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99 Questions

  1. Hi, I purchased a K Drill from Cabela’s. Was it supposed to come with the Drive Adapter because there was not one in the box???

    1. Sarah,
      It comes with a drive adapter to attach to an electric drill chuck, but to attach to a Clam Plate, you must purchase the Clam Adapter IDRLADPC.

  2. Couple things, since theres no registration are you going to stand behind your product when the receipt fades away in a year & did you change the flighting as this auger does not match the picture in the owners manual & if so why & what do the changes do to the performance? Is the new spacing not alowing all the shavings to come all the way up, hence the binding?

    1. Your only means of assured warranty at this time is hanging on to your receipt for that first year.

  3. Do you sell M18 drills with just one battery and a case?
    I don’t need another charger and already have one good battery; just need the drill and a single battery.

    1. We only offer the complete drill kit with 2 batteries, charger, drill, side arm and carrying case. It is possible to purchase the drill 2703-20 and battery 48-11-1850 separately from online or contractor outlet stores.

  4. I recently purchased the Milwaukee drill Model #2703-22. I’m clear that the drill needs to be set on the DRILL mode and on the Level 1 RPM setting, but what should the Clutch dial be set to? It has settings from 2-24. I noticed this question was asked earlier but your answer to did not address the clutch setting. Thanks.


    1. Drill needs to be set on ‘1’ for the low speed-high torque setting. Collar to be set in ‘drill’ mode rather than ‘screw’ mode. When in the drill mode the collar setting for the torque does not come into play in the operation of the drill

  5. Hello,

    Is the K-Drill shank a 7/16″ hex flat style?

    Wondering if it’s compatible with Milwaukee’s QUIK-LOK™ Chuck: For keyless, one-handed bit changes. Accepts most 7/16″ hex flat or groove shank bits

    1. No it is not compatible.

  6. How strong is the auger when clearing out pre drilled holes that are starting to freeze up? I.e. Reusing the holes in my shack…

    1. The K-Drill works marvelously for re-drilling old holes. Wherever you set the tip is where it drills. No binding.

    2. The K-drill shank is 1/2″ so you must have a drill that can open up enough to accept a 1/2″ drill.

    3. By going online for your preferential drill manufacturer they will categorize their drills by their chuck size or power. 1/2″ drills are very common, just get one with the correct specs. See our requirements.

  7. Do you have an adapter for an sds drill?

    1. Sorry, there is no adapter for Slotted Drive System drills at this time.

  8. I just purchased your K-Drill with the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Model #2703-22. What torque setting number on the drill should I use for best ice drilling?

    1. Use the normal Drill mode, not the driver mode. Even at the max setting, the auger will stall.

  9. will a Milwaukee model 2701-21p drill work on the k drill?

    1. Sorry John. That model does not meet the requirements.

  10. Just saw your video and at the end it said you could put the KDrill on a strikemaster powerhead. I have the 8 inch KDrill and love it. Will it fit the Honda lite powered head? I have a 10 inch bit and a lot falls though a 10 inch hole would love to put the KDrill 8 inch on. Thank you and have a great day.

    1. If your Honda uses a 7/8″ shaft, it may work. Some modification to the K-Drill shaft may be required in order to allow for the connecting bolt.

  11. Do you have any Canadian dealers

    1. Yes, we have multiple outlets for the K-Drill, please lookup dealers in our K-Drill website by noting your zip code.

  12. Do you have any reconditioned 8″ units in stock

    1. Not at this time, but be sure to check the Shop page occasionally. We’ll list them here when available…

  13. Will my Dewalt dc777 20v brushless work, I asked at Runnings and no one could answer?

    1. No it won’t. This drill lacks the required torque.

  14. Is there an adapter to fit the k drill to the ion power head?

    1. Not at this time.

  15. Can you use a Milwaukee m18 fuel hammer drill?

    1. Only if it meets the minimum specs and has a normal “Drill” mode…

  16. Does this work with a Rigid Gen 5X brushless 18V drill? It has a 2 amp hour (high capacity) battery.

    1. Sorry, it will not.

    2. will a ridgid 5x brushless hammer drill work with the 4 amp battery it seems to meet the requirements if not why so?

    3. This drill has slightly less torque than required. It may work with the 6″ K-Drill, but is not officially approved. Without ample torque, the auger may stall frequently.

  17. Is there a way of extending about 6″ – 8″? I am tall with a bad back. Without an extender, the drill is a little short for me and the 12″ extender is too long.

    1. Sorry, we only offer the 12″ extensions.

  18. Will the Milwaukee 2607-20 work with the 8″ auger?

    1. No, it will not.

  19. Will the Milwaukee 2755-20 work with the k drill?

    1. Afraid not.

  20. How thick of ice can I cut without the extension. Thanks!

    1. 36″

  21. Any plans on a 10ln. bit? That would be great love my 8in.

    1. Sorry, no plans for a larger auger size.

  22. I am up in Canada and it is not uncommon for the ice to be 4’ thick. Can this drill be used at that depth? I can’t see if you sell an extension .

    1. Yes, 12″ extensions are available. They can be stacked, so there really is no limit to how thick the ice can be…

  23. will a kdrill work properly paired with the new strikemaster lithium or will there not be enough rpms

    1. Unknown. It has not been tested as of yet.

  24. Hello, just bought a 8″ k- drill. Love how it works on a milw. Fuel m18. Wondering if it’s been tested on any power heads? And witch one would you recommend? And what a guy needs to make it work. Please and thank you!

