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Offline ddmzbevan

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Ready to drill
« on: December 08, 2016, 07:16:47 PM »
Got my new rig ready. Early Xmas to myself. Can't  wait to give it a try. Makita 18 volt  brushless  drill has over 1090 in lbs of torque and two 4.0ah batteries. Also ordered 500 wax worms and 500 spikes. Now got to charge the Vex. Hopefully we'll be on the ice before Xmas. Get ready men its almost time to roll.


 

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Ready to drill
« on: December 08, 2016, 07:16:47 PM »

Offline fishin_musician

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 07:31:35 PM »
What you using for.the bit?
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Offline zziipp

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2016, 07:32:39 PM »
What adapter and auger blade you using.
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Offline ddmzbevan

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 08:14:18 PM »
FM Strike Master 8 inch auger. zziipp I made the adapter today. 3/4 inch alum. round stock and some lathe work. I cut down some 1/4 plastic I had laying around just in case the auger comes loose from the drill. It might be a little long but I want to try it the way it is before I shorten it.

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 08:14:18 PM »

Offline chez

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 07:08:39 AM »
NICE SETUP DAN :)
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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 10:37:57 AM »
Everything i read about drills , you may have an issue with battery life due to the hole diameter. I picked up the clam conversion kit with a 6 inch auger and a dewalt 20 volt batterry with 2 spare batteries. I can drill holes all day long  absolutely love it.  Compact ,lightweight, no messy gas.    Good luck with your rig.   Repost on battery life with that 8 inch auger

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 07:11:47 PM »
As soon as we get some ice I'll do a drill test. I'm hoping for at least 20 holes per battery thru 8 inches of ice. The brushless drills are suppose to extend battery life. This Makita drill has much more torque then the Dewalt and the Milwaukee fuel. Chez I paid $255. tax included from  Home Depot web site. They would not honor that price in store.Why I dont know. They wanted $299 plus tax. I saved $63 by ordering on line. Free shipping and it was on my doorstep in 3 days.

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2016, 10:57:15 AM »
Little advice for your batteries, put your spare batteries in a small insulated cooler  with hand warmers  and keep them warm and they will last longer for you on those bitter days.  I use a soft side cooler because they take up less space and you can squish them in a bucket or whatever .

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Re: Ready to drill
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Offline ddmzbevan

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2016, 12:23:20 PM »
Thanks for the tip  ;D

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2016, 06:36:01 PM »
 I'll be watching for your report - I might do similar with my 8" mora

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2016, 09:16:56 AM »
i picked up a dewalt 20v litheum w 2batteries on sale 99$ lowes......i have a 8inch eskimo auger and bought a drill adapter end of last season sale for 17$ online.  i cant wait to try it....just got to grab some new fresh blades......and no more hand drilling.  i have a spinal injury that hand drilling really doesnt like.... The hand auger especially when ice gets on thicker side flares my injury up.  last yr i had to take a day or two off ice from all the holes i hand augered.  this should really help and get me out more so it was really worth it.....im stoked
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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2016, 08:04:58 PM »
I have used the old dewalt and it did a great job. Drilled many holes with 8" but the batteries went bad.
I now have the new dewalt and hope to give it a try. Looking to buy a 6" this year if we get ice down here.
What I like about the dewalt is the chuck tightens as you use it. Do any of these other drill do that? Just
wondering.

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Re: Ready to drill
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Offline chez

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2016, 07:20:55 AM »
As soon as we get some ice I'll do a drill test. I'm hoping for at least 20 holes per battery thru 8 inches of ice. The brushless drills are suppose to extend battery life. This Makita drill has much more torque then the Dewalt and the Milwaukee fuel. Chez I paid $255. tax included from  Home Depot web site. They would not honor that price in store.Why I dont know. They wanted $299 plus tax. I saved $63 by ordering on line. Free shipping and it was on my doorstep in 3 days.

THANKS FOR THE INFO DAN.. :)
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Offline gwilk1

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2016, 11:38:58 AM »
32 holes through 8 inches of ice with a 6 inch blade,,,,,,rigid drill

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2016, 12:20:02 PM »
This Makita drill has much more torque then the Dewalt and the Milwaukee fuel.

I don't think that's right.........................................I have been looking at the Milwaukee Fuel and it has 1200 in/lbs.

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Re: Ready to drill
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2016, 12:20:02 PM »