Currently I'm using a Friendly Flesher, but I'm considering buying something with quicker blade-change capabilities, like the Eager Beaver advertises. Can anyone tell me what's the best machine for the money? Thanks.
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I have tried several fleshing machines and would have to say that the Quebec Lite has to be my favorite. I actually got where I dreaded fleshing and shaving until I purchased the Quebec, now I enjoy doing this job. It is one really good machine .
I highly reccomend the Cape Master! Best shaver i have! Contact Kieth at Arlington Cape.
The best machine that was ever made is a Reliable. Unfortunatly, they are not made anymore. My next choice would be a Rawhide machine. When you shave, the left side of your chest is suppost to lean against the machine. Some machines made today dont allow that because of the sharp angles of the back blade cover. Never tried a Quebec, but would like to.
But he just spoke a parable. The old Reliable was too expensive for me when I was younger and I wasted thousands on several inferior machines. I tried the Reliable once and was sold, but they weren't being and the closest facsimile was the Rawhide Fur Dresser. Never regretted a second of it.
But to answer your question, you need to reverse it. How much money do you have to spend on a flesher. If you don't have much, the Quebec is fine, but if you can afford the big guys, the Eager Beaver, the Rawhide, and a couple others over the $1000 mark will certainly stand the test of time.
I could get a higher dollar machine if I decided it was worth the expense;
if they're really worth the extra money. I'd like quick blade changes,
because now with the Friendly Flesher, it takes me several minutes to
change a blade. Old Shaver, what am I doing wrong? I lean on the right
side of my chest.
Only and I beleive the Eager Beaver has the only one that has a real quick change. But that really is no big deal. Being able to shave a minimum of 75 heads what's a few second blade change.
Rawhide is also quick change. You simply life the motor mount to release the belt tention, pop a snap-lock fastener on the knife cowling, swing open and lift the blade out. In less than a minute, you can be back to fleshing hides.
Next question: Where can I get information on the Rawhide, and others you mentioned?
Call Bill at (610) 398-1948 or FAX him at (610) 395-1228.
I'll check into all this info. Thanks.
You get more of a wrap around effect by being on the left. Your guards are not just to protect your hands, they are to smooth out the skin before the blade makes contact with the skin.
I'll try that. I learned on a machine with no guards, and I have the scars to prove it. Anything that works better, I'm willing to try. thanks.