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Kushog
Posted: Feb 09, 2019 - 09:30 am


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Looking at buying a dewalt 20v lithium ion drill to use with the auger. Roughly how many holes can be drilled with a charge?

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Posted: Feb 09, 2019 - 09:41 am


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Depends on the batts, among many other things(thickness etc). How many amp-hrs are the batts rated for?

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Posted: Feb 09, 2019 - 09:48 am


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Depends on which battery you use and how thick the ice . a 5ah or the flexvolt 20/60v 6 amp you get around 40 to 70 holes in 12" of ice, but battery must be kept warm I take mine off and but in the hut or in an insulated bag with a hot paws pouch, l-ion batteries do not like the cold, i can't answer as to the 2 amp batteries how many holes. Also its important to buy a brushless drill way more efficiant, I would suggest the dewalt 996 3 speed hammer drill. I bought one this year and it rips threw the ice with an 8" mora. It has one of the highest inch/lbs of torque for dewalt at I think 850....the mil m18 fuel has 1200 but all my other tools are dewalt so i stuck with dewalt. Carefully select which drill you buy based on torque rateings, Tried to use a brushed regular m18 and it wouldnt cut. My dewalt has done 30 inches of ice no problem

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Posted: Feb 09, 2019 - 10:04 am


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QUOTE (Knuguy @ Feb 09, 2019 - 09:41 am)
Depends on the batts, among many other things(thickness etc). How many amp-hrs are the batts rated for?

Knuguy, am I right in thinking you recently bought a 2ah Rigid from Home Depot? If so, how has it been working for you?

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Posted: Feb 09, 2019 - 11:03 am


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I'm getting 30 holes with a 6 amp Milwaukee at 12 13 inches of ice . Plus I just got my blades sharpened. More amp hours more holes.

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Posted: Feb 09, 2019 - 11:06 am


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Hey Kushog,

I have been using my Makita 18v with the Clam plate and 6" auger and I have yet to go through a second battery in a day or could easily get 30-40 holes on 2 batteries. I always keep one in my inside pocket so it's a bit warmer. Cheers

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Posted: Feb 09, 2019 - 11:21 am


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QUOTE (Ice Newfie @ Feb 09, 2019 - 11:06 am)
Hey Kushog,

I have been using my Makita 18v with the Clam plate and 6" auger and I have yet to go through a second battery in a day or could easily get 30-40 holes on 2 batteries. I always keep one in my inside pocket so it's a bit warmer. Cheers

What amp hours is your battery though? That's the tell tale.

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Posted: Feb 09, 2019 - 11:23 am


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It depends how deep your pockets are joking aside Since I went with the M Fuel with 5a and 9a batteries I m not pulling my old jiffy around anymore due some research spend your money wisely good luck.THE BIGGER THE HOLE the more balls your drill needs LOL

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Posted: Feb 09, 2019 - 11:24 am


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QUOTE (fishbrain_jr @ Feb 09, 2019 - 11:21 am)
QUOTE (Ice Newfie @ Feb 09, 2019 - 11:06 am)
Hey Kushog,

I have been using my Makita 18v with the Clam plate and 6" auger and I have yet to go through a second battery in a day or could easily get 30-40 holes on 2 batteries. I always keep one in my inside pocket so it's a bit warmer. Cheers

What amp hours is your battery though? That's the tell tale.

Sorry I missed the fact you use 2 batteries for 30-40 holes. I'm going to guess you have 1.5ah or 2ah batteries.

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Posted: Feb 09, 2019 - 11:31 am


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Yeah I carry 4 because I had 2 sets but haven't ever had to use them all I carry 2x1.5 and 2x3s

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Posted: Feb 09, 2019 - 12:05 pm


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Oh and thanks for this thread I totally forgot they were still in my truck from the last trip ... Need to get them in and charge for tomorrow .... Come on whiteys

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Posted: Feb 10, 2019 - 12:07 am


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Got the clam anger plate with a 6 inch bit for it on this and am very happy. At $250:plus tax the price was decent i thought for the drill with 2x 5ah batteries as well. Never drained a 5ah yet but got about 170 inches of ice cut with my 2ah in my weaker Milwaukee.



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Posted: Feb 10, 2019 - 04:39 pm


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Hey guys thank you for the info, I appreciate it. I will do more research on what batteries come with the drill. I saw that the 5ah batteries were more than the drill itself.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2019 - 04:53 pm


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Yup, 20V max (Dewalt) you are god to go! DCD996 or equivalent is a good drill to go with. I think I got about 40 holes on a 5ah battery (8" auger, 16" ice).

I purchased the Milwaukee M18 Fuel from Home Depot, this is a power beast, more power than needed IMO. A second handle on your drill is a must for using an auger to drill holes in ice. The 2704 model of the M18 has a bad design for the second handle. While drilling holes in ice the handle ripped off part of the housing on the drill making the second handle unusable for me. Secondly the clutch on this drill is only for low torque fine adjustments so I had to put the drill on full drill mode and this is dangerous with all that torque if the auger grabs.

Purchased the Dewalt DCD996 new from pawn shop in Cambridge with two 5ah batteries, great price too! Clutch set on 9 stops when you hit water and you can punch it through, kick away snow, then reverse the drill to spin out the slush.

Using an 8" Swede-bore auger from Ctire, cuts great.

Purchased the rapala nordic electric ice drill adapter from Sail, bad idea. This 3/8" aluminum product sheered off while drilling a hole in the ice. Took back to Sail and they had two there, both broken in the same spot. Ordered a Brocraft Precision Ice Auger Adapter 1/2" stainless steel off amazon, very good product (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B077G8573L/ref=pe_3034960_236394800_TE_dp_1).

Lastly, I did add a 9" diameter - 1/4" plywood under the adapter and above the auger to stop auger from falling through the ice. DCD996 clutch has not loosened on me yet but this is free insurance.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2019 - 06:18 pm


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I used a Milwaukee M18 fuel today with a 5ah battery. 8" curved blade auger, drilled 27 holes, all with no less than 16" of ice. Battery still showed 2 out of 4 bars left in it. I'm sure it had another 15-20 holes left in her.

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