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Old 11-20-2017, 04:02 PM
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Does anybody have any info on this auger? Any good?

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/wo...-0777402p.html
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:32 PM
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looks the same as an eskimo which are good have for years starts good , and has never broken any pieces .
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:36 PM
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Is this the 33 cc auger? If it is it's the same auger as the Eskimo stingray and Rapala 33cc branded auger as far as I can tell. Not sure if every detail is exactly the same or not, as in it may or may not have the same good quality blades as the Eskimo or possibly Chinese blades etc. I have the Eskimo version and it has been an excellent little auger.
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:39 PM
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Does anybody have any info on this auger? Any good?

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/wo...-0777402p.html
Woods is a CT brand.

Try and find out who the original manufacturer of this 43cc engine is.

This may just be a blue version of another common auger.
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:03 PM
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Woods is a CT brand.

Try and find out who the original manufacturer of this 43cc engine is.

This may just be a blue version of another common auger.
Ya that's what I'm looking into. Haven't found it yet. Gonna have to go look at one in person.

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Old 11-20-2017, 07:39 PM
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Most likely a Viper 43 cc same as used by Eskimo and Rapala.

I personally would rather buy an Eskimo and know I would have great customer service if/when needed then buy a knock off and have to count on Canadian tire customer service 3 years down the road when it is discontinued...
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:45 PM
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Most likely a Viper 43 cc same as used by Eskimo and Rapala.

I personally would rather buy an Eskimo and know I would have great customer service if/when needed then buy a knock off and have to count on Canadian tire customer service 3 years down the road when it is discontinued...
Agreed. I've pretty much decided on a stingray but thought I'd check the woods one out.

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Old 11-20-2017, 10:41 PM
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Default RATO Engine perhaps??

There is a Chinese company that is the world leading manufacturer of small engines: RATO

This outfit builds most of the air cooled engines, 4 & 2 stroke, in the World.

The engine is so good it out performs the standards of Sear Craftsman, Toro, etc for durability.

They actually are beyond just copying the Fuji small engines from Japan, and are producing small engines that are superior in components, materials, tolerances, etc.

And if it dies after a few years, for that what price, what do you expect? Personally, the Transmission is the most important thing on an ice auger if you hope to keep it running for years.

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Old 11-20-2017, 10:47 PM
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I've got 43 CC Rapala Nitro, bought in Canadian Tire 3 years ago for 360 dollars (sale). And used it hard ever since, this is my beast, never let me down. Drills 3 feet of ice no problem. Never sharped or changed blades yet(now is the time probably).
Very satisfied with this product!
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