StrikeMaster Honda-Lite Power Auger (8-Inch)

StrikeMaster Honda-Lite Power Auger (8-Inch)

  • Honda 35cc 4-Stroke OHC Engine
  • VANDAR Long Filament High Impact Handles
  • Signature StrikeMaster Steel Drill with Mora Lazer Blades
  • Polymer Gear Casting Yields Lightweight Power
  • Environmentally Conscious, Emission Cerified. 2-Year Warranty on Honda Engine. 23lb Total Weight
Honda-Lite Power Auger 8"- New

List Price: $ 569.99 Price: $ 579.99

2 comments for “StrikeMaster Honda-Lite Power Auger (8-Inch)

  1. Nik Lance "Nik Lance"
    January 31, 2015 at 11:53 PM
    8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    I hope it gets better., January 2, 2013
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    Nik Lance “Nik Lance” (Sandy, Utah) –

    This review is from: StrikeMaster Honda-Lite Power Auger (8-Inch) (Sports)
    It starts up easily, but it needs to warm up or it will die. It cuts holes but it isn’t as a clean cut in and out as I wished for. As soon as you get to the bottom layer or break through it gets hung up making it difficult to pull up or finish with a drop knowing your done. A 23 pound auger easily turns into a hunderd pound auger and that’s drilling through 8-11 inches of ice. It has jerked out of my hands and stopped turning a couple of times. I needed to pry it and wiggle it a little bit to get it spinning again. For being a 4 stroke, I was hopeing for more torgue, making it not worth 569 dollars. Wished I would have saved the money and bought something different than attempt the so called Flag Ship of Strike Master. Would have gladly pocketed 250 dollars and with more power and exchange for weight. I hope this auger just needs to be broken in, than I will gladly be happy to put my foot in my mouth. It needs to get at least 300 percent better! Please, if there are any pointers on how to get the best out of my auger, please comment. I just hope it gets better!

    2nd time out, blade broke. I thought they were supperior blades.

    Update: Upon further review, the blades have a stamp on them made in China, also the threading on the screw holding the blade was also a little stripped. I am thinking that that the blade was not placed on perfectly, a stripped screw suggested to me that someone applied to much pressure to get a proper seating of the blades. I don’t think the screw was lined up correctly making the blades off a little bit. After doing a lot of research, the blades must sit perfectly on augers. The manual also suggests you look at the blades to make sure they are tight right out of the box. The sripped screw made it seem tight. A lot of people like to take the auger and pound the rest of the way for a clean break-through bending the blades slightly. If they are off just one percent, you will not get a good fast cut. I called Strike Master customer service, and they were great to work with. Honest and friendly, which makes me feel a lot better. She will be sending me outs some “Swedish” Blades and hopefully a new screw. Mora! What a beautiful name, lets hope this solves all my problems and Drama!

    She also addressed the oil problem. Oil capacity is no more than 3.4 ounces, if you go more it will leak out the carb filter. Simple fix remove and squeeze excess out. She suggests we use 2.5 – 2.9. The oil coming from factory is only 1.7 ounces, and thats enough for a break in period and a couple times use.

    I hope my problems will be solved with new blades,at least their customer service is 5 stars.

    Update: Auger seem to run much better with new blades. Now that I am stuck with it i am forcing myself to like it. Its light, came in handy going up and down steep mountains. Wasn’t catching any fish so it was easy to pick up and move 100ft out in all directions to find them. I drilled enough holes that I lost claim to some new comers, its all good I enjoy company. Its excelent on gas and emmissions, I am able to set the tent and drill holes inside exactly where i want them. Last time a two stroke seemed to smoke me out and was a dumb idea inside a tent. It preformed with out problems 3rd time out. It dosen’t get caught up as much with new blades, or it took some drilling to wear it in. It started up second or third time on full choke, let it warm up and I was drilling holes and fishing. Maybe next time will prove a better rating if it countinues to get better.

    At the end of ice fishing season in 2013, I have to say it is preforming better. Being light weight, quiet, clean has come in handy every trip. Even though the 4 stroke turns slower than a 2 stroke, it has the power to push through the ice. It may not be as cool as a 2 stroke ripping through ice, but it will not get you wet. I seemed to be able to pop some holes rather close to people without any problems of people being mad. I am looking forward to using again.

    Update: No problems, still loving the light weight auger.

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  2. TJVB212
    February 1, 2015 at 12:09 AM
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Cold blooded, January 2, 2013
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    TJVB212 (Minneapolis, MN) –

    This review is from: StrikeMaster Honda-Lite Power Auger (8-Inch) (Sports)
    Bought this unit to replace an older Strikemaster 2 cycle unit. I’m finding this one to be a stubborn starter, especially in cold weather. It’s very stiff and hard starting. I’m hoping that as this unit wears in, it may go a little easier. Cuts well when you finally get it running. Another item of note, the unit is supplied with only 1.7 oz of crankcase oil while the capacity is about 3.4 oz. This wasn’t enough to even bring it up to the minimum level. Strikemaster says it was so you wouldn’t overfill the crankcase since Honda leaves some residual oil in the crankcase. Nowhere in the Honda or Strikemaster literature was this topic addressed. When you pay $600 for an auger, I think you should be assured that it’s ready to run right out of the box. Not very comfortable with that.

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