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Otter Auger Shield with Nils?

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Anyone use the shield with a Nils? Just wondering if it fits well for long trips in the sled getting pulled behind snowmobile. Do you still use your original Nils cover when you put it inside the shield or does it eliminate having to use that all together?

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I use the Otter shield on my 8in Nils and it works great. No need to putz with the Nils cover at all. Just slide it into the Otter shield and away you go. I drilled a couple small holes in the "lip" of the Otter Shield and attached a bungey that I use to keep it nice and tight. The Nils is great but you really need to take care of the blade so my simple rule is, if I'm not drilling a hole, the Nils is in the shield. One other nice thing about the shield is that being black if there is a little sun out, it will often times heat up enough to melt off any ice build up on the auger. You just have to remember to dump it out before you lay it on it's side in your suburban:-)

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Nice, sounds like it's worth it then forsure. I'd give up an arm not to have to use that Nils cover. I really need something that covers the blade better and the shaft for when I'm pulling my portable 5-10 miles out on the lakes.

I've had my blade for 3 years now without any sharpening or anything, and she gets rode hard. This season I'm gonna buy a new head and put it on, then send my old head in to get it sharpened up. So then no matter what you always have a sharp spare.

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" I'm gonna buy a new head and put it on, then send my old head in to get it sharpened up. So then no matter what you always have a sharp spare."

That's exactly what I have done as well. Always have a sharp blade. reminds me though I need to send one in to get it done before I get to far into the season....

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