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Offline webs820

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New Auger Time
« on: February 11, 2016, 07:00:51 PM »
The old model 50 jiffy crapped out on me last weekend.....the local shop said  no compression in cylinder. 

What do you prefer?  jiffy, eskimo, strikemaster, etc.....

I am being coaxed into an ION.  any thoughts?


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New Auger Time
« on: February 11, 2016, 07:00:51 PM »

Offline The_Kid

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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 07:11:49 PM »
Eskimo mako 43cc two stroke . Never let me down yet starts 2nd pull every time . I've owned it for 3 years . Enough power to get threw the thick ice and not a total bear to lug around with an 8in blade either .
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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 07:41:37 PM »
Must go with the cordless drill combo .

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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 07:59:14 PM »
I have a Jiffy 30, Nils/Tanaka and an Ion, all 8". If you live in an area where you expect over 12" of ice all season, temps are consistently below zero, or you need to drill over 60 holes per outing get a gas auger. My choice would be the Nils/Tanaka combo. If you live in an area where conditions are less severe than that the Ion is the right choice. Drills fast, lightweight, doesn't stink of gasoline and is quiet. If it's really cold just keep the battery warm, not a big deal.

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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 07:59:14 PM »

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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 08:04:51 PM »
I have owned jiffy and strike master , both good units , think my next might be a four stroke , Honda motors are tough buggers , but if all you need is a 6" hole , a a cordless drill is the ticket , just my .02

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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2016, 08:22:30 PM »
Get a NILS lol. All you have to do is hold it up they do the cutting for you. As far as a gas smell goes if you are careful when you are fueling them and don't pack them with the fuel cap upside down they don't get messy. I've had mine for 4 or 5 years and no mess or smells. Fishing up state like you do you won't always have hand auger years like this more like 18 to 20 inches for the norm.
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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2016, 08:31:13 PM »
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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2016, 08:34:52 PM »
ive had 2 jiffys in all my years of power augar fishing1 was a one arm bandded of my dads that just got too old..then I bought a new one 27 years ago..still running strong.....1 carb,a set of blades and a few new pull cord.great augars.....not knocking jiffy ,,,but..ive been on the ice the last 2 weeks with people with the NEW ION AUGAR..1000" to one charge...THAT 100 holes at 10"...IM SOLD..IT TAKES A LOT TO IMPRESS ME,,,,,,and not much dose....THE NEW JACK DANIELS FIRE and the ION AUGAR DO......QUICK,QUIET and LITE....THATS THE WAY IM GOING this fall.ITS A FEW $$$$$$$$ more than a JIFFY but,,,I think it out weighs it in performance.....Just my opinion.... ;)
IF YOU GUYS HAVENT TRYED THE NEW JACK DANIELS FIRE,,,[[[taste like hot tamales CANDY]]]] or the ION AUGAR DO SO..YOU WONT BE SORRY.. ;)
       AGAIN JUST MY OPINION. :)
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Re: New Auger Time
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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2016, 08:56:55 PM »
great comments all....thanks guys. 

ION 8" it is...done. bought...3 days to my door.

I'll be keeping a log of the usage and how its holding up over time. 

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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2016, 10:04:34 PM »
heads up... cabelas has spare ion batteries in the bargain cave for 90 bucks!!
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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2016, 10:30:31 PM »
Well good luck with your purchase , definitely buy extra batteries with the ice you'll be going through, and like dead bird said keep the batteries warm and you should be good (that's the only problem I've heard with those augers Is the batteries freezing up ). But let us know how it works , I am having doubts of it handling 20 in of ice well,  BUT hopefully you prove me wrong!
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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2016, 11:19:15 PM »
I have the Ion 8 inch with reverse and I love it I have had it for two ice seasons and have cut through up to 34 inches of ice with no trouble.  I have cut through over 2500 inches of ice and just had to put new blades on it the end of January.  That is from fishing silty water and also fishing clean lakes and ponds.  I have only charged my battery 8 or nine times as I like to keep it cycled I charge it when out for long weekends when I have the Ice Castle out.  I was out last weekend on 22inches of good ice with winds of 40 plus with gusts over 60 mph.  Yes keep the battery warm I keep mine in a six pk cooler and when real cold -15 or colder I put a hand warmer in with it.  Have a great time with your new Ion!  !<>! u:)
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2016, 11:19:15 PM »

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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2016, 07:32:14 AM »
THE ION IS AN AWESOME AUGER. LAST YEAR WE PUT IT TO THE TEST....DRILLS OVER 30 HOLES WITH OVER 2 FEET OF ICE ON A SINGLE CHARGE. CARRY A SMALL COOLER WITH A HANDWARMER OR 2 IN IT. WORKS GREAT.

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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2016, 07:41:33 AM »
thanks for all the comments.  appreciate the help.

cabelas ion battery back up over 100....i'll keep an eye out. 

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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2016, 05:44:57 PM »
anyone have or know of a cover for the ION?  a whole auger bag or something?

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Re: New Auger Time
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2016, 05:44:57 PM »