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Eskimo Z 71 ........... 10" blade - starts easy, cuts fast and easy.
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Yes for sure I would do the Z71 , I have one and love it. !
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:53 PM
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Yes for sure I would do the Z71 , I have one and love it. !
Any progress on the pull start defect?
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:04 PM
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My vote would be this as well. Perhaps an extra battery with your extended budget.

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Any progress on the pull start defect?
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I just picked up an Eskimo z51 at fishing hole for $100 off. Not sure how long the sale is on for.
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:58 PM
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well i was leaning towards the Ion but after a bit of searching i dont think i'll find one near red deer. none of the CT stores show any stock.

Is the difference between 8" and 10" enough to worry about???
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:33 PM
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well i was leaning towards the Ion but after a bit of searching i dont think i'll find one near red deer. none of the CT stores show any stock.

Is the difference between 8" and 10" enough to worry about???
Ask her.....
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Any progress on the pull start defect?
I sent Eskimo an email describing the issue.

The Eskimo folks sending me a full spare coil and puller thingy assembly. Free of charge, overnight, no questions asked.

The one on the new unit just didn't retract smoothly and sometimes left a few inches of cord that I had to wiggle back in ......

but it seems ok now ......... it just happened a few times when it was out for it's maiden voyage ....

..might have just needed to be broken in and loosened up a little maybe?

I might have been pulling too hard - I noticed, last time out a short quick pull and she fires up in minus 30 - no problems.

I guess I was used to my snow blower which is a workout !!!!!! lol - it was probably just me .....

I guess I will have a spare coil thingy.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:40 PM
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Hey !!!!!! I thought we silenced you !!!!!!

Send some of those gullible southern Alberta humpy perch this way !!!!!!!!!! Lake X is running dry.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:41 PM
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Ask her.....
I need a 10" hole to do my best work in comfort.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:11 PM
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I'd go with whatever the latest and greatest Strikemaster is out there. Bought mine back in 1995 and she still cuts great. I think I've had it in the small engine shop once for a tuneup. Funny thing is I got it in the states for just around 200 at a Pamida store at the end of the season. Good investment!
Bingo, I use the strikemaster lazermag 10 and it cuts great.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:53 PM
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Default Rapala black ice 43 cc

I have the rapala black ice 43 cc works great! Just enough power to get job done comes apart very easily for transport and here's the kicker 349 at bass pro for the 10 inch
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:41 AM
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I sent Eskimo an email describing the issue.

The Eskimo folks sending me a full spare coil and puller thingy assembly. Free of charge, overnight, no questions asked.

The one on the new unit just didn't retract smoothly and sometimes left a few inches of cord that I had to wiggle back in ......

but it seems ok now ......... it just happened a few times when it was out for it's maiden voyage ....

..might have just needed to be broken in and loosened up a little maybe?

I might have been pulling too hard - I noticed, last time out a short quick pull and she fires up in minus 30 - no problems.

I guess I was used to my snow blower which is a workout !!!!!! lol - it was probably just me .....

I guess I will have a spare coil thingy.
First off, It is not a defect, Just a ****ty Knot , And yes, Eskimo has sent my pc, it will be here on Monday, However, I have rigged it up to be useable for the time being !

But still the best out there
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:43 AM
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Hey !!!!!! I thought we silenced you !!!!!!

Send some of those gullible southern Alberta humpy perch this way !!!!!!!!!! Lake X is running dry.

Don't worry EZM, jealousy is a Bi@tch lol lol
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:44 AM
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I was looking at the Strike master with the New Honda Engine on it, Now that thing looks like a great investment, Anything with a Honda small engine has to be good !

Canadian Tire has some and they look nice , Never tried one, but want to now
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Get a Tempest 43cc from Costco for $349....same thing as the Eskimo 43cc with Viper engine but green. Buy a 4 person 6X12 tent from costco with the other $300 bucks....Done deal!

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bass pro 300$
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and sometimes left a few inches of cord that I had to wiggle back in ......
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:02 PM
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i bought the Jiffy 4 pro propane 10" and it works great. One pull starts every time. I bought it at Cabela's for $489 on sale.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:12 AM
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First off, It is not a defect, Just a ****ty Knot , And yes, Eskimo has sent my pc, it will be here on Monday, However, I have rigged it up to be useable for the time being !

But still the best out there
Well motor wise maybe.....
I don't like their blades, they lose their edge way too easy on dirty ice.
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