This is my review of the Milwaukee M18 paired with the StrikeMaster Lazer 8 inch hand auger bit. The M18 is the best drill I’ve personally tried, with much greater torque than the cheaper Ryobi drills I’d tried in the past. Compared to the K-Drill system, this auger is significantly cheaper. However, it is also quite a bit heavier. So there are pros and cons. After using my dad’s K-Drill with the Milwaukee M18, I don’t personally have the desire to upgrade to it. It’s a great system, but at this price point I’m very happy with the Lazer performance.
Amazon Link to Drill/5.0Ah (2x) battery kit: http://amzn.to/2DYaU2I
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Amazon Link to the Lazer 8″ Auger: http://amzn.to/2DUPB2c
Link to the Strikemaster adapter (note: I do think this component is a little undermatched for the setup): https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/strikemaster-electric-ice-drill-adapter/0000000209460?gclid=Cj0KCQiAkZHTBRCBARIsAMbXLhGxf5ZTw1FSgI7sjQexeIIqKTREHvfrJFdqlrXjcgp1Yg_Lda5LQbgaAleLEALw_wcB