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Eskimo Piranha problems

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I double posted this in the ice fishing forum but am looking for some quick help. She wobbles all over when trying to drill a hole. Thinking the pinion gear is the problem, the bearing and bushings seem OK. Any help would be great, thanks.

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Is it the output shaft itself that wobbles or the shaft connection to the auger part?

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Not 100% sure, its my dads. He says its about impossible to get a hole started and it wobbles terribly even after he gets down into the ice.

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I would have him check to see if he lost the center point on on the auger. I think that would cause symptoms like he is seeing.

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might need to replace or sharpen the blades. I hit some junk frozen into the ice with my auger before and it sounds like it did the same thing. It about shook your teeth out and took forever to drill a hole. I replaced the blades and solved the problem.

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Thanks much, will have him check. That would be a nice easy fix!

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I've had the issue with blades as well and saw it on my buddy's auger. Replaced blades and was good to go.

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That is another possibility as I believe he tried sharpening them himself.

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There could be a slight bend in the shaft happened to me and hasnt been the same since.

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On those shaver type you need some real skill to sharp the blades. I would start with a fresh pair and see what is does.

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Trust me, he does not have real skill at sharpening auger blades!!

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May have just found the problem!!

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