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simcoeslayer77
Posted: Feb 10, 2019 - 06:29 pm


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I just purchased the Makita 18v 481 with 1090 In/lbs of torque on Friday. I figured it was the best value for me as I already own 5 batteries. Its paired up with the nils 7" auger that is 4 or 5 years old now and has never had the cutting head sharpened. It cut through 18" of ice no problem. I was very impressed. No clam plate, but may consider buying one when the gen 3 comes out.

That Milwaukee fuel with two 5ah batteries for $299 is a steal


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Posted: Feb 10, 2019 - 06:30 pm


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7" nils. If batteries die you can still hand crank

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Posted: Feb 10, 2019 - 06:43 pm


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I bought the spreed dewalt hammer drill this year, as well because my other tools are dewalt. I have the 5amphr batteries, clam plate with an old 8" lazer auger. I got 15 holes out of 1 battery cutting through about 12" of ice. I carry 2 batteries with me so 30 holes a day is plenty. Same set up with a 6" lazer auger, I got 20 holes and did even show any use, 4 lights out of 4. That extra 2" dia is a lot more work. Oh yeah I always carry the handle with me as well

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Posted: Feb 10, 2019 - 06:58 pm


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Thanks guys for the info! Now I have to decide which to by and go shopping!

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Posted: Feb 10, 2019 - 07:15 pm


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QUOTE (simcoeslayer77 @ Feb 10, 2019 - 06:29 pm)
I just purchased the Makita 18v 481 with 1090 In/lbs of torque on Friday. I figured it was the best value for me as I already own 5 batteries. It

I got the same one as I have Makita tools and batteries, But got a referb from Makita in Whitby to save a few bucks.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2019 - 08:36 pm


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QUOTE (John 59 @ Feb 10, 2019 - 07:15 pm)
QUOTE (simcoeslayer77 @ Feb 10, 2019 - 06:29 pm)
I just purchased the Makita 18v 481 with 1090 In/lbs of torque on Friday.  I figured it was the best value for me as I already own 5 batteries. It

I got the same one as I have Makita tools and batteries, But got a referb from Makita in Whitby to save a few bucks.

Wish I knew about the refurbs! How much did you save?

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Chuck Enwinde
Posted: Feb 11, 2019 - 01:39 am


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QUOTE (Kushog @ Feb 10, 2019 - 07:58 pm)
Thanks guys for the info! Now I have to decide which to by and go shopping!

Just know the model # of the drill you want. It can get a little confusing in the store as most of the boxes look the same and DeWalt doesn't advertise the torque in ft/lbs. Pretty sure the beefy DeWalt is 996 and the M18 is 2804, but double check. I bought the Milwaukee and at the time it made more sense to buy a combo with another tool and battery.

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Kushog
Posted: Feb 11, 2019 - 09:49 am


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Thanks Chuck! Will do

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Quite a few drills will get the job done so look for deals. I bought a Ridgid hammer drill plus 1.5 A-Hr batts on a deal around Black Fri (i think). That is working for me so far since we tend not to drill any more than 10-15 holes. No doubt the Milwauke is a more powerful unit, but others above 6-700 in-lb will work. So think about how you fish and how many holes you would like to drill. Bear in mind, too, that the sharpness of the blades will have a big effect.

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Kushog
Posted: Feb 11, 2019 - 11:47 am


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Thanks Knuguy! I wasn't sure if the 1.5 ah batteries would be good , but glad to see that you can drill that many holes with it.Now the shopping begins!

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John 59
Posted: Feb 11, 2019 - 05:22 pm


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QUOTE (simcoeslayer77 @ Feb 10, 2019 - 08:36 pm)
QUOTE (John 59 @ Feb 10, 2019 - 07:15 pm)
QUOTE (simcoeslayer77 @ Feb 10, 2019 - 06:29 pm)
I just purchased the Makita 18v 481 with 1090 In/lbs of torque on Friday. I figured it was the best value for me as I already own 5 batteries. It

I got the same one as I have Makita tools and batteries, But got a referb from Makita in Whitby to save a few bucks.

Wish I knew about the refurbs! How much did you save?

It cost $150.00

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simcoeslayer77
Posted: Feb 11, 2019 - 11:20 pm


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Sweet deal... I'm really happy with the makita so far but yet to really work it hard... either way it beats hand cranking this time of year

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