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Hydraulic Press Channel Shows Another Way to Drill Holes in the Ice

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How do you drill holes in the ice to go ice fishing? Not like this…

The folks behind the Hydraulic Press Channel have another YouTube channel, Beyond the Press, and they tested a rather unique way to make a hole in the ice.

Warning: A few “choice” words get let loose toward the end of the video.

Makes sense, doesn’t it? Ice melts. Why not use a red-hot cylinder of steel?

In the video, they use a 44-pound cylinder on about a foot of ice. Of course, cameras are set up at every angle, even under the ice, to capture the action.

Does it work to drill holes? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

The steel cylinder does turn the ice into boiling hot water. It’s cool to watch it spit and steam as the steel is placed on the frozen surface.

And the sounds from both above and below the ice are like nothing you’ve ever heard before.

It’s a cool experiment and fascinating to watch. And listening to the channel hosts is hilarious.

But an effective way to drill holes in the ice for ice fishing?

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Hydraulic Press Channel Shows Another Way to Drill Holes in the Ice