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The Ice Master Ice Auger/Power Drill Conversion Kits make converting your hand auger into a power is as easy as inserting a drill bit into your drill! The affordable Ice Master adapters turn your existing power drill and ice auger into a easy-to-configure power auger!

These Adapters will work with any cordless power drill, but 18.0 volt or higher drills are recommended. The Adapter fits 1/2" drill chucks.

The Ice Master features the exclusive "ADAPTER RETAINER". This feature protects the auger from falling through the ice (to the bottom of the lake) if the chuck comes loose. In addition, it takes the stress off the drill chuck from the weight of the auger.

We carry the following Ice Master Ice Auger/Power Drill Conversion Kits:

The StrikeMaster/Eskimo Adapter works with StrikeMaster Mora and Lazer hand augers and Eskimo Standard and Barracuda hand augers. Please note that newer model Eskimo hand augers may require the pin hole of the Ice Master unit to be enlarged. Two-piece kit.

The Nils USA Adapter works with Nils USA hand augers. This three-piece kit includes a large nut & bolt for use with this make of auger only.

Reviews
Review Summary
4.4
( 56 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.91%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (27), Casual/ Recreational (9), Beginner (2), Avid Angler (2), Advanced (2)
Pros
Easy To Use (36)
Functional (25)
Durable (21)
Easy To Maintain (20)
Lightweight (6)
Cons
None (7)
Poor Design (3)
Poor Construction (2)
none (2)
Best Uses
Ice Fishing (23)
Fresh Water (9)
DRILLING HOLES IN ICE (3)
Traveling (2)
Ice fishing (2)

Works great.
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Buyer
Saline,MI
About Me:
Not Specified
This product has worked awesome. The smaller the auger attachment the better.
Pros: None Specified
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
HANDY PRODUCT
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Buyer
Idaho
About Me:
Not Specified
The product itself works great so as far as the rating goes it gets a 5 fish/star rating. Matched up to my auger beautifully. I skimped on the auger and it tended to wallow a hole rather than cut a nice clean one which I could do better by hand. Going slow and not putting too much pressure is definitely the way to go as others have advised as well. I've seen several others try to mimic this product with homemade versions and it causes a lot of grief. Spend the $25 bucks and you won't have to worry about it, especially when it's cold and sometimes uncomfortable on the ice. Just one less thing to deal with.
Pros: Fits like a glove, Easy to use
Cons: None
Best Uses: None Specified
Ice Master Drill Conversion Kit
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Buyer
About Me:
Not Specified
This system actually works. Of course if you live in Mn like I do, might want to pick up that extension too.
Pros: None Specified
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
great price,shipping,and speed!
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Buyer
United States
About Me:
Not Specified
Nice unit, works good compact, light weight although it could be a bit longer so one could get their hand on the chuck to tighten, just make sure your tightened on the flats and keep the elastic over the drill!
Pros: Easy To Use, Functional, Lightweight
Cons: Poor Design
Best Uses: None Specified
Excellent auger adapter
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Buyer
About Me:
Not Specified
This auger adapter is well made and seems very true in alignment when drilling. It has a well thought out safety device if your auger should slip out of drill chuck. Some others have a metal rod or metal disc which rotates with auger. It might cause one a injury
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
great product
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Buyer
MIchigan
About Me:
Advanced
fished for sixty years
I ordered on Wednesday had it in time to fish on sat. Thanks Fish U.S.A. for the prompt delivery. The product worked flawlessly. I have a 6 inch Laser auger drilled about twenty holes in eighteen inches of ice and still had plenty of power for more. Two batteries 18 volt lithium Hitachi gun. Seen other ideas of this and this is by far the best (bungee strap is a good idea. Read other reviews only complaints I read were people when apparently did not read or don't know how to follow instructions. First dealings with Fish U.S.A. very happy. Somewhere in Michigan
Pros: all of the above
Cons: none
Best Uses: None Specified
great
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Buyer
US
About Me:
Not Specified
This product eliminates a whole lot of weight from the gear I take out on the ice. This year we have over 30 inches of ice with constant fluffy snow on top. Hauling a gas auger would not be fun. This adapter is simple and functional without any apparent downside.
Pros: Works great every time, easy to carry
Cons: None
Best Uses: None Specified
Ice Master Ice Auger/Power Drill Conversion Kit Review
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Buyer
United States
About Me:
Avid Angler
This adapter works exactly as advertised! Was able to quickly drill (21) 7" holes from a single 18V drill battery.
Pros: works as advertised
Cons: safety cord could be better
Best Uses: None Specified
Ice Master Ice Auger/Power Drill Conversion Kits
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Buyer
SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN
About Me:
Not Specified
Works Great with the Strike Master 6" auger and a Dewalt 18v cordless drill, Very impressed!
Pros: Easy To Use, It fits my auger perfect., price, Couldn't believe how easy, Easy To Maintain, Retainer strap, small, VERY WELL MADE
Cons: None
Best Uses: None Specified
A must have!
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Buyer
About Me:
Advanced
I have used nils augers for years now. This is just the ticket for my aging arms. A perfect fit for my drills. The only downfall is the drill guard should be bigger than the hole in case the auger comes loose from the drill.
Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
Cons: Poor Design
Best Uses: None Specified
Get a big drill
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Buyer
Minnesota
About Me:
none

