ION R1 8" 5-amp Lithium Auger
Lithium-ion 5 Ah Gen 1 battery platform, paired with a brand-new motor that adds 35% more power and significant speed upgrades over previous Gen 1 ION Augers. The R1 is outfitted with a precision polymer bottom, and a centering point and cutting ring to ensure that you can safely and easily re-drill old holes without the binding and jarring that many curved blade augers can have. Available in 8” and 10” configurations, all R1 augers come with reverse and 2 led lights and are backed by an industry-leading 3-year warranty—which includes the battery. 8" weighs 23 lbs., 10" weighs 24lbs.
5Ah Gen 1 Battery
The ION R1 features a 5 amp-hour Lithium-ion battery with over 60% more capacity than our original ION®. This means more holes, freedom for longer days on the ice, and more fishing. A single charge produces up to 1600 inches of drilling power with the 8 inch auger bit.
At only 23 lbs., the ION R1 is incredibly lightweight and easy to manage. With comfortable bicycle-style handlebars that put your hands in a comfortable position, the R1 takes the work out of ice drilling.
The ION R1 ensures smooth and consistent cutting in all conditions and easily re-drills old holes thanks to its aggressive bottom design. A high-strength custom composite cutting head quickly cuts through the ice and provides an incredibly smooth breakthrough.
ION features a reverse button which allows you to flush the slush back down through the hole you’ve drilled. Simply place your auger into the hole and place the blades below the ice, then press and hold the reverse button for 15-20 seconds to flush your hole clean.
- ▼5 AMP HOUR, GEN 1 BATTERY
- This Gen 1, 5 Amp Hour battery offers a 60% higher storage capacity than the original ION® battery. This extra capacity powers the 8" ION R1 through up to 1600" of ice on a single charge.
- ◄30% FASTER CUTTING SPEEDS
- A re-optimized power system makes the ION R1 more powerful, offering up to 30% faster cutting speeds than previous Gen 1 ION augers.
- ◄ION® REVERSE
- Reverse eliminates the need for an ice skimmer by flushing the slush ice down the hole.
- ◄HIGH-STRENGTH COMPOSITE POLYMER CUTTING HEAD
- Ensures smooth and consistent cutting in all conditions and easily re-drills old holes. Aggressive design cuts through ice quickly with an incredibly smooth breakthrough. Composite material provides additional resistance to icing up.
- ◄AUGER CENTERING POINT
- Allows for ultra-precise blade positioning when opening new holes, or re-opening frozen holes.
- ◄PLANETARY GEAR TRANSMISSION
- ION® offers the optimal combination of weight and high-powered delivery, giving you maximum efficiency at the lightest weight possible.
- ◄TWO LED LIGHTS
- Positioned under the powerhead, two bright LED lights illuminate the ice surface, making the ION R1 ideal for night operation or drilling inside dark shelters.
- ◄LIGHTWEIGHT, EASY TO CARRY
- At only 23 pounds, the 8 inch ION R1 weighs nearly 40% less than typical gas-powered augers. This means less effort drilling and more opportunity to focus on fishing.
- ◄COMPACT HANDLEBAR DESIGN
- By bringing the handlebars closer to the powerhead, drilling next to walls in ice houses is easier than ever.
- ◄3-YEAR WARRANTY
- ION® offers a 3-Year Limited Warranty covering the entire unit—including the battery!
Compatibility Gen 1 Battery 5 Amp Hour Range Up to 1600" Per Charge Cutting Diameter 8" Weight 23 lb Auger Length 40" Auger Style Steel Flite Auger Bottom Composite Bottom Extension Sold Separately Transmission Planetary Gear Reverse Mode Yes Product Warranty 3-Year Limited Battery Warranty 3-Year Limited