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10 Inch Ion, what's the verdict?

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Well the year is in full swing and some of you have had the 10 inch drill for a while now. Do I want to buy one for my ION? I bet they make a bunch more of a mess in the house on fresh ice, right? I sure wish they would have just done a real 8-9 inch size drill.

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They are nice for the fish house or if you are just drilling a few holes. They do throw a lot of chips, which might become an issue later in the winter. I am going to look into a slush bucket.

It was worth it for me. I love having 10in holes in the house. If I am running and gunning or planning on drilling a lot of holes I will put on the 8in.

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My brother is sold on it for the wheel house on LOW. Being as they set the house up and leave it 3-4 days it prevents the close up effect.

I still prefer the 8 for everything else.

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How does it work for reopening holes compared to the 8 inch? May buddy is having a hard time with the 8 re-drilling holes that have refroze.

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My 8 inch has zero problems reopening holes. Once in a while when just trying to reopen a hole that's just come in a slight touch it wants to corkscrew down a little but it comes up easily. I think that's common on all augers, at least the 5 or 6 that I've had. No problem if they are frozen in only an inch or so from the sides, just the VERY lightly frozen holes only a putz like me would reopen anyway.

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How does it work for reopening holes compared to the 8 inch? May buddy is having a hard time with the 8 re-drilling holes that have refroze.

The 10in does a good job at opening old holes. Only issue is that it does get stuck every once in a while. But all you have to do is put it in reverse and it pops right out.

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Anybody ever adapt any other companies drill to an ION? I wish I had a full 8 or 8 plus. It's the only thing I don't like about the Ion but I am getting used to the smaller hole now after a couple years.

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My buddy made an adapter and runs his Nils 8" on his ION with great success. We were a little hesitant considering the slower rotational speed of the ion compared to the Tanaka powerhead, but it cuts super smooth.

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I made an adapter and tried a new, sharp 10" lazer on it and it didn't work nearly as well as the ION 10". I think a 8" would work good though.

I haven't reopened totally froze over holes but holes that shrunk to 8 to 9 inches. It worked good, it got stuck a few times but with the reverse it backs it out.

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JSK, i think the ones froze to 8-9 like you said are the hardest to reopen, totally froze are a breeze for mine(8Inch).

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