I used this for the first time this winter (late season) through about 20-26 inches of ice. It worked ok with a 20v drill, but I can only get about 5-7 holes out of each battery. I think it would be great for about 10-12 inches of ice, but late ice is a bit tough for it. Also, make sure your drill chuck is tight and your blades are sharp. Don't lean on the drill and try to make it go the same pace as you would a hand auger unless you have a pretty beastly drill. Overall a good buy!

 

Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Use
Cons: Need a powerful drill
Best Uses: DRILLING HOLES IN ICE
Great Product!!!
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Buyer
ontario,canada
About Me:
none

I wish I would of bought this years ago.  No problems cutting through 3 feet of ice.  Only thing is the stronger the drill the longer it will last, they werent kidding when they said 18V or greater.  I would suggest this to anyone that wants an affortable, quick way to cut a hole.

Pros: price, small, easy to carry, Functional
Cons: none
Best Uses: DRILLING HOLES IN ICE
ice auger
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
none

Nice product

Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
ice auger conversion kit
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Buyer
michigan
About Me:
none

The ice auger conversion kit is just the thing that I was look for. I like the elastic band that goes around the drill. With this band I would save my auger and conversion kit if the chuck comes loose.

Pros: saves the auger and conversion kit
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Right on the Money
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Buyer
Central WI
About Me:
none

Read reviews on adapters before and was hoping I'd get the right one. I did and I'm Happy. Fits like a glove.

The stretch cord for securing the drill to the adapter is different than what I expected, but will work fine.

What I really like is that it will work on any size.

Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
ICE AUGER
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Buyer
WISCONSIN
About Me:
Avid Angler

THE ICE AUGER I BOUGHT I HAVE NOT YET BEEN ABLE TO USE DUE TO NO ICE YET.LOOKING AT THE AUGER IT IS WELL MADE GOOD WELDS VERY SHARP BLADES. HAVING THE ADAPTER WELL MAKE IT ALOT EASER TO USE WITH A POWER DRILL, CAN'NT WAIT.

