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Jiffy Ice Auger

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I was thinking about getting a Jiffy Stealth ice auger. I was thinking about getting either the 8" or 9" one. Is the 9" one alot heavier or not much? Any suggestions?

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9" isnt much heavier at all. Big weigfht difference is if ya go from 2 horse to 3 horse. My 10" 3 horse Jiffy Legend is a pig but it keeps cutting year after year.
Go with the 9" especially if only running a 2 horse. Dont go 10" unless ya go 3 horse.

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go with the 9 inch. there isn't anything that will fit through a 10 inch hole that wont fit through a 9 inch hole unless you count the 10 inch frabil round tip ups. my 2 horse 9 inch jiffy is all the auger i need. and the chances of you losing a dog or a small child will be a little lower

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Have you checked out the new Strike Master 224? It has 4 blades and looks to be a sweat auger. I may have to get me one! grin.gif

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I have a 10" jiffy with the 3hp, like northlander and am happy with it. This will be my 4th season with it and never a problem. A 9" would be nice for when you are fishing with the tip-ups though. The 10" just seems a little too big sometimes, though its good for sight fishing and gaffing the bigger fish also.

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2hp-eight inch is perfect. ten inch holes are too big I think. Especially after you step in one or your child steps in one. Or a real small child falls in one.

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I have a 2HP 8" Stealth and love it. It came with the ice house handle which I removed and put on the regular handle.(ordered from Jiffy)

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I think it completely depends on what you are fishing as far as size of auger to get. If you plan to used it for panfish and walleyes a 8 will be perfect. If you plan on fishing for giant pike go bigger the 9 or 10. In my opinion you can never have a big enough hole. There is nothing worse than losing a fish on the bottom of the ice because you couldn't get it head started up the hole. I have lost to many big northerns at lake of the woods fishing in resort houses with 8" holes. Another thing to consider is do you run a vex or marcum because you throw a transducer in the hole your 8" gets pretty little. Like Mentioned your big weight difference it with the motor. I myself have 2 10" jiffys I wouldn't buy a different brand or size myself. My last one I bought was a stealth and they are great. It just pulls itself though the ice and if you are reopening a hole they are better than most all otheres. Glad you are considering a stealth definatley worth the money.

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Ill probably get the regular Jiffy Stealth 2hp with 9inch hole. I have the vexilar fl-8 and that mind give me some more room. I think its only $10 more than the 8 inch.

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