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Jiffy 30 Auger

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I bought a Jiffy 30 Auger in early Nov. I have punched around 100-110 holes with it. My question is: Roughly, how long will the blade last on it? I have been keeping good care of it, but when I was out on Sun., it cut like a butter knife. The ice is around 18" thick and took about 3 min to drill through. Any help or suggestions on this would be great!

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Should've bought a Strike Master smile.gif Just jokin'
I don't know how long the baldes last but my Lazer Mag keeps drilling and drilling and drilling......

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Best advice I can give is ,keep your edges real sharp on the V point. I always carried a flat file to touch it up , makes a world of difference. Only thing better is a lazer mag which I now have and luv. Dave has it figured out.

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Your center point is most likely dulled or blunted. Take a good diamond file to the point and be careful to keep the factory angle. I would check to see it the point is still straight also, it may be bent slightly if the auger wobbles from side to side or will not feed the blade well into the ice.

You have a fine auger it just sounds to me like maintenance is in order. Don't rush to exchange it for another make, that is not a necessary move or a wise choice in my opinion.

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I've had the Lazer Mag for about 3 years and haven't touched the blades. Slabber, must have something to do with the sharpness. Check it out like BE stated.

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Thanks for all your help guys. I dont like all the Jiffy bashing though, (just kidding). I will check out my point tonight when I get home from work. This is my first year ice fishing so I am still learning a lot. Thanks again

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A Lazer hard to redrill holes?! Not true. Zip through just like anew hole. *Hey, I should be gettin' paid for this stuff*
Honestly, I haven't had any trouble.

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I agree with Dave I bought a new Lazer this year and it redrills as quick and easy as drilling a new one. It was the best purchase I made this year.

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HEYO!
I SOLD MY OLD JIFFY AWHILE BACK (IT DID A REAL GOOD JOB BUT IT WAS JUST GETTIN TIRED I THINK) I'VE BEEN THINKING I'D GET A NEW LAZER NOW BUT SOMEONE TOLD ME THEY HAVE A HARD TIME RE-DRILLING OLD HOLES?

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You might have hit some sand or gravel sediments on the ice. I did this last year with my lm-8 and it ruined the balde.

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