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Ice Fishing 101: When To Use A 8 Inch Ice Auger

For ice anglers, finding the right ice auger is essential for drilling holes in the ice, and the size of the hole is important too.

An 8-inch ice auger is a versatile and popular option as it is large enough to accommodate all fish up to walleye, pike, and lake trout.

An 8 inch hole is big enough to pull most fish through while also being easy enough to drill with a hand (if that's the route you need or are considering, but we also offer a majority of our ice augers to fit your brushless drill or existing powerhead).

It is also the perfect size for catching walleye, pike, and lake trout, where a 6 inch hole may be too small for the above-average fish of its size class.

RAZR Hand Powered Ice Augers equipped with our Flat Blades are perfect for beginner ice anglers who are looking for an economical way to get out and ice fish. These hand-powered augers are available in five different drill sizes - 4", 5", 6", 7", and 8". Equipped with Flat Blades, they are an excellent choice for shaving through the ice without much effort. They also come with comfortable hand grips and an easy disconnect handle for storage and transportation. A blade cover is included to keep the blades safe when not in use.

For those who want the fastest hand auger cutting experience, RAZR Hand Powered Ice Augers equipped with Curved Blades are an excellent choice. They cut extremely smooth and fast and are available in the same five different sizes as the Flat Blades version. These augers come with an adjustable in-line handle with comfortable grips and the handle is easy to remove handle for storage and transportation. A blade cover is included, and they are backed by a 3-year warranty. Extensions are available in 12" and 20" lengths.

RAZR Hand Augers do not have center point blades, so it is not recommended to connect them to a brushless drill. However, all models in our RAZR Scout®, Ultra, and Lite series are engineered with a center point and either Curved Blades, or Pro Curved Blades with Serrations.

The RAZR Scout® Ice Auger is built to be paired with your brushless drill. This auger comes with everything you need to attach it to your brushless drill, and it is equipped with efficient, smooth cutting curved blades and a center point to keep you steady when drilling. This auger is built to last and can be used throughout a full ice fishing season in up to 25+ inches of ice. The RAZR Scout is also adjustable from 31" to 42" in length to accommodate different angler heights and varying ice thicknesses throughout the season. It comes in five different sizes: 4", 5", 6", 7", and 8". The Scout can also be converted into a hand auger with the optional In-Line Handle or Offset Folding Handle.

The RAZR Scout Kit is perfect for anglers of all experience levels. This kit comes with a hand auger handle, so you can also use it by hand if you don't own a brushless drill. This auger is equipped with a center point, and you can adjust it from 31" to 42" in length to accommodate different angler heights and varying ice thicknesses throughout the season. The RAZR Scout Kit also comes in five different sizes: 4", 5", 6", 7", and 8".

The RAZR Synthetic Lite is a brand new addition to the RAZR lineup for the 2022/2023 ice season. With a 30% weight reduction compared to the RAZR Scout Ice Auger, the Synthetic Lite is designed to be lightweight, fast, and easy to operate with an 18v+ brushless drill. It is available in two sizes, 6" and 8", and comes equipped with curved blades and a center point to make drilling through ice efficient and effortless.

The RAZR Synthetic Ultra is a top-of-the-line ice auger designed for ice anglers who demand the best. One of the standout features of this model is the 33% weight reduction compared to steel ice augers, thanks to the use of lightweight synthetic flighting. This means that you can drill through the ice with ease, and without getting fatigued from lugging around a heavy auger.

The RAZR Synthetic Ultra is also incredibly fast and efficient, and can be operated by either an 18v+ Brushless Electric Drill or a Lithium Ice Auger Power Head. The durable steel blade carriage is equipped with RAZR Pro Curved Blades and a Center Point with Ice Wings to ensure that your drilling remains steady and efficient. You can drill through 36” of ice without the need for optional extensions.

Included in the packaging is the Ultra Drill Adapter, which allows you to connect the ice auger directly to your brushless drill with a 1/2” chuck. The RAZR Synthetic Ultra also comes with an easy-view safety flange and is available in both 6” and 8” hole sizes.

To achieve maximum performance from your RAZR Synthetic Ultra, it is recommended that you pair it with a drill that has the following features: 18V or higher brushless electric drill, minimum 5 Amp hour, side stabilizer/handle, and 750 in-lbs minimum torque (higher torque offers better performance). Always operate on Speed Setting 1.

The RAZR Synthetic Ultra is backed by an industry-leading 3-year warranty, ensuring that you can rely on it for many ice fishing seasons to come. Overall, if you're looking for a lightweight, fast, and efficient ice auger, the RAZR Synthetic Ultra is definitely worth considering.


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