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Nils Master Ice auger

by , Posted to on 12/06/2011 4:39 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2006
Location: ND
Anyone ever tried a Nils Master Ice Auger?  I have heard they are really good but the max hole size is 8 inch.  Here is a sale at Cabelas on this auger.

http://www.cabelas.com/ice-augers-nils-power-auger.shtml?WT.tsrc=CSE&WT.mc_id=shoppingebay&WT.z_mc_id1=1083154&rid=40&mr:referralID=311669be-205a-11e1-931b-001b2166c2c0
Re: Nils Master Ice auger
by on 12/06/2011 4:44 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/01/2008
Location: ND
I assume you are in the market for the 4.5" model because of all those little weenie perch you catch. 

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by on 12/06/2011 4:45 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/21/2007
Location: ND
Did you notice that the regular price and the sale price are the same? I do wish that I owned one. The Tanaka engine they use is the same one that Hilti uses on their portable hammer drill- nearly bullet-proof.
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Re: Nils Master Ice auger
by on 12/06/2011 4:47 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/09/2004
Location: ND
Everything I've heard about them says they rip through the ice like a hot knife through butter. 

There are some videos on youtube of them tearing things up.

I wonder if the auger portion would bolt up to a jiffy or strikemaster? I didn't look at the shaft size, but if a guy wants to try one on their own powerhead that would work. 
J
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by on 12/06/2011 4:52 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2010
Location: nd

Enslow-Kind of limiting yourself aren't you even it does cut well?  Get a 10 in something else.

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by on 12/06/2011 5:02 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/04/2007
Location: ND
What's the advantage of 10"? I've never fished with one, only 6's and 8's.
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by on 12/06/2011 5:11 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2010
Location: nd
I don't limit myself to pan fish or small wallleyes.  Large fish are much easier to get started in hole if it's larger.  We also fish frequently for big pike.  A 6 is useless and and 8 only slightly less useless for this. 
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by on 12/06/2011 5:15 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/29/2005
Location: MT
We have one up at Scenic Sports in Williston.  I seen them at the show and have been researching them the last couple years so I ordered one in.  The only downfall I can see is they dont have the ripper blade in case of fishing the river or dirty water. If you fish alot of lakes I would say its the way to go!
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by on 12/06/2011 5:25 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/06/2002
Location: ND
Looked hard at them but went back to Jiffy because of the ripper blades and dirty ice. Weight was good but if memory serves me there is no starter point on the auger which is a must.
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by on 12/06/2011 5:28 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/09/2003
Location: ND
I have got big fish through 8" holes you just have to be good... I hate 10" holes I grabbed  my lil brother right before he went under in one of those bigass holes when we were lil pretty scary.

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by on 12/06/2011 5:50 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/04/2007
Location: ND
I catch big eyes through 8" on Winnipeg, so it's not like it's critical for bigger fish.
An 8" "slightly less than useless"?? There's countless large eyes landed every year through puny nearly useless holes.
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by on 12/06/2011 10:27 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2010
Location: nd
buckmaster-Like I said, I fish for big pike quite a bit.  I don't care how "good" you are.  Landing a  large pike in an eight hole is not advisable.  I consider "large" mid twenties to thirty lbs.  Do a little math and for simplicity treat the pike's girth as a circle and see how much room you have  with an eight inch hole.  Also , attempt to release a living fish back into the water complete with skin and I think you'll find a ten inch will work better.
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by on 12/06/2011 10:35 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: nd
guywhofishes-You must have not seen the pike portion of my post but even for 10 & 12 lb. walleyes I favor  a ten inch.  Easier to get to the hole without playing them to death before you attempt to release them.  If you keep them for a mount most of the time there's also fewer  marks.
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by on 12/06/2011 10:50 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/01/2008
Location: ND
guywhofishes Said:
I catch big eyes through 8" on Winnipeg, so it's not like it's critical for bigger fish.
An 8" "slightly less than useless"?? There's countless large eyes landed every year through puny nearly useless holes.
Agreed!  I have both bits.  It is fun to look down the bigger hole, but not really needed.  More mental than anything. 

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"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

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by on 12/06/2011 11:33 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/16/2011
Location: ND
I just got the Nils HAND auger in the mail, and will be taking out soon, I will let you know how it cuts. Wont be able to help you out regarding the power head.

I have heard alot of good things about Nils augers.  I wish 10 inch holes were an option, 10 inch holes are awesome for sight fishing. but yeah, you lose more stuff down the hole.

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by on 12/06/2011 11:42 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/07/2007
Location: ND
Captain Ahab Said:
guywhofishes Said:
I catch big eyes through 8" on Winnipeg, so it's not like it's critical for bigger fish.
An 8" "slightly less than useless"?? There's countless large eyes landed every year through puny nearly useless holes.
Agreed!  I have both bits.  It is fun to look down the bigger hole, but not really needed.  More mental than anything. 



I like 10 inch holes so just in case I need to take a swim there plenty of room for my fat a$$ to fit haha, nah i like 10inchers too, but yes keep kids away, never fun steppin in a big ol hole, I have seen a dog almost go down before, wasn't real funny

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by on 12/07/2011 08:45 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2006
Location: ND
fishmahn Said:
I don't limit myself to pan fish or small wallleyes.  Large fish are much easier to get started in hole if it's larger.  We also fish frequently for big pike.  A 6 is useless and and 8 only slightly less useless for this. 
I have experience with many different sizes of holes.  They all work, but the smaller ones usually have the best overall experience IMO.

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by on 12/07/2011 09:05 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: SD
Enslow Said:

I have experience with many different sizes of holes.  They all work, but the smaller ones usually have the best overall experience IMO.


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by on 12/07/2011 09:32 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
fishmahn Said:
guywhofishes-You must have not seen the pike portion of my post but even for 10 & 12 lb. walleyes I favor  a ten inch.  Easier to get to the hole without playing them to death before you attempt to release them.  If you keep them for a mount most of the time there's also fewer  marks.
I agree that a ten inch hole is nice for big pig walleyes but i have never seen an 8 inch hole mark up a fish.  sounds pretty fishy fishmahn. 

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by on 12/07/2011 09:42 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
10 inch hole doesnt really take any longer to drill, and some of us need that for it to fit...

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by on 12/07/2011 09:58 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/24/2004
Location: ND
10" holes are kid getters and boot grabbers and leg breakers --- if you dont fish with kids not a problem --- if you do be careful


Why do think they made the first augers with a 8" hole? 
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