Reply by: Lefty2053 Posted: Jan. 12, 4:16:37 AM Points: 1180
It doesn't matter which one you use for drilling through the ice. If it jams at the hole the more torque it has the easier your wrist will snap.If you go with torque better get a Clam Plate. I use a Ridgid 700 Inch Pound and it runs a 7" Nero Mini auger just fine. Drills about 2" a second.
Reply by: D-Zilla Posted: Jan. 12, 6:25:57 AM Points: 1712
I've got the dewalt 20v brushless, and I've got no issues with anything, except included battery size. I still manage 8-10 holes per charge with the tiny buggers, but I would LOVE to have the bigger batteries.
For the price, it beats drilling by hand! The torque WILL kick your butt though if you aren't ready for it.
Reply by: Swampy13 Posted: Jan. 12, 8:21:59 AM Points: 14
Another ford/chevy/dodge question. Get one that has a lot of torque and get a clam plate. I have a Milwaukee Fuel and the clam plate. I put an 8" nils on it. Last week I drilled over 40 holes in 12" ice and still had two levels showing on the battery.
I've seen most of these drill in action and really are worth using. I would like to see this test with some of higher end drill that we are using. I was lucky enough to get a Milwaukee fuel 18v this year. I gotta to say I love this thing.
One thing about the high torque drills and breaking your wrist. The clam plate may be next on the list. I met a guy on the ice with the 8inch kdrill. I gotta say I was digging that auger. There was no bite at the end of the hole like what you get with every other auger I have used. That thing just ripped right threw the ice like nothing.