Built from the ground up with the features that make a difference on the ice, the new strikemaster lithium 40v combines decades of ice auger experience with leading edge design and power engineering. this auger will muscle through ice hole after hole. its 40-volt, 5-amp hour lithium ion battery powers an electric dc brushless motor for reliable, constant speed and torque. a planetary gear system provides lightweight durability and high power density for unmatched performance. innovative high performance cutting via the legendary strikemaster lazer blades provide the fastest cutting edge, period. custom impact-resistance handles with ergonomically placed opposing deadman/power switch and built-in led lights. forward/reverse control runs in forward for cutting and reverse to flush slush from hole. the 2-amp rapid charge battery charging station charges battery back to full charge in 2-1/2 hours.