Eskimo Mako Ice Auger Review

The Eskimo Mako Ice Auger is powerful and comfortable. Using a 43cc Viper two-cycle engine, this auger features a high level of performance with its fingertip throttle control. Even more, it has a quick-response starter primer button which enables the user to to conveniently operate the machine. Here is an Eskimo Mako Ice Auger review from an avid fisherman along with product info, features, and specifications.

Mako Ice Auger imageTo ensure a smooth operation, this auger also features an all-ball-bearing transmission. When it’s frighteningly cold and an angler needs to where mittens or gloves, this device features an extra-large recoil handle. This handle is also fitted with anti-vibration foam, helping to make the part easier to handle as the auger turns. The engine’s muffler on the Eskimo Mako Ice Auger is guarded, protecting the user from the hot spots. One of the most interesting features of this model is the fact that it has a transparent gas tank, so monitoring gas levels is an ease.

The blades themselves are top-of-the-line, dual-layered, serrated stainless steel, which makes for some of the fastest boring on the market today. This is all finished with a powder coating, adding durability. That makes for a clean hole that’s easy to keep open with any good quality ice chisel.

Mako Ice Auger Features

  • Top-of-the-line 43cc Viper engine
  • See-through gas tank
  • Throttles on the fingertip for complete power control
  • Anti-vibration foam handles for easy grip
  • Stainless steel blades

Mako Auger Specifications

  • Available in 8” or 10”
  • Weight: 31 lbs or 33 lbs
  • MSRP: $279.99-$299.99

Overall Eskimo Mako Ice Auger Review

I would rate my Eskimo Mako Ice Auger review as a 4 out of 5 stars. Overall, the Mako is a great instrument for getting the ice fishing process going. I preferred the 10″ model over the 8″ model. It works remarkably well and is extremely easy to use. In terms of durability, this model can handle some of the most intense conditions.

Additionally, it was easy to fit into my Fat Fish Ice Shelter. Though it’s plenty spacious for most hole drillers. The design seems to make it lean a little nicer in the corner, but it could just be personal preference.

Particularly nice is the handle, which allows for comfortable use without the rattle most machines have. I only docked it one star during the review because I felt that it twisted more than some other ice auger models that are made by Eskimo. the 8″ version was the worst for this. However, overall the performance really fits the price; particularly on the 10″ version.

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Eskimo Mako Ice Auger Review, 3.9 out of 5 based on 14 ratings

Written by Skeets Sawyer

Skeets Sawyer is a master fisherman, angling his way through literally thousands of lakes and rivers. Along with owning a small town bait shop, he designs his own line of fishing poles. Some of most intersting places he’s drop his line are Saskatchewan and Sri Lanka. He resides in Henderson, Minnesota.

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