Pros: VERY WELL MADE
Cons: None
Best Uses: DRILLING HOLES IN ICE
more power!
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Buyer
albuquerque, nm
About Me:
Beginner
i bought this adaptor because i had a hand auger, but it seemed to take too long to drill holes by hand. I saw some videos on Youtube using cordless drills to cut holes in the ice, and this seemed like a good idea. I have an 18 volt cordless drill and a couple batteries. why not? The adaptor showed up in the mail. it wouldn't fit inside the auger. I took some sand paper, and sanded it til it fit in. the holes didn't line up, and i couldn't get the bolt in. so i drilled out the holes in the adaptor a tiny bit, and it fit perfectly. so, i took it to the lake the next weekend. connected my electric drill to the auger and started drilling. i was all smiles for the first 6 inches, but then the battery died. i put in the other battery, got another inch, and it died. i took off the adaptor, put the handle back on, and finished the day drilling holes by hand. the bottom line for me is this: The product worked fine! but i don't own a power drill strong enough to drive my 6 inch auger blade through 18 inches of ice. at that point, my choice was to go out and buy an expensive cordless power drill to drive my auger, or simply buy a gas powered auger. a local store was having a close-out sale on Eskimo power augers, and I picked one up for less than a new heavy-duty 24 volt cordless electric drill. I went fishing with 2 friends at an ice fishing derby. I cut about 30 holes over 2 days for the 3 of us in 18 inches of ice without any problems at all. If you already have a really powerful, heavy-duty 24 volt cordless drill and a couple batteries in good condition, i think this product is a great idea. but if you are planning on drilling lots of holes for you and friends in thick ice over several days, a gas-powered auger is probably the way to go.
Pros: Functional
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Great Poduct
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Buyer
honor, mi
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Have a 1/2 inch hammer drill and am the envy of the other fisherman. Light, quick, and reliable.
Pros: Functional, Easy To Maintain, Easy To Use, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
50/50
MN
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Looked like it was going to work good at first but figured out the hole is in the wrong spot for my mora auger, so I guess I got some drilling to do.
Pros: None yet
Cons: Poor Construction, Poor Design
Best Uses: none
great product,works like they said
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Buyer
MN
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Drill my holes for trapping lot quicker than using an axe or ice bar
Pros: Easy To Maintain, Easy To Use, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
works good
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Buyer
iowa
About Me:
Avid Fisher
no problems, I have a 6inch auger, I think a smaller one would save on batteries.
Pros: Functional
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Works great with minimal mods
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Buyer
Beulah MI
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Had to enlarge bolt hole and add a stiffner plate as my auger was the folding type. After this it works great & I can drill 5 holes in the time it took to drill 1 by hand.
Pros: Easy To Maintain, Durable, Easy To Use, Functional
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Buy it!
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Buyer
Onalaska Wisconsin
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I matched this with the Strikemaster 6 inch auger and a Rigid cordless hsmmer drill. I could not be happier. I can cut at least 15 holes through 20+ inches of ice on a single charge. It cuts faster than the gas augers.
Pros: Easy To Maintain, Durable, Easy To Use, Functional
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Light-Quick-More time to fish
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Buyer
central Pa.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Does a great job. I have a gas auger that I now leave at home. I use a six inch auger and went with an 18 volt. Sharp blades and a back-up battery are a must. Once I put new blades on auger, it worked to perfection. Fishing in Central Pa. with 14" plus this season. Drilled 10 holes on one battery.
Pros: Functional, Easy To Maintain, Easy To Use, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Saves alot of energy
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Buyer
Columbia City, IN
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
With this you can easily drill 12 or more holes on a fully charged battery.
Pros: Easy To Maintain, Saves energy drilling, Easy To Use, Functional, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water, Ice Fishing
Ice Master Ice Auger-Power Drill KIT!
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Buyer
Chicagoland, IL (USA)
About Me:
Professional
Hey folks out there! Want a good light weight attachment for ice fishing (rather than a ice auger that uses Natual Resources such as OIL, get yourself one of this attachments for your 18V to 24V cordless drills)! Easy to use, I used it on a 18V Dewalt XRP drill "make sure you have a handle attachment to hold it on your drill", and I also used a lazer 6" auger I picked off [...] cheaP! Bring a couple of batteries, I figured 18 holes per battery at 15" holes.. Technology just keeps getting better for us "not-so'old" guys out there!
Pros: Light-weight, Durable, Easy To Maintain, Easy To Use, Uses a Cordless Drill, Functional
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Great Product
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Buyer
Peru, IN
About Me:
Avid Fisher
It would be better if it was longer but it works great the way it is. When the ice is thick you have to bend over pretty far to get all the way through. I would recommend it and would give it as a gift.
Pros: Durable, Functional, Easy To Maintain, Easy To Use
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
