Ion took the world's best auger and made it better. The re-designed ION X is built for extra holes and increased precision. The 40V 5 amp-hour XC5 Battery increases charge capacity by over 60 percent, allowing ice anglers to cut up to 1600 inches of ice on a single charge. Whether drilling new holes or re-drilling old, frozen-over holes, ION X's innovative cast bottom with centering point cuts more smoothly and accurately than ever before. 5 Amp-Hour 40V XC5 Battery. The XC5 Battery offers over 60 percent higher storage capacity than the original ION battery. This extra capacity powers the ION X through up to 1600 inches of ice in ideal ice conditions on a single charge. Cast Bottom. ION X's cast bottom results in smoother, more-even cuts when drilling new holes or re-drilling old holes. They've taken the legendary smooth cut of the ION and made it even more precise. Centering Point. Allows for ultra-precise blade positioning when opening new holes. ION Reverse. Reverse eliminates the need for an ice skimmer by flushing the ice down the hole. Two LED Lights. Positioned under the powerhead, two bright LED lights illuminate the ice surface making the ION X ideal for night operation and drilling inside dark shelters. Re-designed Handlebars. By bringing the handles closer to the powerhead, drilling next to walls in shacks and shelters is easier than ever. Re-designed Powerhead Housing. The ION X features a sleek, updated look and a more compact design. No gas. No oil. No fumes. With ION all you need to do is charge your battery, go to the lake and start drilling. No need to stop at a gas station, calculate the fuel mixture, or store unused mixed gas. This means no spilled gas or fumes in your vehicle. Only the noise of cutting ice. The ION is so quiet, you will only hear the sound of shredding ice...or the sound of a gas auger in the distance. This means you'll no longer have to worry about fish spooking from the loud roar of a gas engine. Less noise equals more fish. Planetary Gear Transmission. ION gives you maximum efficiency at the lightest weight possible. It offers the optimal combination of weight and high-powered delivery. The result is performance without unnecessary weight. Smooth cuts every time. The ION No Catch Cutting System features the Spot On centering ring which allows you to re-open frozen holes. Together with the Straight Through blade design, the ION virtually eliminates "catching" at break-through and no jagged ice at the bottom of the hole that can fray line and cost you a big fish. Lightweight. Easy to Carry. At only 22 pounds, ION weighs nearly 40 percent less than typical gas-powered augers. That extra 10 to 15 pounds is substantial. This means less effort drilling and more opportunity to focus on fishing.