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Does your auger do this?


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I just recently bought a used but "like-new" Strikemaster Mag 2000 probably a 2006 or 2007 model. I noticed that when I'm drilling a hole, once I break through the ice and hit the water, the head "powers down" and the auger stops spinning making it much easier to pull back out of the hole. It's a really nice "feature" and I was wondering if these augers are designed to do that or if its just something mine does for some reason?

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I don't know how they could design something like that and have not heard of this before. If it were a feature, it would have to be directly related to the torque load on the engine and then this would be happening whenever you lifted the auger while you were drilling (like when you are pulling ice shavings up when drilling through thick ice) Seems way too complex for an ice auger, but maybe I'm wrong.

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I don't think I'd like that. For the purpose you describe it might be handy but as Fredd pointed out, I wouldn't want it to stop turning because it no longer felt resistance. I'd much rather have that control.


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