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gulllakeguy

The new Strikemaster Recoils

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If any of you have not had a problem with one yet, it is just a matter of time. These things are junk. My old Strikemaster was a great auger but this new one is a cold blooded, flimsy, fragile s.o.b. If I can get rid of it, is there anything else that is built better? I wonder if the recoil design is different with a jiffy? They are both Tecumseh powerheads but are they different? I wonder how sturdy the Nils Masters are? Is there anything thats built well anymore? Sorry for the rant.

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Call Cy at Strikemaster and describe your problem. There are a couple small ports in the recoil cover in which you can spray a bit of WD-40 or Knocker Loose to lube the recoil springs. It isn't a problem on all of them but some people have reported problems with the springs.

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The only time I've had an issue with mine was when it sat in the back of my truck all night in below zero temps. It wouldn't retract when pulled out. I just brought it inside for an hour to warm up and it fired right up.

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I've had the same issues. Took me 30 minutes to drill 2 holes. Very difficult to start and if you do get it to start impossible to keep running. Every time I hit the throttle lever it dies than does not want to restart. It never seems to warm up. My son-inlaw also has a brand new one with the same issues. I'm getting the gear box rebuilt on my old one and can't wait to get it back, it always started right up and drilled a ton of holes over the 11 years I've had. My new one will never last 11 years. I need to get to Big Lake and have them looked at.

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I looked at a Nills at the ice show and decided it will be my next auger.

At the end of last Winter picked up a 8in Lazer that a guy used once for $175 which works good so will be good for at least a couple years.

Going back 7-8 years ago my brother and I bought Lazers at the ice show and his was a triple blade 9in and could only cut one hole before the blades froze up. The 7in Lazer was plagued with problems like the muffler falling off and the throttle cable braking.

Nothing was worse though than the other day on LOW with a broken Mr. Heater. Used one day before it broke!

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Got out with my new Strike-lite auger for the first time last night and couldn't get it to start, I was getting frusturated because it started right up at home, after a few too many pulls I finally figured out that it would start a whole lot better if I acyually turned the start switch to "on". lol

I've done this a few times as well grin

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Originally Posted By: SomethingFishy
Got out with my new Strike-lite auger for the first time last night and couldn't get it to start, I was getting frusturated because it started right up at home, after a few too many pulls I finally figured out that it would start a whole lot better if I acyually turned the start switch to "on". lol

I've done this a few times as well grin

I actually never flip the power in the off position. The guys at D-Rock recommended that I use the yellow pressure relief button to power off the unit instead of the power switch. I think it has to do with less wear/tear on the flywheel. Been doing that for 2 years with no prob's.

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The only problem I've had with mine was a broken choke lever. You have to buy a new gas tank, I'll be more carefull in the future. Never had a problem with the recoil, but I'm very carefull to pull with short strokes, never pull the rope to It's end.

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I actually never flip the power in the off position. The guys at D-Rock recommended that I use the yellow pressure relief button to power off the unit instead of the power switch. I think it has to do with less wear/tear on the flywheel. Been doing that for 2 years with no prob's.

The 4-stroke doesn't have the little yellow decompression button, otherwise that is a good option.

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A jiffy will last you 30 years with little to no problems. They are a lot heavier though and to me that is their only downfall. I bought a cheap eskimo stingray for the run and gun fishing. 3 years and zero problems with that also. I went from the Super old Jiffy with the suicied handle......to a 30......to a stealth. I did do a carb cleaning on the super old one. All of those augers where sold to friends or relatives and still run to this day. I have never had an issue with the recoil.

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i bought a new strikemaster last year and it wasn't cutting very well .contacted strikemaster and they sent me a new fliting the one on mine was out of pitch which of course was made in china.the new was made in sweden and what a difference.the whole flighting was heavier and the welding was better.haven't had a recoil problem yet but strikemasters service was great with me.

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I've had a couple of issues with the 2hp Tecumseh powerhead recoils, too. The Jiffy and SM 2hp are the same, so the problem would be for both of them.

My Recoil issues post

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