Ice drill like the ION for ice fishing

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come out with an electric ice auger that is under $400
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Posted 5 years ago

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Jennifer VandeWater, Community Manager

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Thanks for your idea!  We'll pass that along to our product development team.
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That has to be a very narrow consumer base. The snowblower hasn't even launched yet and it appeals to probably at least 100x more consumers, maybe half of the US population. I certainly wouldn't expect to see one before something like a post hole digger, and I expect we'll see more general tools like a bladed edger or a shop vac long before we see such niche products.
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David, I think you just solved the problem... a post hole digger and an ice auger could be one and the same tool!

You just quadrupled the market for an ice auger - Bravo!!! :-)
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Agreed. Any time you can capture any more business and keep it from a competitor the better. I think that a power head that can run any type of auger would be a good move. Having a different auger bit is easy by comparison to developing the power head.
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Vote for ice auger!! Then I'd be officially 2 stroke free for everything.
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Just need the power head, the 42V icegator is/was sold that way. (I guess they came out with an auger attachment now) I used that thing and it cuts holes like butter.... rather use the batteries I already own from EGO.
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I'm actually building a post hole digger with the motor from a scrapped lawn mower. We will see how it works. If successful. I will share it on youtube.
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Should be interesting to see how it works under the load of rotating an auger through soil. Seems like the mower is designed for high RPM and low resistance, while a post hole digger requires the exact opposite.

Would it be geared differently to have more torque at under a heavier load at a lower speed?
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Jacob, if you make this work can you please come back here and let me know where to look for your video? Thank you.
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Jacob

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Of course i will
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Eric

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thank you
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It will most definately be geared down. Im looking for a post hole digger with a bad motor. Swap the motor out and put in a clutch so i can fool the mower motor and controller that its not starting undler load.

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