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Posted: Oct 31, 2018 - 05:58 pm


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Hammer mode makes the drill create pulses or hammers if you will, downward onto the bit. This function is used to drill holes in concrete and rock and other similar substrates.
This function is not required nor recommended when drilling ice because the agrressiveness of the auger blades and a bit of pressure from above is all that is required to advance you auger into the ice.
However you need to purchase a hammer drill because the drills that include this function are the tougher/strongest of the bunch and you will need that strength and more importantly torque to drill 6/8” holes into the ice. Low and slow is the gearing and speed required.

Fuel is simply Milwaukee's brand name for they’re best and more importantly brushless lineup of tools.

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Posted: Oct 31, 2018 - 06:50 pm


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You don't need it pounding the ice, do you bang your auger up and down when your hand drilling? Low speed has the highest torque and that is all you need.

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Posted: Oct 31, 2018 - 09:57 pm


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Some brands seem to have a drill they call 'compact' plus a similar drill not called 'compact'. Does anyone understand the dif?

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Posted: Nov 01, 2018 - 07:39 am


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Usually the compacts are their homeowner grade. I used a Milwaukee compact with a 6 inch auger for a couple of years and it worked great. I did end up getting a fuel combo but it was only because a deal came along and I'd been wanting a hammer drill for around the house anyway. If your wanting to spin an 8 inch auger you don't want to buy a compact drill. 6 inch is no problem, with Milwaukee anyway.

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Posted: Nov 02, 2018 - 07:25 pm


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Milwaukee M18 Fuel with their new 18v 12 amp battery and a 6 or 8” Kdrill is all you’ll ever need. No need for a cumbersome Clam Plate that adds weight. I run a 6” Kdrill with a Milwaukee 5amp battery and have never had to even change to a fresh battery after drilling holes all day. Best set up ever !

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Posted: Nov 03, 2018 - 12:08 pm


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I'm sure that a K drill is great, but I took my $50 cheapy manual auger that I already had, bought a $100 clam plate, made my own extension and can cut nearly 50 holes through a foot of ice on a 5ah battery. Last I saw a k drill was $300 plus, cabelas.ca is asking $440 just for the drill. I also far prefer using the handles on a clam plate as I used a cheap auger adapter without handles before and the clam is way better. The k drill is neat, but the price is pretty hefty for what it is.

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Posted: Nov 03, 2018 - 12:40 pm


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I did a test with a Milwaukee fuel drill using a 6amp battery with a 8" auger. I drilled 48 holes in 13" of ice one after another non stop . The drill did not heat up or cut out on me untill i ran out of juice . I was really impressed!
I have also drilled 2ft plus of us many times to with no issues with this set up . Thats my 2 cents.

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Posted: Nov 03, 2018 - 12:50 pm


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I like my holes 10 inches....has anyone attempted that with a hydro/drill?

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Posted: Nov 11, 2018 - 07:33 pm


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I have a 10" Jiffy, retired it for Milwaukee fuel and use 4ah batteries. at least 40 each 2'-0" holes per battery, cuts in 1-2 seconds, way faster than the jiffy.

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Posted: Nov 12, 2018 - 09:14 am


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I got this from CanTire - Mastercraft 20V Max Li-Ion Cordless Dril. I needed a new one asap to finish my house work. I hope it works on my auger.

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Posted: Nov 12, 2018 - 10:14 am


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QUOTE (Gone4Fishn @ Nov 12, 2018 - 09:14 am)
I got this from CanTire - Mastercraft 20V Max Li-Ion Cordless Dril.  I needed a new one asap to finish my house work.  I hope it works on my auger.

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No that will not work, you need to return that drill.

" delivering up to 115 in-lbs of torque"
It is a SUPER LIGHT duty tool, i would be careful even using it to drill into wood!!! How are they pricing that at $120?!?!?!


I would recommend at least 400 lbs of torque for a 6 inch. 650+ for an 8 inch.
This Rigid drill is $130 delivers 650 lbs of torque and both the drill and batteries have a lifetime warranty.


(if you do end up trying it please take a video i'd like to see how long it would lasts before it starts smoking)





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Posted: Nov 12, 2018 - 10:49 am


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QUOTE (kingphoenix @ Nov 12, 2018 - 10:14 am)
QUOTE (Gone4Fishn @ Nov 12, 2018 - 09:14 am)
I got this from CanTire - Mastercraft 20V Max Li-Ion Cordless Dril.  I needed a new one asap to finish my house work.  I hope it works on my auger.

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No that will not work, you need to return that drill.

" delivering up to 115 in-lbs of torque"
It is a SUPER LIGHT duty tool, i would be careful even using it to drill into wood!!! How are they pricing that at $120?!?!?!


I would recommend at least 400 lbs of torque for a 6 inch. 650+ for an 8 inch.
This Rigid drill is $130 delivers 650 lbs of torque and both the drill and batteries have a lifetime warranty.


(if you do end up trying it please take a video i'd like to see how long it would lasts before it starts smoking)

I'm still going to try it. I bought this drill just for home use.
If it fails I will get the recommended drill that's being said on this thread.

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Posted: Nov 12, 2018 - 11:38 am


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Top of the line Milwaukee drill has 1200 ft lbs of torque which is 10x more that this drill. Just saying...

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Posted: Nov 12, 2018 - 12:03 pm


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QUOTE (kingphoenix @ Nov 12, 2018 - 11:14 am)
QUOTE (Gone4Fishn @ Nov 12, 2018 - 09:14 am)
I got this from CanTire - Mastercraft 20V Max Li-Ion Cordless Dril.  I needed a new one asap to finish my house work.  I hope it works on my auger.

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No that will not work, you need to return that drill.

" delivering up to 115 in-lbs of torque"
It is a SUPER LIGHT duty tool, i would be careful even using it to drill into wood!!! How are they pricing that at $120?!?!?!


I would recommend at least 400 lbs of torque for a 6 inch. 650+ for an 8 inch.
This Rigid drill is $130 delivers 650 lbs of torque and both the drill and batteries have a lifetime warranty.


(if you do end up trying it please take a video i'd like to see how long it would lasts before it starts smoking)

I just bought that Home Depot kit. It says 'compact', but it's brushless and called a 'hammer' drill so I hope it will be sturdy enough.

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Posted: Nov 12, 2018 - 12:05 pm


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QUOTE (Gone4Fishn @ Nov 12, 2018 - 11:49 am)
QUOTE (kingphoenix @ Nov 12, 2018 - 10:14 am)
QUOTE (Gone4Fishn @ Nov 12, 2018 - 09:14 am)
I got this from CanTire - Mastercraft 20V Max Li-Ion Cordless Dril.  I needed a new one asap to finish my house work.  I hope it works on my auger.

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No that will not work, you need to return that drill.

" delivering up to 115 in-lbs of torque"
It is a SUPER LIGHT duty tool, i would be careful even using it to drill into wood!!! How are they pricing that at $120?!?!?!


I would recommend at least 400 lbs of torque for a 6 inch. 650+ for an 8 inch.
This Rigid drill is $130 delivers 650 lbs of torque and both the drill and batteries have a lifetime warranty.


(if you do end up trying it please take a video i'd like to see how long it would lasts before it starts smoking)

I'm still going to try it. I bought this drill just for home use.
If it fails I will get the recommended drill that's being said on this thread.

Check your waranty before you burn out that drill. That's what some call a 'picture hanging' drill. I have a lightwt Bosch and I like it for around the house but it's no good for an auger.

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