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Offline JIGMAN21

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electric filet knives
« on: Feb 16, 2019, 08:18 PM »
my old filet knife is worn out.  can anybody recommend a good replacement.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #1 on: Feb 16, 2019, 08:20 PM »
american angler.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #2 on: Feb 16, 2019, 08:25 PM »
American angler, no doubt. With the shark blades (skinny blades for panfish)

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #3 on: Feb 17, 2019, 06:43 AM »
American Angler / Shark Blades .
Oops! is too late.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #4 on: Feb 17, 2019, 06:52 AM »
American angler $100 +.
Mister twister $30 or less..
My mister twister is 30yo. and still works great. I did get new blades about 10 years ago..   jmo..
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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #5 on: Feb 17, 2019, 06:57 AM »
I'm happy with my 110v Rapala . My first one lasted close to 25 years with heavy use summer and winter. The replacement is going strong.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #6 on: Feb 17, 2019, 06:59 AM »
Just retired my B&D after 20  years $12.00 , to replace , its corded
 

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #7 on: Feb 17, 2019, 07:02 AM »
My 30 year old American Angler die.this winter and.so did my 5 year old Mr.Twister. lol The Twister I know how to fix,need to solder a contact spot. I always buy extra Mr. Twister,Wally world always.puts them on sale. I paid $15 bucks for the last two. They always break down the same way,they only work on one side,because the contact burnt out,easy fix, solder a new piece of metal to the bad area.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #8 on: Feb 17, 2019, 07:47 AM »
american angler.


X2....specially if you fillet large numbers at once, the cheaper knives are ok if your only doing a few at a time.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #9 on: Feb 17, 2019, 07:52 AM »
American Angler Pro.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #10 on: Feb 17, 2019, 08:10 AM »
The Rapala Lithium Ion is expensive but sweet. I'll never go back to a corded knife.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #11 on: Feb 17, 2019, 11:33 AM »
American angler $100 +.
Mister twister $30 or less..
My mister twister is 30yo. and still works great. I did get new blades about 10 years ago..   jmo..

Your mister twister 30 year old one is not built like the new ones. I burned up 3 mister twisters before I bought my first AA. I sold the first AA one because it was a battery and I always clean fish by an electrical outlet so bought the AC one. Very pleased with the AA, but I dont use it often anymore.. mostly just carving roasts and hams and such.

The rapala lithium is another good one I've heard.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #12 on: Feb 17, 2019, 11:54 AM »
Bought a new one from Walmart that was about 15 bucks and it works nice have done 12 walleye and a few perch and some crappie and trout all in one sitting and have done frozen fish from off the ice and it is still cutting and running just like I bought it. Just depends on how much you want to spend on one and if you want to have it plugged in or cordless.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #13 on: Feb 17, 2019, 12:02 PM »
I'm sticking with the 4" original Rapala. I'd consider going electric if I had to clean BIG fish. Perch, crappies, and gills are fine with a wood handled Rapala.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #14 on: Feb 17, 2019, 12:38 PM »
I'm sticking with the 4" original Rapala. I'd consider going electric if I had to clean BIG fish. Perch, crappies, and gills are fine with a wood handled Rapala.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #15 on: Feb 17, 2019, 12:50 PM »
I'm sticking with the 4" original Rapala. I'd consider going electric if I had to clean BIG fish. Perch, crappies, and gills are fine with a wood handled Rapala.
  Once you get the hang of the electric, you'll never go back.  You can clean 30 perch in no time.  If I only have 10 or so fish, I still stick with my trusty 4" or 6" wood handle Rapala knife though.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #16 on: Feb 17, 2019, 01:06 PM »
X2 on the Rapala Lithium Ion!!  Love the knife well worth the price!!

