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Swill

Electric Auger - Icer Gator

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Saw on their web site a video, and they say you can cut 90 holes in 15" of ice on one charge.

Does that mean you can drill 20-30 holes one day, leave it in the truck overnight, and then in the morning knock out another 50 or so? I know a battery loses its charge when left out in the cold, so I am wondering how this auger would hold up.

Plus, when it gets super cold, and the auger is sitting on the ice all day outsides of the otter, will it still drill 90?

Otherwise it looks sweet, and sturdy.

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I think it will lose some of the charge in the cold weather, but I believe it will still drill a good number of holes. If you are going to put it in the truck, either charge it, or you could easily yank the batteries and bring them in the ice shack to keep warm. I plan on getting one of these for use in the perm house, just so I dont have to deal with the smoke and smell. It something that the wife and kids have always complained about.

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Outfitter

It's against forum policy to post the HSOforum here.

But if you search for Ice Gator, you'll find it.

Also, look for them at the St Paul Ice Fishing show. They were there last year.

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I talked to the owners at the ice show last year and there was talk of putting a Nils Auger shaft and blade assembly on the Ice Gator Power Head and making a super fast battery powered ice auger. I dont know if they did it but man would that be a great combo.

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Do you need a special battery from them, or can you buy a few back up batteries in case one loses a charge?

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I would reccommened using the battery they sell to make sure one does not void their warranty. The battery IceGator uses looks to be the same as a Vex battery but that we don't know for sure.

Northlander, my Nils auger blade went on the power head and yes, its a real ice cutter.

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Last yr my friend Warren bought one and for 3 days we fished together around the cities on 22+ ice I was not impressed.

Try the 4 stroke to cut down on smoke and smell.

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