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StrikeMaster Lithium 40v Ice Auger Review

The ice fishing industry is undergoing a power transformation with new-age lithium-ion battery-powered ice augers coming on the scene with value and performance that has many questioning the viability of gas-powered models.

Renowned Mille Lacs Lake fishing guide Tony Roach shares his opinion of the StrikeMaster Lithium 40v ice auger after two years of guide punishment. Few drill as many holes as Roach, who’s known for keeping customers on fish by “ice trolling” (non-stop moving) upward of 90 days annually.

He discusses durability, cutting speed, the weight factor, battery longevity and why quiet electric power is a big deal on ice.