Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Roop-Dogg

mora(?) blade guard problem

8 posts in this topic

i have a blue hand auger(i think its a mora) that i use before its power auger time. they come with a red plastic blade guard that attaches with a black nobby rubber strap. the blade guard will crack(split) where the black strap attaches and the blade guard will be loose and/or fall off. i have tried to glue, melt, epoxy, jb weld, the doggone thing but it cracks again right away. i have purchased replacement blade guards and they crack also.

i can't be the only one that has had this problem. has anyone got any suggestions or solution? thanks

------------------
Roopy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Roop-Dogg,
I have had the same problem, It seems the plastic material is just not that durable, After my original cracked, I bought a new one and I just have to baby it, or I am sure it will crack again, I try to be carefull setting it down, and just pull the bungee just tight enough to hold the guard on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had the same problem, but i found a bigger rubber strap with bigger rubber knobs on it, and it was'nt as tight as the originl, got lucky!I think mora company should come out with a better guard, it happens to everyone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are JUNK! If you loose that MORA guard some place it will be a good thing.

They crack at the notch and "Bingo" useless junk, only good for aggravating the heck out of you from there on in. A ice cream pail is as usefull as they are and last about as long. Every one I have had crack and soon get the boot into the trash.

A good power point guard would be a great deal for some inspiring genius to think on over the winter. Man it would sell if it would adjust to the auger size and lock solidly in place.

I would line up for one!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I too had a mora and the guard broke in the same manner as all of yours. I tried several homemade remedies to embarrasing to mention. My wife took pity on me and bought me a lazer. It's blade guard functions perfectly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had the same problem. What I did was attach 2 pieces of plywood to the bottom of the junk plastic guard. I permanently attached the rubber strap one one piece of ply, and cut a notch in the other ply to receive the other end of the rubber strap. I attached the ply by screwing through the bottom of the plastic, being careful so the blades do not touch the screws. Has worked well for me for years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm still using an old Mora with the original blade guard -- made before they went to "rubber straps." Mine has a plastic strap that goes across and slips into a notch on the opposite side. No complaints here. Maybe they tried to fix something that wasn't broke.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had them crack too. Even the one I'm currently using, which has big rubber knobs and fits pretty well, comes off all too easily. I'm pretty much the lazy type (or well-prepared as I like to think) that leaves my non-electronic ice fishing gear in the back of my truck, which has a cap, all season long. Last winter I let our weimaraner in back and left him unattended for approximately 2 minutes while I went back into the house to get my shotgun. I thought I was doing him a big favor by taking him rabbit hunting, but when came back I found him licking his leg. Then I noticed a huge amount of blood all over my Shappell and bedliner, as he had laid a slice close to an inch deep on one of his rear achilles. I felt horrible and had to do a quick bandage job to stop the bleeding. An emergency weekend vet visit and $200 later, he was all stitched up and had to have his bandages changed every few days for about a month! He also didn't much appreciate the "lamp shade" he had to wear for the first few weeks so he would leave the bandages alone. Never underestimate the mischief pets OR kids can get into!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Probably  Canadian. Appears some zealous border guards kept the rest pf them out.
    • my bird id book says its a spotted towhee,used to be called a rufus sided towhee.  
    • Never claimed they were rocket scientists, and I did say they are terrible at putting garbage in containers. Words are all spelled right, just don't make much sense--must be from over seas.
    • You are right. But there was a whole lot of head scratching from the rest of us.  Here is a tasty sample. Thought I'd put it out here for ya just so you do not think your side is hoarding all the genius.  
    • Yea, highly doubt the calls were for well wishes and almost assuredly  illegal at the time, but doubt anything will be able to be proved. Number and length of calls along with a "no no" will probably be the only thing coming out of the Senate inquiry. Am sure Flynn and if whomever else will be well versed on a non incriminating reply. Hard to take down any high ranking gubmint official, no matter the party. 
    • I can't wait for the hearings.  Lock those filthy pigs up!  Send em all to gitmo, heard they have plenty of room there. So how did all that russian propaganda end up on the dnc server?  Youve got 50 pages of hard evidence for that i bet.
    • Reddit I believe   https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/5i63d1/40_electoral_college_members_demand_briefing_on/db5or6d/?st=iy9h32qk&sh=3f2619dd   There were plenty of criminal things the Clinton team could have been charged with but when the inmates run the asylum the usual rules don't apply.
    • Hillary and DWS didn't commit any crimes as difficult as that is to believe. Sketchy politics certainly, but what happens within a political party has no legal ramifications. The FBI already cleared Clinton of wrongdoing with regards to the email.   Flynn and other members of Trump's team are likely in violation of the Logan Act.
    • Well, if that happens then let the chips fall but do you think they will be arresting Hillary and DWS at the same time? If so it would be a good start.
    • I would wager the FBI arresting members of Trump's team, likely starting with Michael Flynn. Flynn made 5 phone calls to a Russian Ambassador on the day Obama imposed sanctions. Trump's team defended the 5 calls by stating Flynn was just wishing him Merry Christmas, which is odd because it was December 29th.   http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-eyes-michael-flynns-links-to-russia-1485134942    
  • Our Sponsors