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Augers
« on: December 18, 2011, 12:12:35 PM »
So whats everyone using for an auger ? I've been using a hand auger for ever and am due for a change. I've been leaning towards an electric auger , maybe a strikemaster , jiffy or icegator if I can find a gator dealer .

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Re: Augers
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 12:34:00 PM »
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Re: Augers
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 09:06:11 PM »
I run a 5hp 10" Jiffy for my main fishing I lke it. Its only a couple years old and it doesn't have a lot of use on it yet maybe a few hundred holes its been fine so far. Took a while for me to get it tuned just right but its been good since then. I also have an older 3hp, 8" that has been to the fathest reaches and back riding on the front of my quad,, that thing has been one tough sob of an auger. That old machine still runs like a top, looks like heck but runs like a charm. Personely I have had good luck with Jiffy and have no reason to switch.

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Re: Augers
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 09:08:03 AM »
I have a Jiffy.  I have the 3hp and would definitely recommend going for the bigger hp.  Mine handles the ice just fine but the larger hp cuts the holes quite a bit faster.  Its amazing how it starts with just a couple pulls each winter after sitting in the corner of the garage untouched for 9-10 months at a time.

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Re: Augers
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2011, 08:36:35 PM »
I just picked up an Eskimo Stingray. It's a great auger for the price.

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Re: Augers
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 09:24:49 PM »
Been using 10" Jiffy's for years. Never let me down. They start and run from -40 to above zero no problem. I've found running Optimol oil eliminates plug fouling. Was a challenge finding the sweet spot setting up the carb on my new one, but once found, runs awesome.

I bought a 10" Lazer for work. Haven't used it a ton, but one thing I do like is the low gearing. It turns at a lower rpm, but seems to cut as well as or better than the Jiffy's.

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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 11:09:02 PM »
I have had a strikemaster mag 2000 for 3 years or so now. It is light weight, quiet and cuts holes plenty fast enough for me. Starts up pretty good in any weather to.
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Re: Augers
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 11:13:33 AM »
I just picked up an Eskimo Stingray. It's a great auger for the price.

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Andy, i bought the mako 43cc from costco last year and so far no problems. I still have a old strikemaster that is probably 30yrs old and still runs like a charm.

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Re: Augers
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2011, 02:00:13 PM »
Up until last year I was twisting a hand auger but the arthritis was making it hard to do multiple holes. I finally took the plunge last Feb. and bought a Jiffy Stealth from BPS. I haven't used it enough to say if it's good but it has started by the second pull every time I used it and it cuts plenty fast for me.

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Re: Augers
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 08:09:36 PM »
got an eskimo for christmas. my buddy bought the same model 3 years ago and it has just performed for him... no nonsense with it and cuts like a charm... ive drilled about 100 holes since ive had mine and im very impressed with it... when its cold 2 pumps on the primer bulb and full choke... starts right up... the rest of the day one pull and it starts like a champ

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Re: Augers
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 09:09:26 PM »
I run a Strikemaster 2.5 Lazer Mag.  It's the best auger I have ever owned, and runs like a dream.  It's way faster than a Jiffy with their chipper system.  I do prefer the Strikemasters because of the dual blade system.  I have an 8 and 10 inch leg for mine and switch out depending on species. 


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Re: Augers
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2012, 09:08:23 AM »
i picked up the Mako from costco a couple of years ago now. works great, wasnt to pricey either.

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Re: Augers
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 12:41:17 PM »
So whats everyone using for an auger ? I've been using a hand auger for ever and am due for a change. I've been leaning towards an electric auger , maybe a strikemaster , jiffy or icegator if I can find a gator dealer .

I have an Icegator, with good batteries fully charged, there isn't a gas auger that can keep up to it.  The only thing I don't like about it is that its an 8", and I prefer a 10" for sight fishing. 

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Re: Augers
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2012, 01:31:47 PM »
I've got an old Eskimo I picked up from a member on the other forum for $75.  It's an Ice Storm 33 and pretty much looks like a Stingray, before it was called the Stingray.  The leg is a bit bent so it's got a slight wobble, but it runs amazing.

If it ever dies I'll likely replace it with another Eskimo.
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Re: Augers
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2013, 04:05:39 PM »
I got a Eskimo Mako for Christmas in 2010 and love it.

A coupe of days ago I filled it up with fresh gas and it started on the second pull,yeah that surprised me a bit since it hadn't been fired up since last winter.

Still thinking about changing out the 8 inch bore for a 10 inch tho. ;)

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Re: Augers
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2013, 04:48:34 PM »
10 inch Jiffy 3hp
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Re: Augers
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2013, 09:44:12 AM »
8" inch Jiffy 3hp
my auger's pushing 20 years old and it still outperforms new ones with smaller engines!!
jiffys are bulletproof and last forever!!!
i DO like the new electrics too tho....
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