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Old 12-27-2019, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well guys, looks like the gas engine on the old Strikemaster is blown. With the experience on this board I figure someone will have a good suggestion for replacement. So, tell me what I should replace it with and why. Keep in mind I might average about 5 ice trips a year.
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thats going to depend on where your going to go. knowing you probably in the mountains fishing for lakers, if thats the case id just buy another one. if you need one in the mean time you can use mine its a eight inch strike master, runs pretty good I just dont use it anymore cause most of my icing is down here using the drill and Milwaukee drill let me know if you need it
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Old 12-27-2019, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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5 trips a year? If a 6" hand auger won't cut it, go with guys who have a gas auger and buy 'em breakfast.
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These are supposedly the shiznit these days.

If I had your money Iíd prolly try one , but alas Iím a cheep skate and just bought a 6 inch hand drill, though I may adapt it it my Milwaukee ..


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K drills suck! Just snag a Mora, Lazer, or Nero with a Clam plate and Milwaukee Fuel or some other brushless drill.
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K drills suck! .


Well thatís pretty strong.

Surely thereís a reason for that opinion?


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Old 12-27-2019, 11:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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5 trips a year? Why even bother?
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Old 12-28-2019, 12:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
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5 trips a year? Why even bother?
Well, my fishing buddy (Dad) passed away earlier this month. For the foreseeable future, my days off work will be spent taking care of my elderly mother who misses her husband of 69 years very much.

Do you have a reliable auger suggestion for me that doesn't cost and arm and a leg?
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Well, my fishing buddy (Dad) passed away earlier this month. For the foreseeable future, my days off work will be spent taking care of my elderly mother who misses her husband of 69 years very much.



Do you have a reliable auger suggestion for me that doesn't cost and arm and a leg?


This auger is really great. Iíve had mine for over 13 years still just as good as the day I bought it. (Iíve changed the blades of course)


StrikeMaster MD-8 Ice Fishing Mora Hand Auger, 8-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00030AHCS..._WB0bEbF0GQ4W6

If your arm gets tired you can use this for relief.

Frozen Lines Ice Auger Drill Adapter II 304 Stainless Steel II Suitable for All Major Ice Auger Brands II FREE - Expert Ice Fishing Hints & Tips Online Guides II https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SYK2ZS2..._9M0bEbQWKNNHE

Of course your gonna need a drill for this. I use my drill. This is my drill I use at work this one is 3 years now running strong.

Hilti 2109829Cordless drill driver SF 10W-A22 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079XX24JK..._lQ0bEbVJF8YYK


If the ice is really thick try using this.

Clam 109561 Drill Auger Extension - 16" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJXWLX2..._mJ0bEb7ZCPQHV

I hope this helps.
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Sorry to hear about your Dad, Pikester. Great that you fished with him while you could.
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