I had such high hopes for this product...I purchased this Clam Ice Anchor Installation Tool this afternoon, and took it to the lake to try out immediately. The tool broke after only two ice anchors had been installed. I was attempting to use this tool on Clam ice anchors. At approximately 15*F, the temperature was well within normal ice fishing conditions. I plan on returning it back to Cabela's for a refund tonight, we'll see how that goes. The package is boldly marked, "NOTICE: ONCE USED, THIS ITEM CANNOT BE RETURNED TO THE STORE.. IF YOU HAVE A WARRANTY CLAIM, PLEASE CONTACT CLAM OUTDOORS DIRECTLY." In hindsight, I should have taken that as a quality warning.
I took this out of the wrapper and thought to myself I will never have to hand screw and achor again! Wrong it broke when I tried to insert the anchor! I gave it to a friend of mine and he made one out of stainless steele. Now it works perfect. Anything but plastic would have been better. Well live and learn I always say and here's to many tip ups this season.