What a breakthrough!!
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Buyer
Lake Peekskill, NY
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
So convenient and easy to hook up to my old hand auger. My Dewalt 18V cordless drill is perfect for this. I can drill 8 to 10 holes on one battery. Don't hesitate. The price is perfect!!
Pros: Works great every time, Easy To Maintain, Durable, Easy To Use, Functional
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Ice Master Ice Auger-Power Drill Convers
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Buyer
West Lafayette, IN
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Easy to use, Everyone should have one.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Easy To Maintain, Functional
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Handy addition for ice fishing
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Buyer
Adirondacks, NY
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This product works great with my 5" Lazer and my 18volt drill. Sure beats hand drilling! Carry a spare battery and you should be set for quite a few holes!
Pros: Functional, Easy To Maintain, Easy To Use, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Holy Panfish It Works
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Reviewer
Coldwater,MI
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
12 inches of ice drilled like it was butter and plenty of charge left after 6 holes with my 18v drill
Pros: Couldn't believe how easy, Easy To Use, Easy To Maintain, Functional
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water, Ice Fishing
I would buy it again
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Buyer
Cottage Grove, Wi.
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
It would be nice if it came with an adjustable strap but this works pretty good. We'll see how this one holds up.
Pros: Functional, Durable, Easy To Use
Cons: None
Best Uses: none
works great
Newark Delaware
About Me:
Avid Fisher
getting too old to drill holes by hand. I used my 18 volt drill and got about twelve holes with six inches of ice with one charge. love it
Pros: Easy To Use, Functional
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
WORKS WELL
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Buyer
GASPORT NY
About Me:
Avid Fisher
WORKS WELL
Pros: Functional, Easy To Maintain, Durable, Easy To Use
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
works as described
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Buyer
Sanborn, IA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I drilled 3 holes with a 7" auger and a twelve volt powerdriver.
Pros: Durable
Cons: Need a powerful pwrdriver
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Easy to Use
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Buyer
West Central Wisconsin
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I'd seen this used by others, but only with 4" augers. I thought for the price, what do I have to lose. I tried it out last weekend with good results using my 6" Strike Master hand auger. I had to turn my 18v Milwaukee to low gear. It zipped through 12" of ice with new blades on the auger.I didn't get a chance to see how many holes I could drill with one battery, but I would guess about a dozen.
Pros: Functional, Durable, Easy To Maintain, Easy To Use
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
It works
rockford mi
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Was skeptical at first,but it works. I just hope it holds up over time. I was going to purchase a gas power auger then I heard about this. This product saved me several hundred dollars. I'm using a good quality drill motor and I'm not drilling through 2 ft of ice but this product so far is doing the job.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Didn't Work for Me
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Reviewer
CO
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I used a 19v drill and could not penetrate the ice with a new 8" blade. If you want this thing to work, you better have soft ice or a [$] drill that will kick like a mule.
Pros: none
Cons: Difficult To Use
Best Uses: none
"Takes the work out of ice fishing"
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Buyer
Muskegon, MI
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
This product is the best idea since the auger!
Pros: Functional, Easy To Use, Easy To Maintain, Durable
Cons: None
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Very practical
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Buyer
plover,wi
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Good for 15 holes 20" of ice"(5" lazer), on one battery. Good if you need to make few holes next to ones that are producing .Excellent to open up old ones that are larger and few inches of ice.
Pros: Easy To Maintain, Functional, Easy To Use, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Easy to Use
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Buyer
East Otto, New York
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Conveneient when ice is not to thcik. saves on hauling a power auger out on the ice at thsoe times.
Pros: Functional, Durable, Easy To Maintain, Easy To Use
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
go light, fish fast
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Buyer
NH
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought this one for a friend, he's lost two augers thru the ice with his adapter with no strap. This is where the retainer strap makes this product really, realy good. I've been using mine for a year now and besides for a little wobble its been good. Still getting (10) five inch holes with one 9.6v battery thru 10+" of ice. I previosuly gave this product so, so review but have warmed up to it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Functional, Easy To Maintain
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Works for me!!!
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Buyer
colorado
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I would suggest using a strap with an adjustment on it instead of a bungie strap to hold the assembly to the drill.
