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Offline Hookset1

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Strikemaster won't cut!!!
« on: January 05, 2017, 08:01:29 PM »
Went out on the ice for the first time the other day and ran into a problem right away. My auger won't cut ice. Actually it won't even bite to pull the blade into the ice  oI. I have read some stuff on the matter, but can't seem to find a solid answer to the problem. I know the blade could use sharpening or even replacing but since the blade won't even get to the ice I am assuming it should be the "power point" or whatever they are called. Its the triangle tip on the bottom of the auger. I am assuming I need to sharpen it but want to get some opinions before I do. Also I have never done it so would like to get an idea of hoe to go about it right. I can upload pics if that helps anyone understand what Im taking about better.

Also is it ok to use my lazer bit on my mag2000 head for now? I don't see a problem with it bout figured id ask.

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Strikemaster won't cut!!!
« on: January 05, 2017, 08:01:29 PM »

Offline KingPerch

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Re: Strikemaster won't cut!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 08:11:31 PM »
Was the blades ever removed?
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Re: Strikemaster won't cut!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 09:30:27 PM »
Pictures would be great
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Re: Strikemaster won't cut!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 10:49:19 PM »
I have never removed the blade since purchase last year. It is fairly dull though and could use a facelift if not a new one completely. Most likely I will have to sharpen the point. I just have to figure out the best way to go about it. Sharpening stone, grinding wheel, file, some kind of alien tech.? I will post pics tm after work. I'll keep you guys posted thanks.

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Re: Strikemaster won't cut!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 06:43:19 AM »
Start with a fresh blade, then if you have troubles, post some pics! Good luck!
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Re: Strikemaster won't cut!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 07:40:26 AM »
You most likely need a fresh set of blades as KP mentioned ,  but first take a fine file and touch up the power point , I've had bad thing happen so most of the time carry a spare set of blades , let us know how you make out
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Re: Strikemaster won't cut!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 08:09:07 AM »
I couldn't tell ya a solution without looking at it but it sounds like either the blades are upside down or they really need a good sharpening. If you're good at sharpening things, give it a try. If you're not so good at sharpening things, trade them in for some sharp blades. If it's just the power point, it should unscrew. Then you can sharpen it or get a new one if that's the problem.
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Re: Strikemaster won't cut!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2017, 09:09:16 AM »
Wait in a year I think it needs to be sharpened. Blades last yrs and yrs. In ur case if full after a yr ya musta hit something or drilled wrong to dull something. Use a fine file or a stone when sharpening point and blades if angles right u should be back in business.

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Re: Strikemaster won't cut!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2017, 09:09:16 AM »