How to Sharpen Mora Ice Augers

How to Sharpen Mora Ice Augers
Mora manufactures a popular line of hand-powered ice augers and auger parts that permit ice fishermen to drill their fishing holes into ice-capped lakes. That these ice augers are muscle-powered, however, makes having a sharp edge on the auger's head critically important. The old-fashioned way of sharpening an auger is to get out a file, but a specialized sharpening tool can take much of the awkwardness out of the process.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Hand auger sharpener
Step 1
Hold the sharpener properly. These implements have a hand guard to protect your fingers from the auger's blades. Take hold of the handle so that hand guard is always between you and the auger.
Step 2
Sit near the drilling end of the ice auger, where you can comfortably get at the bladed teeth of the ice auger. Fit the sharpener over a tooth.
Step 3
Draw the sharpener down the tooth three or four times.
Step 4
Remove any burr that is built up on the blade by turning the sharpener over and doing the other side two or three times.
Step 5
Repeat if your ice auger has more than one cutting tooth.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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