I am getting in to my third year of taxidermy and am starting to becomer extremely busy. My first two years I fleshed all of my deer capes with a mini flesher and am now considering buying a bigger flesher. Is the Dakota V the way to go and will it save a lot of time? Thanks for the feedback.
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I'm not sure if it's the "way to go", but it is what I use. I do about 30 heads a year, and half or more are elk or oryx, and the Dakota V works good. It is, however, the only fleshing machine I've ever owned. I have a feeling if I ever use a more expensive machine, I'll be upgrading in no time. But I would think it would do just fine if you're mostly doing whitetails. For the price, I think it's a good investment.
I bought one this year and love it.Comes with a great easy to follow video.My deer capes come out thinner and less messier than the mini flesher which I still use on deer faces.My cousin has one that is several years old and he mounts 150 a year.Just go slow and take a little off at a time.Good luck,I know your situation.Oh yea, its a little quicker and it does a better job.