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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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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 I’d prolly try one , but alas I’m 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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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. I’ve had mine for over 13 years still just as good as the day I bought it. (I’ve changed the blades of course)


StrikeMaster MD-8 Ice Fishing Mora Hand Auger, 8-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00030AHCS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_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/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_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/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lQ0bEbVJF8YYK


If the ice is really thick try using this.

Clam 109561 Drill Auger Extension - 16" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJXWLX2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_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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So you’ve got Littlemac’s kind and generous offer.

You already have the auger part from your Strikemaster so you can reuse that either with a drill adapter and your Milwaukee drill or a different power head. I’ve got two I can sell, Strikemaster two stroke or four stroke $100 your choice. I don’t use gas anymore ‘cause I like my Strikemaster 50volt.

If you don’t own the 1200ft/lb Milwaukee drill you are missing out. :smile:
 

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Looks like your getting taken care of, kudos guys.

My sincere condolences Pikester.


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


StrikeMaster MD-8 Ice Fishing Mora Hand Auger, 8-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00030AHCS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_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/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_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/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lQ0bEbVJF8YYK


If the ice is really thick try using this.

Clam 109561 Drill Auger Extension - 16" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJXWLX2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mJ0bEb7ZCPQHV

I hope this helps.
Aaron


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I forgot to mention my condolences to you and the family about your dad passing.

I actually use this adapter ,

https://www.fishusa.com/Ice-Master-Ice-Auger-Power-Drill-Conversion-Kit


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Thanks, guys. I really appreciate the help. I could certainly go buy an auger but I just wanted an idea of what set-up might be best for my situation.

I appreciate the condolences. Life had become pretty miserable for dad health wise. When the end came it came pretty quickly. That was a blessing.
 

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Just snag a Mora, Lazer, or Nero with a Clam plate and Milwaukee Fuel or some other brushless drill.
I would 2nd this! Milwaukee/Mora has been an excellent set up the past 2 years! Plus, its my Mora than I bet I've had at least 25 years now! Got a 7in, Nero that I plan on trying out this year ;)

Sorry to hear about your dad.
 

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Pikester, you can have my gas auger, it has 8 and 9 inch cutting heads. The 9 inch blades need sharpened.
 

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Just used my 7" Nero on a 2703 M18 with side handle. Cuts easier than my 6" mora. I freekin LOVE it! ABSOLUTELY no need for the clam plate.
 

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Just used my 7" Nero on a 2703 M18 with side handle. Cuts easier than my 6" mora. I freekin LOVE it! ABSOLUTELY no need for the clam plate.
So, if I have 7" great cutting clam plate driven by a higher end brushless Dewalt drill, with extensions for thick ice, hold or sell?
 

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So, if I have 7" great cutting clam plate driven by a higher end brushless Dewalt drill, with extensions for thick ice, hold or sell?
hold Ter, never know when you might need "more power"! ;D
 
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