Which Fleshing machine should I buy?

Submitted by Kim on 08/29/2002. ( mtnman@ut1.com )

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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Quebec Lite

This response submitted by Danny on 08/29/2002. ( gobbler8@juno.com )

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 .

Cape Master

This response submitted by Toonster on 08/29/2002. ( ma_toonster003@yahoo.com )

I highly reccomend the Cape Master! Best shaver i have! Contact Kieth at Arlington Cape.


This response submitted by oldshaver on 08/29/2002. ( oldshaver@yahoo.com )

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.

I don't know Oldshaver

This response submitted by George on 08/29/2002. ( georoof@aol.com )

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.

How easy are blade changes?

This response submitted by Kim on 08/29/2002. ( mtnman@ut1.com )

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.

Quick change

This response submitted by Frank E. Kotula on 08/30/2002. ( basswtrout@aol.com )

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.

Nope, Frank

This response submitted by George on 08/30/2002. ( georoof@aol.com )

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.

Thanks, everybody

This response submitted by Kim on 08/30/2002. ( mtnman@ut1.com )

Next question: Where can I get information on the Rawhide, and others you mentioned?


This response submitted by George on 08/30/2002. ( )

Call Bill at (610) 398-1948 or FAX him at (610) 395-1228.


This response submitted by Kim on 08/31/2002. ( )

I'll check into all this info. Thanks.

Wrap around - Kim

This response submitted by os on 08/31/2002. ( )

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.

Thanks, Old Shaver

This response submitted by Kim on 09/01/2002. ( mtnman@ut1.com )

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.

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