Pros: Easy To Use, Functional
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Works Great
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Buyer
selkirk,n.y.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Drilled lots of holes with it.Great for places that do not allow gas augers...
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Needs some modification
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Buyer
rochester, ny
About Me:
Avid Fisher
The part that fits into the drill chuck is not ground enough on all 3 sides and kept slipping in the drill chuck, i gave it to a friend who is a tool and die maker and he ground more prounounced flattter areas on the chuck adapter, works great now.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: Fresh Water
It work's
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Buyer
Savanna IL.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use A 19.2 drill and can drill 15 hole aday
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Could be longer
Best Uses: ICE
"Like a charm"
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Buyer
Lake george New York
About Me:
Beginner
Easy to install and made drilling the hole effortless.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Money Well Spent
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Buyer
Northwest Indiana
About Me:
Avid Fisher
i used this on a 24v drill with a 6" auger. it worked great. ice here is 8-10 inches.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Love it, Recommend using an 18V Drill
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Buyer
Muskegon, Michigan
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Highly recommend!
Pros: Had NO issues with this, Easy To Use, Ry This is a lot cheaper, Functional, Durable, Easy To Maintain
Cons: none
Best Uses: Traveling, Fresh Water
Ice Master conversion kit
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Buyer
Central, Iowa
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Works best with a six inch auger. The seven inch lazer was too much for a 19.2 volt drill, but worked effortlessly with a six inch drill and 18 inches of ice. I could not get one hole drilled with the seven inch auger, but the ice was 26 inches deep. Would work OK in ten inches or less.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Love It.
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Buyer
Allentown, PA.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
One 18volt battery lasts on average thru 15 holes in 8 to 10 inch ice. That's more than I usually need for a days fishing. I immediately recommended it to a friend. Now we both have one!
Pros: It fits my auger perfect., Easy To Use
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Product works but set realistic goals
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Buyer
Plymouth WI
About Me:
Casual Fisher
I used this in Three Lakes WI this weekend 2/23/08. I have a 18v QuatroPro (Black & Decker) heavy duty drill with 2 batteries. It took basically one battery to drill through 15 inches of ice. So I basically drilled 2 holes. So is that good or bad? I would say the product does what it claims to, but set some realistic expectations. For me personally this will work great early in the season, I should be able to drill 4 holes that are 8 inches deep. As the season progresses I might have to start the holes manually and the finish them with the drill. Either way the limitation is the drill, not the product. If you can plug in a drill to a snowmobile or truck then its would work better.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: None
Best Uses: Traveling, Fresh Water
Could be better
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Buyer
Effingham NH
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This product did not meet to my satisfaction due to a small wobble in the adapter. The machining to make flat spots in the rod (to hold it in the drill bit) is not precise, e.g. some of the flats are bigger than others or not cut at exact angles. The rod that goes into the bit is short and would probably work better if it was longer. I have a ½ inch drill and there is room for a longer bit. The adapter is short which makes it good for transporting but a longer adapter would allow for easier / dry drilling through thick ice. I do like the retainer strap that holds the adapter from falling through the ice and will continue to use this adapter for just this reason. I have also used other adapters that were longer but does not come with a device to prevent the auger and adapter to go through the ice. All and all I give the ice master a 3/5 stars.
Pros: Lightweight, Retainer strap
Cons: Wobbles poor machining
Best Uses: Hard water fishing
w 7 inch new blades its awsome.
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Buyer
pinchney mich.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
very pleased so far, 7 inch blades maybe alittle big but it works great with new blades on a 18 volt milwalkee.
Pros: Durable, Lightweight
Cons: none
Best Uses: Freshwater Fishing
Like having a power auger
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Buyer
Canton, CT
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This device worked great attached to a StrikeMaster Lazer Hand Auger. I happen to have an 18V Heavy Duty Cordless drill and it sliced through the ice with ease. I got about 12 holes on a single charge which was plenty. I had a spare battery pack and my charger and besides, worst case scenario I just use the hand auger!
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice fishing
Ice Master Electric Drill Conversion Kit
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Buyer
West Michigan
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I'm on crutches...drilling a hole with a conventional auger is a pain...this makes it fast and easy...one battery lasts about a dozen holes on my 14.5 volt system. The retaining strap takes the worry out of loosing your auger too! My buddies all saw me use this and now they want one to.
Pros: Durable, Versatile, Lightweight
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice fishing
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