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Hand Auger Considerations

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I want to buy a Nils hand auger this year. Does anyone own one and is the 6" or the 8" the way to go? I already have a SM LazerMag (10 years old), but want to lighten the load in the early season. The advertisements say that the Nils will cut through thick ice in short order. True?

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I have the Nils and the hand auger is crazy fast. I have the 8" but the 6" would be even faster of course. Once you learn the handle angle and how to crank it you can go through ice in a serious quickness. Its the fastest hand auger I have used and I have what I think is the second fastest wich is the Strikemaster Lazer hand auger in a 8".

Both are fast but I see a big difference in the Nils and Lazer.

Like I said getting down the proper technique with the Nils is key. Once you do that your off to the races.

As with any auger take care of the blades and make sure to cover them when not used and you will be fine. Be very careful putting the balde cover ona nd off. Those baldes are razor sharp.

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You picked the right one for a hand auger. I would rate these the best 3 hand augers...

1. Nils Master

2. Fin Bore III

3. Strikemaster Lazer

Just remember to take care of any auger blades and never bang them into the ice.

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Swags where did you see the Fin Bore 111 at? I have been looking into them but cant find them anyplace. Do you know how much they cost? E-mail me the info please at the below addy.

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Never heard of that brand until now. I did some quick research and apparently people are leaving their gas augers behind...forever. It also looks like Canadian Tire may have a hookup with these. Hemlock, do you know anything about these?

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I found them on a Normark site and they look just like a Nils hand auger with strikemaster blades.

I think Ill stick with my Nils. I know the Nils blades are faster than my strikemasters.

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And I ordered a Nils from Cabelas today. Wanted to get it early before the season started. Thanks for the advice...always appreciated.

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