    1. Via the engineering department: “The K-Drill is compatible with power heads having a 7/8” output shaft and that turn clockwise when viewing from the top. Strikemaster will use the same 5/16” bolt going through the shaft and Eskimo uses a 3/8” bolt, which means it may be necessary to either add a hole, at 90 degrees to existing hole in the K-Drill shaft, or drill out the existing hole in the K-Drill shaft and secure with a through bolt.”

  25. I have a Milwuakee Fuel 18 brushless drill with two batteries, what is the best settings for drilling holes with kdrill? brand new, just got for this winter! Thanks

    1. Always use the low-gear setting in normal “drill” mode.

  26. I’m curious if something is maybe out of spec with my auger. I was under the understanding that the k drill would fit on strikemaster powerheads so I tried it on my strikemaster Honda lite this evening and was unable to get the holes to line up. It was close but not close enough to get threaded. Let me know if this should be able to work on my powerhead. I have a drill too but was hoping to use the powerhead late season.

    1. This setup should work. Please contact our support department and attach a photo if you can…

  27. My wife bought me the Milwaukee m18 set with redlithium battery packs. Will this work for a kdrill unit?

    1. Yes, this is our top recommended drill.

  28. Is there a safety option to keep the auger from going to the bottom of the lake, when as you already know ALL, I repeat ALL battery operated drills the chuck never stays tight and do come loose repeatedly, I own Dewalt 20V set, Craftsman 19.2V, and a Milwaukee 18V set as I work on houses for a living All were bought in hopes the chuck coming loose would stop, Never has, so your answer to the bottom of the lake??????????????

    1. Yes, that is the purpose of the foam float attached to the upper part of the auger’s shaft.

  29. I have an 8″ Kdrill 3 or 4 seasons old. The new blades I purchased at the sporting goods retailer are not the same size as my original blades. Has there been changes to the design? What should I do?

    1. The older K-Drills had a slightly different design. You can still get those blades, but you’ll need to order direct. Please call the office at 952-224-3649.

  30. Just curious if the reconditioned units come with all the benefits:
    Sharpened blades for life
    1 year warranty

    1. Yes, same warranty and benefits as a new one.

  31. I bought my Kdrill four or five years ago and love it. I have scene moves to Idaho and am now dealing with more slush pockets and now the head keeps freezing up on me. Have you addressed this issue and if so how can I get the head replaced. Thank you!

    1. Yes, we have fixed that problem. The original design of the cutting head from the first K-Drills had a step below the center tip that prevented a smooth flow of chips off the center tip. Once the center tip and surrounding surface packed with ice shavings it stopped the entire drill from moving through the ice. The latest design has a smoother transition that allows the chips and shavings from the center tip to slide onto the area of the cutting blades and be carried out with the chips from the main chipper blades, hence making the K-Drill work through a wider range of drilling conditions. We can upgrade older K-Drills to the new design if you send it in. There is no cost beyond the in-bound shipping.

      K-Drill Systems
      6667 West Old Shakopee Road
      Suite 102
      Bloomington, MN 55438

  32. I have a cordless 1/2″ Milwaukee 18v lithium driver/drill. Category 2601-20, will this work with the 8″ K Drill?

    1. Afraid not Dan. This drill is not brushless (meaning overheating the motor will be a problem) and does not have the torque required.

  33. I have a 20v dewalt and use the clam plate, will the Kdrill fit that or would I need an adapter?

  34. Do you guys offer a veteran discount?

    1. Yes, please contact Corey at the office: 952-224-3649 He’ll take care of you.

  35. Which of the DeWalt drills do you recommend for optimal use of the Kdrill?

    1. The DCD991P2 is a great choice.

  36. What model number Milwaukee drill do you guys send with your drill/ auger combo? Thanks

    1. As of this date, it’s #2703-22

  37. What constitutes a reconditioned k-drill.

    1. Generally, reconditioned product has been used by our staff, writers, pros and other VIP types. Each drill is thoroughly checked, worn parts are replaced, and it’s fitted with newly sharpened blades.

  38. Dewalt no longer uses max torque in the specs for their drills. They now uses AWO and MWO to determine the “power” of the drill. Since your website says the minimum requirement to use the K Drill is 750in/lbs, how can I tell if a certain Dewalt drill has enough torque?

    1. Here’s a good article that explains the conversions…

      If the drill is of true professional quality, rather than the DIY types, and meets the 18 volt, half-inch, brushless requirements, it should be more than adequate.

  39. i was lucky enough to be a test participant of the 8 inch auger which i mated to a 60v dewalt – absolutely perfect. Love it!

    Can you resharpen the blades for me? Can i buy additional blades?

    1. Thanks Tom! The 8″ model is our most popular.

      You can buy new blades here…

      and, Yes, we will re-sharpen your old K-Drill blades too. More info here:

  40. So I have a Milwaukee M18 1/2” high toque impact wrench, do you make an adaptor for that?

    1. Sorry, the impact wrench will not work. You’ll need something with a standard drill function.

  41. I have a 50 volt Strikemaster drill that I would like to put the k-drill on. The shaft of the Strikemaster is 7/8″ Do you have an adapter that will fit this shaft?

    1. No need. The K-Drill will fit directly.

  42. Hi,
    I am local. Can I personally pick up the drill at your location?



    1. Yes. We are open M – F 8am to 4:30pm

  43. Do I need to register the Kdrill I bought at the Vexlar store in Bloomington on 9/14/2017?

    I’m not seeing anything in the website to register so I just assume I hold on to the receipt?

    Keith Ricke

    1. Correct. No need to register. Just hang on to your receipt.

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