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Classic Lazer Mag cutting machine only improves with age

Big Lake, MN – A steadfast power tool is a thing of beauty—starts like clockwork, does its job with power and precision, and hums along like a fine-tuned German engine. If you’re wielding StrikeMaster’s advanced Lazer Mag power ice auger, these are fitting descriptions indeed. Through countless winters, StrikeMaster’s classic cutting machines have remained the choice of legendary anglers, such as Dave Genz, Tom Neustrom, Brian Brosdahl, and Gary Roach. More specifically, the Lazer Mag has been the workhorse auger for you and I—everyday anglers who simply demand trustworthy performance tools.

So the question becomes, how to build upon a legend, to make a great machine even better? Last season, StrikeMaster overhauled the popular Lazer Mag, adding a precision-powered German Solo® engine. Instantly, anglers across the ice-belt were drilling twice as many holes with less effort than thought possible. Meanwhile, engine emissions and oily odors were cut to almost nothing.

And yet, StrikeMaster engineers still weren’t 100% content. So they further improved the machine’s durability to match its performance. This year’s class of Lazer Mags have been fitted with High Impact Composite Handles—giving ice anglers an ergonomic, yet lightweight drilling experience. “I’ve relied on Lazer Mag augers for a lot of years,” says another legend, Mr. Walleye, Gary Roach. “Cold, nasty winters can be brutal on gear, but these machines are even tougher. The best fishing tools are the ones you don’t have to think about—they just work. That pretty much describes my Lazer Mag.”

Engineering Highlights:

• Precision-powered 42 cc, 2.5-hp engine by Solo® Germany
• Jet-quick 40:1 gear ratio with Heat Treated Gears
• Spacious 24-ounce gas tank provides efficient, extended operation
• Available in 6”, 7”, 8” and 10” drill sizes
• Light and compact (24- to 29-pounds) up to 10-pounds lighter than the competition
• New High Impact Composite Handles\
• Stainless steel, cutlery grade blades
• Quiet, low emission operation

About SOLO® and StrikeMaster
Continuing their brilliant tradition of incorporating European ingenuity into design, StrikeMaster has tapped one of Germany’s premier small engine manufacturers, crafting the finest drilling machines on the ice. Since the 1940s, Solo® has been a pioneer in small motor design, setting engineering standards for lawnmowers, chainsaws and brush-cutters—real power tools for the toughest jobs in all outdoors.
Coupled with StrikeMaster’s precision-engineered drills and blades, the Lazer Mag continues its heritage of dependability and performance.

For more information and a 2010-11 catalog, contact
StrikeMaster Corp.,
17217 198th Avenue, Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone is (763)263-8999
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