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Old 01-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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cutting holes

any reason i cant just use a chainsaw instead of buying an auger?

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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I have an auger you can borrow Paul.

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Old 01-07-2013, 06:03 AM   #3
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From what I just googled up on it....not a problem but 2 things to remember, make sure you have a long enough bar to get through the ice you are cutting (with the recent weather, shouldn't be a problem), and clean all the Bar Oil out of the saw, it will leak into the hole you cut and can gum up your traps and/or reel.

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Sounds like a very w-e-t experience
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:33 PM   #5
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Sounds like a very w-e-t experience
You are 100% correct. Paul if anything look at a homemade spud. Or even store bought as they are cheap money. The chainsaw can get messy in many ways very quickly.
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Can be done, just stand to the side you won't get tooooooo wet:




Given the diversity of the human species, there is no “normal” human genome sequence. We are all mutants.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:06 PM   #7
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be careful not to scare all the fish away

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:14 PM   #8
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I've used them for cutting large holes for trapping bait through the ice with a drop net.... I've seen them use them for cutting holes for practicing ice rescue...wear your grundens 'cause it's a wet proposition..

A good run is better than a bad stand!
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:37 PM   #9
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And don't fall in!!!!

An auger will not make a hole big enough to fall in, a chainsaw could. A little light freeze that night and a little snow fall and if you plan to fish the next day, make sure you know where those big holes are!!!

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And don't fall in!!!!

An auger will not make a hole big enough to fall in, a chainsaw could. A little light freeze that night and a little snow fall and if you plan to fish the next day, make sure you know where those big holes are!!!
Absoluly right...holes that big should be marked with pine boughs or cones to protect a unsuspecting victim..

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:27 PM   #11
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And don't fall in!!!!

An auger will not make a hole big enough to fall in, a chainsaw could. A little light freeze that night and a little snow fall and if you plan to fish the next day, make sure you know where those big holes are!!!
im just talking 8 inch square holes

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #12
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How do you plan on clearing the ice from the hole?
You'll either push it down under, or pull it with ice tongs.

It would be easier to pick up a hand auger if the ice is less than 8" thick.
it would weigh less than a chainsaw and be a hell of a lot cleaner.
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I have tongs if you want them. Neighbor gave me a few. Tongs, not thongs!!!
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DAMN: I was so looking forward to seeing Niko running around on the ice with his chainsaw in a THONG!

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I've watched the Local Fire Dept. use a chainsaw to get ready for cold water diving / rescue on a local pond. They had no problem cutting a large 6'x6' hole but it was a bitch getting the slab ice out. Took longer by 4X than it did cutting the perimeter.
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Cut triangles with a saw its easier and much faster thats the way i used to do it
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To pull the plug out so to speak I'm planning on just screwing in a big eye bolt before I make the cuts. Triangle - that's a good idea. I've got a pond in the backyard, next freeze up I'll give it a go. Maybe buzzy will come over and make a video and we can have a few laughs
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To pull the plug out so to speak I'm planning on just screwing in a big eye bolt before I make the cuts. Triangle - that's a good idea. I've got a pond in the backyard, next freeze up I'll give it a go. Maybe buzzy will come over and make a video and we can have a few laughs
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Paul, let me know if you want a set of tongs. I'll bring them over.

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Just push the cut peice under the ice no need to pull it out
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that's what she said

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:23 AM   #21
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Paul, let me know if you want a set of thongs. I'll bring them over.
Whoa! Thats what she sais
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Hey!!!! I said tongs. You said thongs!!!!
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I watched a dude cut at least 10 holes with a chain saw on saturday through at least a foot of ice... he had it down to a science... he cut triangles.. we were both jigging perch in the same area... and he accounted for himself nicely.. and stayed pretty dry.

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Old 01-21-2013, 11:09 AM   #25
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nice, should have some safe ice in the backyard in a day or 2. i'll give it a go

my 1st wife didn't like me fishing so much
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nice, should have some safe ice in the backyard in a day or 2. i'll give it a go
Let me know I'll bring the GoPro and maybe the Dredge so we can drop through a hole.

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looking forwards to seeing a lot of Buzz's Dredge videos over the next year...

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how about a ring of led lights

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how about a ring of led lights
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but I am working on lighting idea(s), they are in the mail

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nice, should have some safe ice in the backyard in a day or 2. i'll give it a go
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