Jiffy Ice Augers
Jiffy Ice Augers Explained...
It recently occurred to me that it may be helpful to have some webpages that explained the Jiffy naming convention since Jiffy ice augers come in such a wide variety of models. With different engine options, transmission options, auger options and even handle options, it can be somewhat confusing trying to figure out what means what.
Imagine watching some ice fisherman zip down through 30" of ice over and over and deciding that you simply must have a Jiffy, because that was what he was using. Well, perhaps he was using a Model 30 with a Stealth STX auger, but all you knew was that it was a Model 30. You eagerly pick one up, not realizing that it had a standard FirePower drill, and although it seemed to work well, it just wasn't the ice hog that his seemed to be. What could be worse?
Well, that is the purpose of this page. To try to decipher the Jiffy terminology so that you can make an informed choice when you're ordering yours. Get what you want!
There are a few additional pages, that support this effort. Please read them so that you understand the actual auger differences.
These are Jiffy Stealth STX and Jiffy Legend XT
Jiffy Engine Options...
You can choose between Jiffy ice augers powered by battery or gas/oil mixture, or the recently introduced propane model, the Pro4.
They offer gas (40:1 gas/oil mixture) engines in either 2 Hp or 3 Hp.
The 3 Hp model is the Series 3500 engine and is an 85cc Tecumseh engine operating at 390 RPM. Series 30 models use the Series 3500 engine.
The 2 Hp is the Series 2500 engine and is a 49cc Tecumseh running at 375 RPM. Series 70 models and the SD60i are equipped with the Series 2500 engine.
The propane model is powered by a 4 stroke, overhead valve engine.
The Lectric model is powered by a heavy duty electric motor.
Gearboxes of Jiffy Ice Augers...
Jiffy ice drills come with either an HST or an HTT transmission (gearbox). All Jiffy gearboxes contain hardened steel gears.
The HTT gearbox is a High-Speed, single reduction gearbox with a 15:1 gear ratio. The HTT gearbox uses a special low temperature lubricant and PTFE on the friction surfaces. This enhances performance to temeratures as low as -65° F, while increasing the cutting power by up to 18%. The HTTgearbox is used in the New ProII Series, the Series 30 models, the Lectric models as well as the new Pro4 propane model.
The HST (high speed transmission) single stage transmission has a gear ratio of 12:1. It is used in the 70 Series models and the older SD60i.
All Jiffy gearboxes are single stage and rotate the auger in a counter-clockwise direction, making them incompatible with other ice auger brands requiring a clockwise rotation.
They all come with a one-year warranty by Jiffy.
The standard Jiffy ice auger is the FirePower, which is a typical auger with typical razor style blades.
Please read my page on the Jiffy Legend for an explanation of this drill.
Also, please read this page on theJiffy Stealth STX ice auger.
More Features of Jiffy Ice Augers...
See-through Fuel Tank for easy fuel level monitoring
New E-Z Connect™ coupler to connect auger to powerhead.
Comfort Grip handles
Jiffy Earth Augers made especially for the Jiffy power head that allow for drilling in dirt. 4 sizes available
Jiffy claims that their models are ideal for both initial drilling and redrilling of refrozen ice holes. This is something that I've always avoided, because it seems easier just to pop out a new hole, plus I know it can damage augers of other brands like Strikemaster. However, I have never had the chance to try a Jiffy auger, so I will reserve judgement on that claim.
Go Shopping for a Jiffy...
Jiffy from Cabela's
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More Ice Auger Pages...
Some typical Jiffy Ice Drill configurations. Models available for any budget.
The NEW Jiffy Pro4 Propane ice auger.
Jiffy Stealth STX cutting technology.
Jiffy Legend XT drill assembly.
Ice Auger Buyer's Guide - Selecting the best ice auger for you.
Eskimo ice augers
Ice augers from Strikemaster
Additional Ice Fishing Central Pages...
Fish species commonly taken through the ice.
Tips & techniques for ice fishing Lake Trout
Overview of the Equipment needed for ice fishing.
Ice fishing gear Gearing up
A "Must Have" device for all ice fishermen is an ice fishing flasher.
My buyer's guide for portable ice shelters.
Catch & Release tips to improve fish survival rates.
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