I have been using Saftee Acid to pickle and EZ-tan to tan coyotes and I am not having much luck. I am tubing the coyotes then salting, pickling, neutralizing, tanning, then oiling. I have then tried to break them with a hack saw blade but apparently doing something wrong. They are not turning out as well as I would like. What are you guy using?
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that's seams to be the trouble. If your doing a soft tan I like to oil my hides twice before I break mine. Now for breaking a hacksaw seams to be the wrong way to go and that causing your troubles. Try an axe head that isn't very sharp or an end of a metal table.
I can use my bandsaw table witch is metal and has a good blunt edge. I run the skin over this a few times and get a real soft hide.
Now the idea also is to start breaking a hide when about 90% of the moisture is gone. If your working it before hand it really becomes a waste of time. The fibers are way to wet to make them break down to become soft. Just try a different braking tool and you should see a difference.
use lutanf for soft tan and break by hand - no problem