What brand and size manual ice auger do you all recommend?
Let me know how that works, I hear they are difficult to sharpen.I bought an auger sharpener at the end of ice season last year. I guess I will see how that works. I am sick of buying new blades each year.
5 minutes to drill a hole with an eskimoManual all the way....it takes me less than 5 minutes to drill a hole with my Eskimo manual auger. After I get it started I stick the knob on the handle into my shoulder, bear down and crank away.
Probably only a minute on 20 inches or so, but I wasn't timing myself. I'm going to have to look into one of these Nils augers. I just don't understand power augers, if you can cut a hole in that much time with a hand auger and it weighs so much less, why mess with a power auger unless you're going through 3-4 feet?5 minutes to drill a hole with an eskimo
hand auger? Wow. There's hand augers out there that will let you cut holes in less than 30 seconds (for 4-6" of ice I can cut through in less than 10 seconds with my Nils, no more than a minute for 30" ice).
Agreed, nothing better than a Nils. I punched through 21" of ice in 29 turns. I was amazed. I would also go 8". Nothing sucks worst when you have a big fish on and can't get it through the hole. I have had that happen a few times, when using my brother-in laws 6". You should YouTube them.Nils! no doubt! i'v cut holes in 18" of ice in less then 30 seconds. those hand auger's are no joke!