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Offline slusser77

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1st trip out this season with new clam plate
« on: December 31, 2017, 08:32:22 PM »
Finally got out Saturday and drove through the snow showers to northern Luzerne county Had a solid 6" ice. I had high expectations with my new clam adapter plate, new Dewalt 20 v drill. From the start I barely was able to get the first hole in with good blades on my Mora 8" auger (pushing the size w/ 8" but friends had no trouble with their 7". Lithium batteries were warm from the truck and just plumb gave out after the first hole. Real disappointment. Thank God for gasoline! The ole Tecumseh got her done and drilled about 25 holes in short time.
Caught about 15 gills, 2 large mouth, 4 perch and 1 crappie most all on Swedish pimples, some jigs and wax worms.
Disgust caused me to go out before the stores closed this evening and get a new Milwaukee M18 Fuel drill, looking forward to give it another try tomorrow, planning on heading to Sylvan Lake early. Oh yea, taking the Gas auger just in case-LOL!
Good luck everyone on the 1st day of 2018- Have an ICE day!

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1st trip out this season with new clam plate
« on: December 31, 2017, 08:32:22 PM »

Offline ram guy

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Re: 1st trip out this season with new clam plate
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 08:51:24 PM »
Haven't been a fan of anything dealt for a few years. I do t run the clam plate or 8 in but just have a drill adapter on a cheap Eskimo 6in on a rigid hammer drill and can do over 30 holes on one 4ah battery. Probably more I just charged it before it died

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Re: 1st trip out this season with new clam plate
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 08:52:22 PM »
Good luck with the new drill. There is a world of difference between an 8 inch auger and a 6 or 7 I think it gets exponentially harder to crank.
FM
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Re: 1st trip out this season with new clam plate
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 07:11:56 PM »
Great success with new Clam plate, got rid of the Dewalt, bought a Milwaukee Fuel M18 high torque drill. Right off the bat I noticed the batteries were twice the eight.  Replaced my 30 year old Mora auger and added a Strikmaster lazer. WOW- so light, cuts so fast and at minus 4 degrees today, cut 25 holes one battery and still showing 100% battery strength.

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Offline SlimShanty

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Re: 1st trip out this season with new clam plate
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 07:53:12 PM »
I have a ridgid hammer drill use the clam plate with 6in eskimo and i love it

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