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Loose auger head

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I tightened the bolt on my strikemaster auger as tight as I could but it still seems that the shaft and head are wobbly so that the shaft can move a few inches in an direction. What can I do to tighten this up?

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A little bit of play is normal. Mine has done that since new.

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That is reassuring and I guess it still works good besides my dull blades but thats all fixed now. It just seems like that would make it loose power and not be as efficient at drilling

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loose here too. I guess its better than too tight and not being able to get it apart when you need to put that extension on. grin

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On the older Strike Masters there was a tolerance issue with the slip ring on the output side of the gear box. These are older augers before all of the plastic handles. If this is the age of your auger you can send it into Strike master to a new output shaft/gear installed or you can just watch it. As long as you do not have grinding in the gearbox or the slip ring does not break, you should be in good shape.

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hello everybody been checking the site out for years. but just finally got my own computer. thanx for all the useful input. so here is some in return. i had the same problem and it just got worse and worse until eventually the gears broke and that cost me 50$ so if you can send it in i woiuld. but if u want to wait til after season i took the shaft apart and put a washer inbetween and it been good since (2yrs ago0

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mines been loose for several years. the only problem I have ever had is that it seems like when there is a lot of ice it gives me a harder time getting a hole perfectly 90 degrees.

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