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nmitchell17

spud bar

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I was wondering if anyone knows of somewhere to pick up a spud bar/chisel for cheap. I would like to have one just to check the ice as I go but can't spend a lot right now. I already checked hsolist

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Check fleet farm or a similar store, or go have one made. Most shops that work with steel have enough scrap laying around to make one up cheap.

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Best ones are like said earlier go to a welding shop and have them make ya one, if you don't loose it you will have it the rest of your life.

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ive found some for 10 bucks, and 10 bucks shipping on an online auction. i bet you could guess where. eskimo name brand too...do a quick search of their HSOforum auctions, or look under sporting goods, and fishing.

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when using a spud bar, how do you know the ice is not safe? one strike and water comes up?

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hahah if water comes up after one strike you probably already fell through the ice wink

but seriously, its just a substitute for an auger, just another way to put a hole in the ice

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I saw some at sportsman's warehouse tonight, but didn't see the price. SW is usually pretty competitive pricewise.

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Look around and you can find decent ones for 20. I feel safe if 3 hard chips and no water...chisels are good for early ice and cheching ice but thats about it. Even after a few holes on 4" it gets old and gets your sore the next day. I only use mine until 5" of ice then it gets put away for the year

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Get the Jiffy Mille Lacs Chisel. You will be glad you ponied up a few extra bucks for it. Thing works like a charm.

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+1 for the Jiffy Bar, it works wonders, I just bought one this year and I can confidently say that I will be using it until the ice is 6"+ I don't need to drag my gas auger out on early ice (don't own a hand auger, prolly never will!) And the spud bar is an awsome tool for checking the ice thikness in a hurry.

Josh

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That Mille Lacs chisel was $60! I went with the Eskimo for $35.....Very heavy, and very affective.

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There are two versions of the Mille Lacs-a more expensive adjustable length model and the standard model. That's why the price difference.

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