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Hey guys,
Bought a clam adapter for my ice auger and was thinking of this drill. Seems the 20V should do the trick. What are your thoughts?
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Personally i wouldnt use it with anything that isnt lithium..... Also I wouldnt suggest Black and Decker LOL. I could be wrong but my last experience with black and decker products is that they barely get the job done(And that was a small house repair that required light drilling and screwing).... And you dont want to be in that situation on the ice.
 

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I have a Milwaukee M18 Fuel and just bought the Clam adapter, as well. Should work well with my 6" StrikeMaster. Especially since A-town rarely gets more than 8 inches of ice.
 

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Thanks,
I too am leery of the B&D but it is a Lithium and 20V and I only fish the metro lakes so at the price it seemed ok , but I don't want to buy one twice. I already own a Dewalt 18V but was thinking for the price it would be worthwhile as a dedicated ice fishing drill. Sounds like I need to shop around a bit.
 

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The thing you need to find is the torque. I understand not wanting to tie a Dewalt up all winter. I looked at B&D's website and couldn't find the torque spec for that drill. You want 500+ inch lbs.
 

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Thanks for all the info everyone. After all the research I'm finding that the Voltage isn't as important as I thought, but the Torque has to be there.
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Gary

After reading through multiple threads on ice shanty where people that have them speaking to which one is best...here is your winner winner chicken dinner...725 pounds of torque...they throw in a free 4amp hr lithium battery for a total of 3 batteries the charger and the drill...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M18-FUEL-18-Volt-Brushless-1-2-in-Hammer-Drill-Driver-XC-Battery-Kit-with-Free-M18-XC-4-Ah-Battery-2604-22-48-11-1840/203353357
Like this: 7 inches of ice in 3-4 seconds.

 

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This is what I'm gonna use...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-Volt-ONE-1-2-in-Cordless-Lithium-Ion-Drill-Kit-with-2-Batteries-P817/203406858?N=5yc1vZc27f#specifications

I have the old version of this drill and put it through hell. after 8 years of hard use, I bought the new version. The lithium batteries are great and have a meter on them to check how much juice you have left. The torque is outstanding and actually rated higher than the comparable Dewalt in a test. I will be trying it this season for the first time, so i will report back.

My feelings are, for $79, if it has the torque and works well, no way you spend $200+ on the Milwakee or Dewalt. The others would have to last 3x as long to make it worth it.
 

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In my experience with Ryobi vs makita/milwaukee... Is that they are 3 times better... of course my experience is from a few years ago so they may make a better product now..... For $79 its prob. worth a try. Def. let us know how it goes!!
 

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This is what I'm gonna use...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-Volt-ONE-1-2-in-Cordless-Lithium-Ion-Drill-Kit-with-2-Batteries-P817/203406858?N=5yc1vZc27f#specifications

I have the old version of this drill and put it through hell. after 8 years of hard use, I bought the new version. The lithium batteries are great and have a meter on them to check how much juice you have left. The torque is outstanding and actually rated higher than the comparable Dewalt in a test. I will be trying it this season for the first time, so i will report back.

My feelings are, for $79, if it has the torque and works well, no way you spend $200+ on the Milwakee or Dewalt. The others would have to last 3x as long to make it worth it.
This.
 

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I've burned up 2 -36 volt bosch drills, just keep in your drill will wear out if you use it much.
 

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Gary

After reading through multiple threads on ice shanty where people that have them speaking to which one is best...here is your winner winner chicken dinner...725 pounds of torque...they throw in a free 4amp hr lithium battery for a total of 3 batteries the charger and the drill...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M18-FUEL-18-Volt-Brushless-1-2-in-Hammer-Drill-Driver-XC-Battery-Kit-with-Free-M18-XC-4-Ah-Battery-2604-22-48-11-1840/203353357
You can buy it factory reconditioned for $199 with two batteries...save a hundred..or new and add a battery or tool up to $129 for $299.

http://www.cpooutlets.com/milwaukee-2604-22-m18-fuel-18v-cordless-lithium-ion-hammer-drill-with-xc-batteries/miln2604-22,default,pd.html?start=11&cgid=hammer-drills
 

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I've burned up 2 -36 volt bosch drills, just keep in your drill will wear out if you use it much.
Rigid has a lifetime warranty on their drill and batteries as long as you register the product and are the original owner..Burn it up ...take it in..battery craps out..get another for free...forever.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-X4-18-Volt-1-2-in-Cordless-Hammer-Drill-Driver-Kit-R8611501K/202581836

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=289952.0
 

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Geeziz christ buy a fucking real auger for $300 fucking dollars-
 

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I was waiting for Slayer to chime in with another beauty!!!
I have a jiffy but I'm too old to lug it around any more, looking for lighter and easier these days. : )
 
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