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post #1 of 7 Old 01-19-2015, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone tried cutting serrations into an auger that did not have any?
Or tried welding some teeth to improve hard packed snow performance?
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I tried searching for the post and couldn't find it. Someone went to a big box store and traced the serrations on a piece of paper and then used a hand held grinder to cut the serrations into their augers. Some people think they help with EOD piles, some people don't think it matters. Your choice.

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I suspect it helps but frankly if the ice is hard enough that you can't sheer it off with the spiral, then it might be time to get out your grub axe and break up the mound (if you really want to move it).

You've got to get it soon while it's fresh. If you let it freeze hard you're screwed.
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I would think if the ice is thick enough that he augers cant easily break it up. Then it may be harmful to the augers and the system. Time to break out a tool and help break it up.

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-20-2015, 01:07 PM
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Yeah I cut three tapering notches in my Sears/Murray augers. The material is 1/8' thick [old steel], I don't know if it works or not. I would think that it cut the icy, hard, packed EOD material, better than non serrated augers. It is worth a shot, in the warm wether.
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I personally do not care to have them. When I used a friends machine that had them, I just touched the corner of my neighbors "wooden" stairs and it caused the bolt to break. Way too sensitive with having the cuts in the augers. Not nescessary for me especially for how often we get a build up of ice chunks in the front apron area. If we do, the good old "ice chopper" comes out and I get a good old fashion work out.
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Yeah they will raise h**l with your stairs, or steps. I know personally.
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