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I have an 8" lazer hand auger..... brand new too....... I've used it a couple times now and my last trip up to granby it started having issues.........first off...... it performed very well and cut with ease when I first got it but now it doesn't seem to bite down as good and I'm having to put a great amount of pressure on it in order for it to work....... like I said...... it used to cut with little effort but now it's soo hard to get one hole done....... I heard the blades may be the issue......Chinese verse Swedish........ I'm not looking at the auger right at the moment and can't tell you what kind of blades are on it...... it does say made in Sweden...... on the shaft......since your not able to see it for yourself I am looking for any help as to get this auger to work properly....... thanks for your help
 

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Not sure how many holes you drilled this season, but your blades are dull.

Get a new set or better yet get the ones you have sharpened.
 

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Did you happen to bang it down on the ice at all... May be clear off the ice? Let someone else use your auger?? LOL Just thinking it might be bent?

I wouldn't think they would dull so fast but I guess it's possible.... you fish Georgetown at all?
 

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Colo Mac, It happens if you use your auger a lot.

Try and be religious about keeping the cover on the blades when not in use, don't bang it down the holes.



Buy a fresh set and have the originals sharpened, that way you have 2 sets, so when the ones on the screw get dull, you can switch out and get the dull set sharpened.
 

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dull blades. or chipped like chaz said. even the most minor chip will mess it up. always make sure to carry a spare set.
stock up in the off season when they are cheaper.
make sure they are swedish
 

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Dont fish georgetown ever and if you do use Pats fan's auger...
 

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I hear Pats fan's have augers with softer grips for hanging onto better, plus they don't throw you the auger when you're 1 yard away from them...
I hear Pats fans have limp wrists period!!!
 

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Thanks for your help guys......... Once I get it working right I'm going to baby it.......great auger and usually cuts just as good as my 6" Eskimo.......I need a bigger hole though for lakers
 

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I had a brand new never used 8" Lazer up at St. Marys one time. It cut 1 hole then got real hard to turn. Dirt from the wind ate it alive.
 

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Checked my blades.........there made in Sweden.........I also checked to see if the blades were dull or chipped......very sharp.........the couple chips I can see are so small...... a couple of hairs would fill em.........and I've only drilled about 50 holes in its lifetime...... bought it brand new at the start of the season........What should I do....... try new blades anyways.......
 

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I would contact strikemaster they shouldnt be dull after 50 holes...my mora when trout fishing can do 50 holes a day...or more...
 

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They are dull. An 8" is a million times harder to turn than a 6" so even the tiniest bit of dullness will be magnified!
 
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