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mrfish1991

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Went out to my favorite local fishing spot last friday. Drilled my first two holes with my new hand auger that probably has less than 15 holes on it. I saw a hole that had already been drilled so i decided that i would redrill it (figured there would be less to drill). The first bit of the hole went fine like normal and when i got to the bottom it did the usual binding.....

But thats where the good news ends...this last bit was tougher than it usually is so i just tried to walk it around like i usually do. Then PWING the wing nut that holds the auger to th handle shears off. Not good. I look at it after i pull it up (thankfully the handle and auger did not separate) and it turned out breaking the wing nut was the least of my problems. The hole that the bolt goes through o. The handle piece was peeled back frown. Looks like another piece of my equiptment is out of comission for the rest of the season...looks like its time for another trip to the big C, But i doubt they have any of their hand augers left. So i guess it will be an order from the auger manufacturer.

Sorry for the rant

This season has been rough on my equiptment...but from now on i am never re-drilling holes

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I would...but i dont have 300-400 to drop on anything at the moment

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look for a used auger 150 can get you started and a spare when you get a new one

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Find a buddy that has one and stick close to 'im. Kinda like not being able to afford a boat, go with the guy that has one.

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I would...but i dont have 300-400 to drop on anything at the moment

bring your hand auger somewhere and get the handle welded onto the auger. Its light enough that you shouldn't need to seperate it during transport.

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watch for auctions in the off season I got my old Eskimo for 65 bucks and it has never let me down yet

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get a power auger dude

I think you need to get a new auger too those blades are pretty bad.

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i got 2 spares from customers who came up short on cash to pay bills

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watch for auctions in the off season I got my old Eskimo for 65 bucks and it has never let me down yet

Ya, but im off to college out of state next ice season and i really wont have any time for fishing

I do like the welding idea though, i could get that done at school for free

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Originally Posted By: znistler
get a power auger dude

I think you need to get a new auger too those blades are pretty bad.

Aw man u guys are funny

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I just happened to get my eskimo 10" for $50 from a friend that was more into the soft water fishing now. What a deal for me!

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you can probly get a old mora for cheep on craigs the 6" didnt cut to bad with new blades

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I have an old mora...not a big fan of it at all and i will not go back to one

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but im off to college out of state next ice season and i really wont have any time for fishing

hahaha anytime for fishing! hahah good one lol

wheres out of state....like some place warmer??

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Nope, one state south im going to iowa state for mechanical engineering

So hopefully i can hook up with some farmers for phesant and deer hunting

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That's too bad, sorry to hear that. If you can get it welding for nothing, I would go that route. You must have some pipes to do that to a hand auger.

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Haha i wouldnt exactly call them pipes, but they sure as heck aint squirtguns

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MRFISH----Try looking on "craigs List"-----Some good pricing on augers can be had this time of the year. Lots of guys are upgrading thier equipment.......><)))*>

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Agreed, got a jiffy on there for $100 and found hand augers on there for 20.

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