Ice Master Ice Auger Conversion Kit
I first bought the clam adapter and after assembling it my 18v Milwaukee would not fit into the the plate that holds the drill and after looking at the plastic pillow bearing hosing i was not very impressed so the clam was returned and the Ice Master was purchased and i wish i would have just got the Ice Master in the first place. It works great sometimes simple is just the way to go.
January 11, 2014
Ice Master Conversion Kit
Product is better than I thought it would be. I have a threaded auger and a pin auger. The conversion kit works equally well on both. There is no ice here yet in September but I did a simulation with the conversion kit anyway. Remember that I am not testing the auger itself but I am testing the conversion kit. I showed my wife how one could loose an auger down the hole without the secure bungee cord strap.
September 23, 2013
Ice Master Adapter
This is the best adapter I have used. It's small,compact design keeps it from catching on my clothes. It's very easy to install. Here is a tip, I drill 100 plus holes a day, after a dozen holes or so check to make sure your bolt to the auger and drill chuck is tight. Usually it's not a problem but it's easier to check it. I use a 18v Milwaukee with lithium batteries, it's plenty of power to use on a 6" auger or smaller.
January 21, 2013
Best Ever Ice Fishing Product
PRODUCT - These adapters are designed to connect a hand auger to a drill chuck. This one is the best I’ve seen because: 1) The Ice Master adapter has triangular flats on the chuck insert preventing the auger from slipping under load (others are round); 2) A small disc holds the auger in place (others use a long metal rod which can whack you when drilling); 3) The bungee cord takes some pressure off the chuck from the heavy auger (others do not have this feature).
OPERATION - The Ice Master adapter works with both screw on or pin type augers, and any good 1/2 inch chuck drill (most come with an auxiliary handle or offer one as an option - get it for better control). With sharp blades, no pressure is needed to drill holes, but use care when breaking through the ice, the auger wants to pull you into the hole.
PERFORMANCE - Adapters are not designed to turn battery drills into gas augers, and won’t drill hundreds of 8 inch holes. But when used as designed, they are far better than hand drilling (and about 6 times faster). I use a Milwaukee 18 volt drill with a 5 inch StrikeMaster Mora auger, usually drill 12 to 20 holes in 8 to 20 plus inches of ice, and have never needed to use a second battery. A friend with a Sears 19.2 volt drill and StrikeMaster 6 inch Lazer has also had excellent results. I strongly recommend this product.
January 3, 2013