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Auger add-on

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Anyone try that "flaring tool" that you can put on the end of your blade? It opens on centrifugal motion, and will flare out the bottom of your hole. When the auger stops spinning, it retracts. Does it work? Work well? How about on a Strikemaster?

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Avoid it like the plague as far as I am concerned. I installed one on my Jiffy a couple of years ago thinking it would be the clear ticket for those scrappy Square Lake Trout. Well, the first time I used it, the little spring came loose on the flaring blade and it would not retract. This left me with my auger down the hole and no way to bring it back out. I was able to straighten the loop end of my slush scoop and fidget around long enough to retract it and recover my auger that was trapped in the hole. I went straight home, took it off and returned it. The gal at the returns counter was not at all surprised that I was returning it. There were 3 others behind the counter that had also been returned. Apparently, I was not the only one that had trouble. Additionally, I did call the manufacturer and left a voice mail message that was never returned.

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I've heard the same comments along with it throws a lot of water. I'd still like to try one out. If anyone has one laying around and would like to part with it let me know.

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I also thought this would be the clear ticket, The first time I used it up on kab it got hooked under the ice and had lots of problems with it. I did't have3 the right tools with me to take it off on the ice but the first thing the next morning that pice of **** came off good luck

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Northlander thats what I've heard but figured I'd tinker with and try and get it to work. If not I'll throw it in the corner with the rest of my failed inventions.
Besides I like head banging projects. smile.gif

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