Ordered from Scheels who had the cheapest price and also the option to get a second battery for only 50$. First trip with it I put my 10” chipper blade on it and maybe 20” of ice. -30 degrees temps froze up the blades pretty quick so took awhile to drill holes. Are the battery up after about 29 holes. Next trip I put the 8” lazer back on it and it cut extremely fast. Only drilled about 15 holes and the battery remained full. So far I’m impressed with it.
Bought a spare battery which had no issues but the battery that came with auger would not take charge initially. After disconnecting and reconnecting 3 times it took a charge. Contacted Strike Master and they were very responsive and wanted to send new one but I wanted to try it and see if issues continues. So far drilled about 30 holes from 9-12 inches of ice and it’s still has half power.
No doubt best on market ... With thw extra battery deal was offering great deal
Hands down the best drill of the battery operated smooth does not bog down at all. Have gas strickmaster. As back up wont ever use again will probly get a 10 inch sugar as extra to flip on when want bigger holes !