Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11 Posted: Nov. 18, 9:31:17 AM Points: 14121
Yard dogs - I love the k drill. This thing will rip through anything. It just choose through the ice. Whatís great is there is no grab at the end of the hole like most augers do. You know the one where the auger almost throws you ove or breaks your wrist. None of that. You can also cut open old holes without issues. Also cut a hole into another one if you need too. I even hit a rock last year with it and still cut holes afterwards. I found I can sharpen the blades myself which is nice donít have to send them off.
Down side is the blades donít last as long as Iíd hopped. Began to doll fairly quick. I punch a lot of holes so I guess thats a given. One other thing is that it takes more power to turn so it uses more battery in the deeper ice. Mine is powered by a Milwaukee brushless hammer drill. Love this drill. Iím gonna buy a 9oah battery for it this year.
Thank you for your honest opinion/review. I was thinking about the K-Drill a few years ago but did a lot of research things like weight diameter really mattered for me since I like to sometimes hike to crazy places up mountains so needed something light. I decided to go with a Pistol Bit Auger by Eskimo. Basschaser on this forum had a lot to do with convincing me to go with it. I paired it with a drill that is heavier then the auger, maybe not the best idea but man I've been rippingthrough ice no issues. 6 inch auger almost cost me a 34 inch laker so i'm upgrading this year to a 8 inch auger..
Yard dogs- last year I got on some really solid ice that was about 10 inches thick. I punched maybe 20 holes and had 2 bars left on my drill. I am figuring I can get roughly 30 to 40 holes on 10 inches of ice. Thatís per a battery. I have the 2 - 5 oah batteries that came with the drill.