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Old 12-18-2006, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default strikemaster VS eskimo??

i was plannign to pick up a hand power auger. and i was wondering if theres a difference in the strikemaster or the eskimo since they are the same price?
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There are a couple of different strikemasters. The Lazer is the better one and of course more expensive. The Mora is cheaper and I think very difficult to use, but some people swear by them. I got an Eskimo barracuda 8" and did not like it. I then coughed up the money and bought a 6" Lazer at the end of the season last year and wish I had got that one in the first place. If you are going for 40# lakers you may need a 8" hole, but for most fishing the 6" hole is fine, and it is 100 times easier to use (which means you can drill 100 times more holes before wearing yourself out). I definitely would not buy another Eskimo based on my experience. I also think there is some variability in the quality of the blades on Eskimo's from what I hear. Another advantage of the Lazer is that strikemaster has a blade exchange program for sharpening them.
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whats so hard to use about the mora?? cuz i dont want to spend an extra 20 dollars on something thats just not worth it.
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I have a 6 inch Mora that with new blades cuts like a hot knife through butter and I certainly am not built like Arnold S...and we move a lot and cut a lot of holes through 20 inch Walden ice and can do it as fast as a lot of the power augers I see...we usually have two holes done and the nimrod is still working on his first with his power auger...good for you and more peaceful...also works as a warming up tool if you get cold...although I am trying to find a Nils Master auger locally...from all reports I have read they really cut with no effort...Ice Shanty.com and FishingMinnesota.com the boards there people swear by them...but they are pricey...
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I've got a 6" Nils Master. It is the best hand auger, by far, I've ever used. I got mine from Cabelas - they're quick on the shipping. John
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I have a 6 inch Mora that with new blades cuts like a hot knife through butter and I certainly am not built like Arnold S...and we move a lot and cut a lot of holes through 20 inch Walden ice and can do it as fast as a lot of the power augers I see...we usually have two holes done and the nimrod is still working on his first with his power auger...good for you and more peaceful...also works as a warming up tool if you get cold...although I am trying to find a Nils Master auger locally...from all reports I have read they really cut with no effort...Ice Shanty.com and FishingMinnesota.com the boards there people* swear by them...but they are pricey...

I'm gonna be "captain obvious" here. I ahve used a dull power auger and worked my #$s off and used a brand new sharp hand auger and zipped through thick ice...The moral is probably have a new sharp power auger...I have had a ton of luck with my nine year old Lazer mag 2000..O.K. I am done rambling
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