Apologies if this has been discussed before but I don't see anything really addressing my question. I'm wondering if folks are able to utilize different augers for ice fishing and earth work using the same powerhead. My problem is that I'm inherently cheap and if I can make do with one tool for two jobs that makes sense to me. So is it feasible, or better yet does anyone have success stories?
If you look at the powerhead for the Eskimo Mako 43cc ice auger and the Earthquake 43cc earth auger, they use the same gas engine and look almost identical. Which considering that both brands are owned by Ardisam is no surprise. It occurs to my simple caveman mind that I could have a single powerhead and use the appropriate auger extension when needed. My immediate need is for doing some characterization of our property this summer, to determine where we may have sand and gravel, and what the soil conditions are at the potential cabin location. If I buy an Earthquake powerhead and auger blade this summer, later this winter I should be able to put an Eskimo ice auger blade on it and do some fishing on the lake. Right?