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Trophy Strike electric auger

Post By: Raskal      Posted: 10/8/2019 11:04:47 AM     Points: 2624    
Anyone have any experience (good or bad) with the Trophy Strike 107387 120V Li-Ion Cordless Ice Auger ? I see it's quite a bit cheaper than the ION but there may be reason for that ???
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Oct. 8, 2:08:00 PM     Points: 5992    
First time I ever heard about that brand. The Ion has great reviews.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Oct. 8, 7:31:38 PM     Points: 5735    
I canít say anything for this auger as I donít own one. The reviews online seem to be pretty good. Sounds like it has a few Flaws but what auger doesnít. Looks to be a newer auger. Either give it a season or two to see if some of the problems show up or buy one and find out for your self.

 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Oct. 8, 7:48:26 PM     Points: 5992    
GoNe_FiShin_11 gives good advice on this one. Let the FNG do some homework this winter. You might find out why its cheaper than other augers. As with most sporting goods,you will find cheaper usually cost as much or more than the good gear because after the cheap one fails you go out and buy the good gear,now you have paided about one and a half times the price of a good gear . . .plus the time lost and maybe a screwed up trip to fish gone to the trash.
Can you get by this winter without a new auger? Got any buddies that have power augers you can buddie up with this winter?I know the urge to buy is hard to live with,but this may be a reason to wait.
Tough Question . . .even tougher answer.
BTW . . .go look around U-Tube and see if there are any reviews/demo's.

 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Oct. 8, 7:56:06 PM     Points: 5992    
U-Tube has a ton of vidio's on that auger . . . .looks like its a good unit.
Go kick some tires on U-Tube . . .
I watch one video about the 120V Trophy strike . . . .I like the way the cutting blades are in a round hoop.I'd think the 120V would be a beast?
 Reply by: Raskal      Posted: Oct. 9, 8:22:45 AM     Points: 2624    
Thanks guys ... I've seen the videos and the reviews --- they all seem positive. It is a Colorado company so I may just get one and 'kick the wheels' ... if I do I'll let you know.
 Reply by: Raskal      Posted: Oct. 10, 10:37:56 AM     Points: 2624    
Sighhhh --- I have no will power ! I just saw the 8 inch ION Auger on Sportsmans Warehouse site for $445 and couldn't resist. So the Trophy Strike will go untested by me (it is made in China BTW).
 Reply by: Raskal      Posted: Oct. 10, 10:41:29 AM     Points: 2624    
Anyone wanna by a used gas auger cheap ? The only problem with is that it does have slow gas leak if you store it upright ... I solved that by emptying it before I store it. It's a Strikemaster Mag 2000 - 8 1/4 inch ice auger and usually starts on the second pull. Interested drop me an email at Jerryrask@hotmail.com.
 Reply by: nodak kid      Posted: Oct. 11, 8:04:34 PM     Points: 362    
I have the Strikemaster 40 volt lithium ion in the 10" auger. Absolutely impressed. I ice fish ND quite a bit. Flawless through 40" of ice. Works great in real cold. My eleven year old son can drill holes with it. I highly recommend the strikemaster 10" if your in the market. Just my thoughts. 6 weeks and we'll be on hard water.