If you need to bore a hole in a block of ice, grab your auger. An auger is a hand tool with a long blade that looks sort of like a screw, which drills holes when turned.
An auger is typically used to drill holes in material such as wood, soil, or ice. When you turn the auger, the blade digs into the material and slowly shaves away a thin layer, eventually creating a hole. Think of it as working like a drill — only you’re the one supplying the power. A special kind of auger made out of a long coil of wire can be used to clear clogs out of drains or pipe