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    Need advice from creative techs, I'm building a prototype.

    I have a hand auger, a centrifugal clutch, and a wide array of vertical shaft weed whacker, and lawn mower engines. I want to save $400 and make my own power auger. I can't stand drilling through more than a foot of ice with a hand auger. I can do it in 14 seconds, but why work when I can waste some money on gas? My problem is, I need to fabricate some kind of gear reduction system. The motors I have can hit anywhere from 3,000 to 4,000 rpms, but the most I would want my auger blade to spin is 450 rpms. With the ice you don't want crazy fast rpms. If anyone has some good ideas on how I can fab this thing up in less than two weeks, please through something up here. I understand what I need, and I have access to all the materials and parts in y power tech class. So any ideas on how to hook up a clutch and gear reduction system to the pto on a vertical shaft weed whacker or lawn mower engine? If the blade bites into the ice without a clutch, it will violently rip the motor out of my hands. Thanks in advance, Charlie Oh and this is for ice fishing, in case I confused anyone.


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    charlie, did you google for tractor/farm parts equipment? or how about the gear box for a self propelled lawn mower? just an idea!...PR...

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    Pr, if you are talking about the gearing that spins the wheels, then that isn't quite what I'm looking for. Its too slow. I don't want it to be crazy rpms, but I'll need a lot more than that. I suppose I can take the gear box and mess around with different gears to get the right rpm. Thanks, I'll investigate that option. Keep em comming!

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    I have a big Black & Decker 1/2" drill that spins the chuck at 450 rpm that will break your arm if it grabs, adapt your motor to something like that that and your set.

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    electric? Not enough power. Keep em coming!

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    I'd take my 45 pistol in one hand and my 9mm pistol in the other hand and shoot a circle in the ice. Then take my 12 gauge and blow it out.

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    Hillbilly from Pasadena....

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    Check out the new Avatar!

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    Oh sorry and if anyone wants it here is the link paste it under upload a url part of the profile update. I got it from my fishing forum. Heres the link.


    http://www.ctfisherman.com/ubb/Avatars/brp-logo.jpg

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    cool avatar Charlie! try tactor supply on the net...PR...

    2 weeks is rushing it!!!

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