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PATRICK R
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 02:06 PM 02/05/07 (CST)
I was fishing in the chisago area saturday had my auger blades freeze up several times. I was having trouble drilling holes several times after deciding to move around a bit. Anybody have any tricks to keep them clean and remove ice. I don't want to slam it down on the ice and bend or break parts like I have seen other do. I did get one 8.5 inch sunny and bunch of 8-10 crappies, but it sure was cold moving around from spot to spot. It was one of the few times I wished I had perm out on the ice rather than a portable. At least I could use my truck as a wind break.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 02:43 PM 02/05/07 (CST)
After you drill your hole drill another hole only do not go all of the way to water.It will dry off the blade that way.


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 04:28 PM 02/05/07 (CST)
great idea CK.. wink smiley
or you can try this
carry a soft rubber malet along with you that helps too any thing like a a Slag Hammer (used by welders) that might ether change the pitch and damage you cutting blades..


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 08:20 AM 02/06/07 (CST)
I'm still on the same blade that came with the auger from 6 years ago maybe 7.She still cuts great.Banging on the blade can cause the blade edge to curl ever so slightly.Then it will not cut as designed.
You'sd be better off holding the blade over the heater for 5 minutes if it got that bad.


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 02:07 PM 02/08/07 (CST)
Thanks for the tips guys!
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 07:50 PM 02/09/07 (CST)
not really related, but I had an eskimo 8 inch auger I bought new a long time ago. probably 12 years anyway.
I ran that auger for four years before I decided I needed to do something about the blades. it still cut, but not like when it was new.
I couldn't afford a new set of blades, so I thought I'd try sharpening them on a wet stone.
it worked great. only because of the design of the blades.
I worked on them for about ten minutes apiece and when I put them back on the auger, boy did that thing cut.
the hand sharpening did not last as long as the original hone, but only once a year did I have to sharpen them.
that blade used to build up ice between the point and the inner end of the blades. It would keep the blades from biting in on the ice.
I used to just give a smack on the back side of the blade mounting area. I do not recomend this method and the best way is to do it is to thaw them if they do build up.
the way I did it, works good, but you risk hitting the cutting edge of the blade. I did this and had to re sharpen them a bit early mad smiley
I did it myself.
boy I miss that auger.
finaly wore out the gear box. rounded the teeth right off of it.
found another one exactly like it, in pristine condition and on it's maiden trip to red lake, my buddy ran it over with his 3/4 ton truck!!
DOH!!
she still works, but this one resembles the old one now as it has the charachteristic "jiggle wobble" to it smile smiley


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