I have had this auger this whole season. It is unbeatable. We can drill all the holes we need to on our fishing adventures. We have an ice castle, and love the ability to drill with minimal noise, as well as no exhaust, fumes, or oil splattering our walls. We also bought the 10" auger head for this, and this auger powers that without a problem. Re-drilling holes? No problem. The new style with the point on it does this without a problem. I love the fact that you don't have to pull the auger to start it, even my dad can easily use this auger, and he is getting on 69 this year. Great auger, even for the price. Well worth it. Battery life is also great.