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DIY Clam Plate to Mora auger
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I have finally purchased Clam Plate hoping to have universal auger for all situations. I have 4! other augers and was hoping that I could be able to use those on the Clam Plate but it did not happen. I have 2 Mora hand augers, Strikemaster Lazer gas powered older model, and Strikemaster Lazer battery powered older model also. So the diameter of the build-in adapter on Clam Plate is 11/16" and inner diameter on the auger bits I have is 7/8". So they fit but they are loose big time. Has anyone ran into this issue? Can anyone think about a not expensive solution? I just do not want to spend another $80 for the 5th! auger bit. It would've been easier if I had a metal shop access, unfortunately, I do not have access to equipment like that. And I bet if I order a custom adapter like that from the shop it would cost around $80 also due to the amount of time it would take.
Any ideas?

Posted on: 12/2 14:38:13
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Re: DIY Clam Plate to Mora auger
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From Bloomington
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maybe wrap the smaller shaft with sheet metal to take up space. Basically a shim.

Posted on: 12/2 15:49:06
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Re: DIY Clam Plate to Mora auger
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Quote:

orandausa wrote:
maybe wrap the smaller shaft with sheet metal to take up space. Basically a shim.


I was thinking about that, I have plenty of coil stock, but I don't think it will wrap around 11/16 diameter shaft nicely without kinks. But will try if won't find other solutions.

Posted on: 12/2 16:55:13
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Re: DIY Clam Plate to Mora auger
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Build it up with Liquid Steel and file it down to fit.

Posted on: 12/2 17:10:20
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Re: DIY Clam Plate to Mora auger
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From Albany, MN
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We made a bushing for my neighbor's auger. You might be able to find a bronze or brass bushing at an auto parts store, machinery dealer, or fleet type store. Otherwise a machine shop should be able to quickly and easily make one.

Posted on: 12/2 18:08:57
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Re: DIY Clam Plate to Mora auger
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12/23/2007
From McLeod co.
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Make your own bushing with a piece of copper pipe. Cut it to the length you want, then you may have to cut it length wise throughhone wall and open it up a bit to slip over the shaft. Or make 2 cuts length wise to remove a section tk pinch it smaller with a pliers to fit tight on the shaft. Pretty cheap fix if it works. A piece of pipe, a vise and a hacksaw is all that is needed.

Posted on: 12/2 20:53:05
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Re: DIY Clam Plate to Mora auger
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The pipe thing worked. I ended up taking 3/4 pex pipe, it was a bit small to fit on to the Clam shaft, so I put it in the boiling water for a minute and then forced it onto the shaft. Super tight, have not tried to drill yet but feels solid. Thanks for your advice, guys!

Posted on: 12/4 22:22:43
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Re: DIY Clam Plate to Mora auger
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01/22/2007
From Albertville
Posts: 1701
just get the clam drill plate ext. it is like 16.00$

Posted on: 12/4 22:58:09
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