Flaw in the new ion X auger

Flaw in the new ion X auger

Flaw in the new ion X auger

January 19, 2018 by

The new Ion X ice auger is a great tool but with a major flaw that is sure to hurt ions bottom line. The weak component is their new cast iron blade ring. It is supposed to be better than their original design and claims to be great for redrilling holes. Not so! A little research proves it is a problem with many anglers expressing their disappointment. 

I know a little about steel and what works for what etc. When I saw them bragging about this new cast iron blade ring I was reserved and wondered how cast would stand up especially in the cold. The blades and the ring take all the stress and force when drilling so how they figured cast is better than solid steel is beyond me. Another sign it is a huge problem,,,,, goto the ion website and try to order a replacement cast ring. You can't they are out if stock!!! 

Anyhow I am sure they will come out with a solid steel ring to replace the cast one. I just hope it is sooner than later and doesn't sink the company. I bad decision turned a great auger into a useless tool. 

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Last winter the cast ring on my ion broke right as the hole opened up and was lost down the hole. I have been trying to buy a replacement ring for the past year now they are never in stock, I assume ion does this so I have to pay the 160$ for a whole new auger assembly, does anyone know if the older style auger is interchangeable as I would like an all steel system with no cast

Taylor French October 5, 2018 12:10 PM

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