I already have a drill, and an hand auger that would fit either one of these. So, if it can do a few holes in the ice per day, it would be easier on the budget than the $200-$500 that a gas one would cost.
These are the ones I am talking about:
The Ice Master.
The Nimrod adaptor:
If you do know of someone personally, I would appreciate any comments you might share - so would other folks that are cash strapped or have a physical difficulty with hand augers.
Thank you in advance.