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Help!!!! Hand auger...........

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What's a cheap price for a brand new hand auger on sale??? Do places clear them out at the end of the season if so how cheap for a good quality new one on sale??? Please reply..... Thanks

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..... Just wondering because I found a good quality name brand one 8 inch for $45.... Is this a good deal??? Or can I find one even cheaper......

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... It is a StrikeMaster® Mora® 2 - Pc. Hand Auger... It says it is a 2 piece, so is it tough enough??? It also says this "The powder-coated paint reduces ice buildup as your crank the Auger, and an ergonomically correct handle system with soft rubber grips is easy on your hands. Handle adjusts from 48"-57"." Is it any good????

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I would say that price for a Lazer would be ok, for the mora its a little steep. There is nothing wrong with a mora, but for the same price you should be able to get a Lazer which is much better.

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I've used my Mora for 3 years. It was an 8", I put 7" blades on it. Works great. $45 is too much for that auger. Should be around $35 when not on sale. A Lazer would be better. It has different blades.

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Fleet Farm had 5"-6" Mora for 25.00-30.00 last week and 5"-6" Lazers for 65.00-75.00. The larger diameters were more by 10-20 bucks or so.

That's the best "NEW" price I've seen.

I have a 6" Mora and a 5" Lazer. Hand cranking through 2 feet of ice is no problem with either. The Lazer is easier.

I also just bought a Nils 4.5 hand auger. It beats both of those others with regards to effort involved.

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Ok, another one.... How about a brand new 24" Hi-Tech Polar Fire Neonz Combo, Light rod and reel for $9.... Electric orange and yellow on a glossy black blank for a hot look:

* Perfectly tapered fiberglass blanks

* Durable EVA handles

* Aluminum oxide guides

* 1 ball-bearing reel. Just need something cheap to use every once in a great while.....

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well, I guess my opinion is a unpopular one, but I would argue that Moras are far superior to Lazers for several reasons. I own a 7" mora and a 7" lazer. for one, moras are easier on the arms, especially at the bottom of the hole where lazers are very sticky. Lazers do take a deeper cut per turn but at the cost of your energy and because its more difficult to turn, you end up drilling at a slower rate...and getting more tired. Also you for the cost of getting new blades for a lazer, you can buy a mora, blades and all. Another thing is that you can sharpen mora blades yourself with like-new results, with a lazer, its possible to improve the edge, but impossible to get them like new again. after many seasons of using both I'd say that if one is faster than the other, I can't tell a difference, but the mora is certainly smoother and easier on the arms...and you should be able to pick one up for $35. Also they are all 2 pieces now and very sturdy. I think the people who are sour on Moras probably haven't used a newish one which are a slightly different design. My take on Lazers is that strike master simply saw benefit in having a second option since the Mora had been available for so long and so they developed the so called lazer...which as the name suggests, should cut lazer fast...and so they convinced a lot of people to buy this new auger (including me). Now mine sits in the rafters...anybody want it? If it takes me an extra 10 seconds to drill a hole with a mora, its worth it. Sorry for the long response.

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Cool!!! Thanks for all the help!!! For sure $45 sounds a whole lot better than $80 right now!!!!! I won't be using it too often either......

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Hey LindyRigga, that is an interesting observation.

The Lazer I have does tend to bind a little at the bottom and does dig a deeper angle than the Mora resulting in a faster plunge to the bottom of the ice, but it doesn't seem to turn noticeably easier.

Before I bought my Nils last week I pretty much always dragged my Mora with me over the Lazer. I always thought it was because the Mora was a 6" and the Lazer a 5" and I wanted a bigger hole, but maybe it was because subconciously I felt the Mora was a little overall better performing.

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yes...lazers do bind at the bottom of the hole...thats how i snapped the wing nut and made the handle unuseable...

8" hand augers are not the best idea.

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i would go and check out some of the hi techs they are cheap and cut fast, my buddy has one and can cut just as fast as i can with my 3 hp jeffy

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8" bind too much at the bottom of the hole...and every extra inch in diameter you have to double the force it takes to drill holes.

6" auger is more than likely plenty and they are pretty easy to spin through the ice

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