5 best ice drills

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Rating of the best ice drills

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best ice drills 1 Mora ice expert Pro 8 190
2 Scandinavian style 130 3 300
3 MORA ICE EASY 125 mm 5,090
4 TONAR Two-handed LR-150D 2 210
5 Alligator Thunder (130 mm) 4 440

Mora Ice ExpertPro

Rating: 4.9

Mora Ice Expert Pro

Mora’s “Expert” Ice Drill Series – Unconditional leader of our rating. According to consumers, one drilled the holes will be enough to feel the difference in class fixtures. In addition to a very rich selection of screw diameters (110, 130, 150 and 200 millimeters), Ice Expert Pro offers a very aggressive setting of knives, located at a large angle to the horizon. This cutting geometry helps the ice drills immediately. bite into the ice crust and drill holes online depth to 120-130 centimeters.

The performance of the ice drill Mora Ice Expert Pro can hit even experienced anglers. This line perfectly manifests itself on various types of ice: dry, wet, porous, layered, double and etc. The incredible resistance of the screw (and blades) to various kinds of wear. So, in order to achieve the first enamel chips on the turns with moderate use, required about four to five years. According to the general set of criteria, this the series is the highest quality product in the segment, which, to the great joy of consumers, has a perfectly acceptable cost.

Advantages

  • The optimum ratio of price and quality;
  • angle of the cutting part, enabling instant and deep cutting into ice;
  • hardy knives made of high carbon alloy steel, resistant to dulling and corrosion (up to 64 HRC);
  • persistent color of the body and turns of the screw;

disadvantages

  • not found.

Scandinavian style 130

Rating: 4.8

Scandinavian Style 130

It may seem strange, but Scandinavian Style 130 – the most exact copy of the widely known ice drill Mora Viking, conquered domestic fishermen unpretentiousness in service, speed Drilling and easy operation. Such frank plagiarism unexpectedly there were a lot of advantages: firstly, according to the principle interchangeability here you can put knives from the company Mora. Secondly, it turns out that the morally obsolete Viking is nowhere from the market and did not disappear – the notorious reincarnation took place.

Among the indisputable advantages of the Scandinavian Style 130 ice drill consumers attribute chic work on dry and wet ice, reliable design with a minimum of backlashes during operation, and also a very rare need for sharpening knives. Last and not surprising: despite the Chinese origin Scandinavian knives they have a hardness of about 62 HRC and are sufficiently viscous that provides excellent blade safety over time operation. With regard to cost issues, this icebreaker significantly exceeds its opponents in the segment – purchase, worthy of a true master of his craft.

Advantages

  • an exact copy of the megapopular drill Mora Viking;
  • equally good and tenacious work on dry and wet ice
  • high quality of structural elements;
  • full interchangeability of “native” knives with knives from Mora;

disadvantages

  • not found.

MORA ICE EASY 125 mm

Rating: 4.7

MORA ICE EASY 125 mm

Experts call the Mora Ice Easy 125 ice drill the most affordable from the Mora line, focusing on the exclusivity of the series in general sense. Thanks to the classic telescopic design, this The ice drill can be height-adjusted for great convenience. drilling ice of various depths. Actually, the maximum value this parameter is as much as 90 centimeters – not all analogues will be capable of that. In addition, Ice Easy provides Ample modernization opportunities for consumers, including a special nozzle for connecting a motor drive. However, twist manual ice drilling is also not the most costly business: in rotation both hands are involved and, thanks to the sharpest knives, drill a hole in ice turns out fast enough.

From other positive points in the Mora Ice Easy 125 ice drill we can note the total mass not exceeding 2.4 kilograms. Generally in general, this ice drill does not have pronounced disadvantages (for except for a small angle of contact of the blade with ice), since the construction itself, and the knives in particular, have excellent performance indicators. Yes, and the price of claims is not may: for a foreign product, it is more than acceptable.

Advantages

  • quality knives made from high carbon alloy steel;
  • the presence of adapters for the motor;
  • the possibility of drilling ice up to 90 cm thick;
  • optimal weight indicators (2.4 kg);

disadvantages

  • atypical screw driving (drilling takes place clockwise arrow);
  • small cutting angle of the knife (slows down the drilling process).

TONAR Two-handed LR-150D

Rating: 4.7

TONAR Two-handed LR-150D

Extremely popular ice-breaker of domestic production, sold in the vast majority of fishing stores in Russia. It is well deservedly known as a “worthy response” to foreign peers, not inferior to them either in terms of quality or in value indicators. Is it a joke, but even in modern conditions “TONAR �Two-handed “LR-150D can be found for 1,500 rubles – from such no free consumer will be able to refuse a frank freebie.

Of the ice drill performance, consumers report high the degree of comfort when drilling holes and the “survivability” of knives that remain sharp even with frequent use during the season. Despite this, their quality cannot be called a reference: according to experts, alloy steel knives are severely lacking in chrome, therefore, foci of corrosion begin to appear after several full fishing. However, such nuances in the light of the “generous” virtues mean almost nothing: replacement parts are easy to find, yes and they cost much less than foreign ones.

Advantages

  • very low price;
  • the presence of two covers in a set (plastic for blades and tissue for the bottom of the screw);
  • high durability of knives (remain sharp even after saturated fishing season);
  • compactness when folded;

disadvantages

  • susceptibility of knives to the rapid occurrence of foci corrosion.

Alligator Thunder (130 mm)

Rating: 4.6

Alligator Thunder (130 mm)

Classic ice drill that meets all modern standards quality, deservedly takes place in the ranking of the best. Is an an intermediate modification of the Thunder series, whose screw diameter equal to 130 millimeters. Provides well drilling quite universal size suitable for catching small predators (perch, chebakov, etc.) and fishing from the depths of large trophy samples (per fishing rod or zerstva).

Like most competitors in the segment, the Alligator icebreaker Thunder 130 runs on Swedish drilling technology requiring minimum cost per one well. As spherical knives from alloy steel, whose hardness is close to 62 HRC. They do not require frequent resharpening and very smartly bite into dry and wet ice. Differs in adherence to standards and constructive the execution of the base of the ice drill, made as a telescopic. If you do not take into account the cost exceeding the offer competitors, this ice drill is able to claim the highest places in the segment, especially since the number of advantages of this allows.

Advantages

  • reduced weight of the structure (2.3 kilograms);
  • noticeable bright color;
  • classic telescopic performance satisfactory compactness;
  • very resistant knives that do not require changing and frequent sharpening;

disadvantages

  • high cost relative to its closest competitors.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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