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Hand held drill auger attchment

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Has any one used these? How well do they work? Hom many holes can you really drill? 10 inches of ice?

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I have the Ice Master Ice Auger/Power Drill Conversion Kit. I use it on a Black and Decker 18 volt cordless drill. Have attached a 6" Mora and a 5" Lazer.

It will eventually get through the ice, but I can crank through the ice by hand much faster.

I'm sure the brand/type/power of drill has much to do with the results. I'm going to lug it out again for late ice and next season's early ice just to see if it works any better.

The ice I first tried it on was at least 8" and the most recent time I tried it about 2 feet. Again the results weren't really impressive and it seemed like it was somewhat hard on the drill.

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has any one used the nills hand auger to redrill holes in a fish house im thinking of getting one just for that

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a buddy of mine uses one on his dewalt 18XRP he loves it. he says he get 4 holes with 16 inches of ice on 2 warm fully charged batteries. he said the hammer feature makes the battery go longer.

if it was me i would just use the handle on a 5-6 inch hand auger. especially if its only 10 inches of ice.

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wow, that sounds like more work than just hand drilling the holes

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I saw a guy with a plug in drill and a generator and he zipped through the ice

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I have an 18volt DeWalt. With it I can get about 22 holes in 8" of ice PER battery. 2 fully charged batteries = about 40 holes.

Now that is with a 6" Mora bit and good blades. I think if you had a better drill like a 6" Lazer or (I hate to admit it) a nils, you will likely have better results.

I realy like mine. I think in early season when the ice is a bit thinner, and the fish are shallower and spookier, is when it realy shines.

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I use a 19.2 Craftsman hammer drill on low with a 6" Nils auger. It has worked great! The most I have drilled this year is 20 hole in one day and still had battery left. This was in 16" of ice. I also have the Craftsman radio that works on the same battery so I just throw in 3 or 4 batterys for the day of fishing.

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5" Lazer.

It will eventually get through the ice, but I can crank through the ice by hand much faster.

I tried the same 5" lazer auger on my Black and Decker 18 volt. It will cut, but I'd have to agree it leaves a lot to be desired. Seems hard to get it started straight too, lots of wobble. I thought it might be convenient for new early season thin ice, but I can cut it faster by hand.

I also have two gas augers so I really didn't need it but thought the lightweight part would be nice if it worked good.

Just my two cents.

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I don't think drills are made to be augers and I think you will be buying a new drill much sooner than you would want to. Just my 2 cents worth. Smitty

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