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Posted: Feb 15, 2019 - 10:00 am


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QUOTE (BootiusMaximus @ Feb 13, 2019 - 01:05 pm)
Ive got an 18v Ridgid with the 1.5 batts, got about 4 holes per battery through 14" of ice(8" auger).

No wonder. With a 1.5ah ONLY battery you obviously can't drill 20 holes through 14" ice with an 8" auger!

(I always carry TWO Milwaukee M18 not 1.5ah but 9.0ah batteries:-)

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Posted: Feb 15, 2019 - 10:01 am


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https://www.amazon.ca/DEWALT-DCD996P2-Lithi...d/dp/B01DR90NA2

got this earlier this season Dewalt 996. Works great just used with a cheap auger adapter from ct and old hand auger. Finn bore blades are much better and i can make two overlapping holes . has attachment to use two hand and drills holes like nothing. 2 5ah included have yet to go through one in a day. milwaukee may be better but probably double the price for a similar combo with batteries.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2019 - 03:39 pm


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QUOTE (BootiusMaximus @ Feb 13, 2019 - 01:05 pm)
QUOTE (FisherGirl4Life @ Feb 12, 2019 - 02:44 pm)
I've done a lot of research on augers this year and the basic advice I've found with the drills is don't use anything less than 18v.  After that, it's all about the batteries.  I've got a Ridgid 18v that I've been testing with the 1.5ah batteries, and the $16 Rapala drill adapter (best flippin' $16 I've ever spent!), and I have been over-the-moon-happy with it's performance.  'll be asking for the 9ah batteries for my birthday for next year's fishing season.

I WAS looking at the electric augers they have out now, but after comparing prices on battery replacements, and seeing how well the 18v does, there's no comparison.

How many holes can you punch through with the 1.5?

Ive got an 18v Ridgid with the 1.5 batts, got about 4 holes per battery through 14" of ice(8" auger). Next day I went and bought the 2 pack of 5Ah. Carrying all these batteries is gonna be fun!

You're right. I can't get far with the 1.5 ah batteries. Maybe 6, 8" holes in 18 inches per battery. I just wanted to test the drill idea before deciding whether or not to buy a power auger or just get the more powerful batteries. Makes far more sense financially to just get the better batteries for me.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2019 - 03:43 pm


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For me, that's enough---I use a 6" so I get a few more.

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