Also watch Canadian Tire, they had the Ion Gen 2 on sale last year for $750. I know everything is a premium this year with Covid but you might get lucky. I was really close to buying the Gen 2 but it didn't come with an extension.
Hello Whats a chipper blade?I bought a 10 inch strike mater few weeks ago and noticed it doesnt like redrilling holesI have used my Strikemaster 40V-10" c/w laser blade for 2 seasons now. Very fast drilling and lots of power, even through 3.5'+ of ice. A chipper blade is needed if re-drilling holes. I was reluctant at first about electric, but now I would never go back to gas.
how is the r1? does it preform more like the g2 which is an absolute beast, or like the older ions and ion x which i found slow rpm and gutless. Cant find much on this auger, too newI have a 5 amp ION R1 and would never go back to gas. Crimson has listed all the benefits already but the most important for me is it's guaranteed to work and is quiet, no fumes. I've never had an issue with my battery getting cold and I don't even think about it.
Wait a couple more weeks and you'll start to see the Augers go on sale, I bought my ION R1 Auger on sale last year for $675. If you go into Cabela's and ask the guys in fishing to check when the sales are they will look it up on their computer and give you the dates. They're good that way.
Hello the strike master has no ring on the bottom,Where my old jiffy did and it would redrill holes.My buddy got a Ion auger and noticed it had the ring on the bottom.I will have to check and see if my blades are serated.I have been useing a bar to reopen holes next day.I wondr if u could weld a ring on the bottom?does your auger have a ring on the bottom makes all the difference when recutting