. It has a new 3 blade cutting system, so you can get away with a 2 H.P. In my opinion the 2 H.P. engine, whichever auger line you decide on, is a much better engine than the 3. Strikemaster also offers the lazer mag Xpress in 10", and the XL-3000 in 10" and 3 H.P., if your set on that size. Good luck!

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In my opinion, Srikemaster is the way to go in ice augers. Their Lazer mag and turbo cutting systems are not matched by either Jiffy or Eskimo. No matter what brand you buy you are getting the same Tecumseh engine on it. The 2hp will be a better starter in the long run and give you less problems in the future. Tecumseh had some issues on their 3hp a few years back with their carburators but have since resolved that. The 2hp will be lighter to drill more holes and with the new cutting system on the Srikemaster you can't go wrong. Buy the cutting system and not what they tell you it has for a engine because they are all the same. Each manufactuer does their gearratio different and cutting system and that is it. Put a Jiffy and Eskimo against the new Srikemaster cutting system and they will both loose. The only diffent engine out their that I am aware of is the Shark by Eskimo which is a Italian made motor. Sweet unit but still lacking a good cutting system as they are still using their 2 blade design without the curved turbo system. Strikemaster is my choice and I currently own a Eskimo.

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I've owned strikemasters in the past with good luck. I have an Eskimo Shark now and it's the easiest starting, best running auger I've owned in 15 years !! My shark is on it's third year with the original blades still and they still cut like new. The advantages I've found in the Shark are the primer bulb on the carb, so with one or two pumps before pulling, it starts on the first or second pull EVERY time, even at -25.
Also, I can set this auger down on the ice on any of its' 4 sides and it will stand up and not leak gas, fill the muffler with snow, or fall over. Like previousely stated, the shark does not have a Tecumseh engine. It's more like a chain saw engine and it runs at 11,500 RPM compared to the 6000 - 7000 RPM of Jiffy's and Strikemasters.

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ty for all the responces i still haven't bought one yet but will here shortly


the only other question i have is the blade life? i will be reopening hole with it and just wanted to here some feedback on that to

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jiffy, only one blade and the point, .. stealth-2 tiny blades more. all chipper blades very easy to sharpen on site. and you can avoid the trip to big lake and the 25 min stay.

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Get a Jiffy! They kick A$$! The chipper blade system is the way to go. De-icer armor coating is a great idea. No ice buildup since I got the Jify!Got the8" instead of the ankle breaker 10".

[This message has been edited by Twigfishers (edited 01-08-2004).]

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hey thank you for all your input it really helped i went out and bought a new jiffy stelth and really like the way it performs (so far that is) i like the way it drills new holes started right up and no prob's yet except the fish haven't been cooperating lately...**** things...lol thanks again

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Definataly Strikemaster!!!
I have had the same strikemaster auger for 14 years without a problem, that is until this year. The main drive gear that presses on the clutch had stripped out. I stopped by the Strikemaster factory in Big Lake to see if I could get the part. The kid behind the cust service counter grabbed my broken gear, disappeared for 5 min, then reappeared with a new gear pressed onto my clutch assy. I proceded to ask him what the damage was, and he said no charge. With that type of cust service, I am a lifelong Strikemaster customer.

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I think you made a good choice..I bought Jiffy this year and love it. Sure beats the manual auger.

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Got Fish,
I got the same auger this fall the 10" 3 HP Stealth and what a pleasure it has been to use. I have alway like Jiffy's and have always used them my last one was just a model 30 10" that was over 20 years old. You can't bet something that can last that long. But this new one just kiss a@@. It will fly through the ice. I have been very impressed with it so far.

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