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #17 on: Feb 17, 2019, 01:31 PM »
Never tried the mister twisters. Been using a AA for along many years. Still works great! Don’t use it much Anymore as I only Keep a small number of fish anymore. Most of the times I just use my seven inch uncle Henry. I do like or did like the way the electric would allow me to run through the rib bones on pan fish. Quicker without dulling the knife blade. If the twisters work for y’all get another! Now if y’all are looking for a really fine feliet knife get a Leach Lake had mine from 2004. Put one touch up on the blade!
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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #18 on: Feb 17, 2019, 03:08 PM »
  Once you get the hang of the electric, you'll never go back.  You can clean 30 perch in no time.  If I only have 10 or so fish, I still stick with my trusty 4" or 6" wood handle Rapala knife though.

Cool story bro!

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #19 on: Feb 17, 2019, 04:38 PM »
I'm happy with my 110v Rapala . My first one lasted close to 25 years with heavy use summer and winter. The replacement is going strong.
I like my 110v Rapala also.  I just wish it didn't come with a 1500 foot cord that I can never get packed back in its case.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #20 on: Feb 17, 2019, 05:13 PM »
Cool story bro!
Don't knock it til ya try it  ;) ::)

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #21 on: Feb 17, 2019, 06:17 PM »
Mister Twister is collecting dust charging my Rapala Ion now

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #22 on: Feb 17, 2019, 06:34 PM »
i have a heavy duty rapala and love it.  it replaced a 15 year old rapala and loved it too.  cleaned thousands upon thousands of fish with it.  it got to the point once it was on it was on till got done cleaning fish.  also got a rapala fancy battery ion rapala for christmas and have cleaned prob 600 or 700 fish with it this winter and it has performed very well.  well beyond anything i would have expected from a battery operated electric knife.  i would honestly recommend the lithiom ion battery rapala.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #23 on: Feb 17, 2019, 08:06 PM »
X3 on the Rap lith-ion

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #24 on: Feb 17, 2019, 08:52 PM »
I retired a rapala 12v/110v after about 7-8yrs....a Berkeley 110v....after 5yrs....both cord problems...repairable. Bought a mister twister 110v couple yrs ago and so far like it better than either...seems to cut through ribs easier...better blade release...$30!

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #25 on: Feb 17, 2019, 09:37 PM »
Don't knock it til ya try it  ;) ::)

No thanks.  I've perfected filleting without an electric knife.

Thousands of panfish with a 4.5 blade.  I even caught them without a flasher too.  If that's possible. lol

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #26 on: Feb 17, 2019, 10:53 PM »
Was thinking of trying the lithium Rapala, but they rate rather poorly on Amazon.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #27 on: Feb 18, 2019, 12:25 AM »
  Once you get the hang of the electric, you'll never go back.  You can clean 30 perch in no time.  If I only have 10 or so fish, I still stick with my trusty 4" or 6" wood handle Rapala knife though.

I'll throw you a curve ball. A good long knife in the hands of a skilled operator is way faster than an electric knife... and much cleaner. How many electric knives do you think are in the fish processing plants, restaurants, fish shops, charter boats, etc? I bet you can count them on one hand. Perch are so easy with a good knife, I'd say less than 10 seconds per fish when in the groove.

Electrics make for EASY cleaning, just press a button and point the knife in the right direction and nothing really stands in your way.

I clean my fish with a bubba blade, not because I think its some magic knife but because the grip is so darn comfortable. The knife is good though, nice steel that doesn't need sharpened for a few hundred fish and the shape is real easy to work with (I use the 9" tapered flex). One motion and the side of the fish is laying on the cutting board, takes about a second per side of the fish.


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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #28 on: Feb 18, 2019, 07:14 AM »
I have had a Dexter for years, never tried an electric.

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Re: electric filet knives
« Reply #29 on: Feb 18, 2019, 09:17 AM »
No thanks.  I've perfected filleting without an electric knife.

Thousands of panfish with a 4.5 blade.  I even caught them without a flasher too.  If that's possible. lol


Cool story, bro. You should make a thread about non-electric 4.5" fillet knives and go post in there.

 



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