Fleshing machines which is the best

Submitted by Joe on 7/24/06 at 6:26 PM. ( )

Looking to buy a new one which is the best in price and quality don't want a hand held one? What do you guys/gals think?

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Fleshing machines

This response submitted by DEERMEISTER on 7/24/06 at 6:29 PM. ( )

Lot's about this in the archives. I think I would buy the top end Van Dykes one.

The Best

This response submitted by Gunny on 7/24/06 at 7:46 PM. ( )

Can't beat an Eager Beaver.{man I love saying that}But thier customer service sucks.

Buy a Reliable if you can find one

This response submitted by David Patton on 7/24/06 at 8:16 PM. ( )

If not, then a Rawhide is the next best for a commercial floor model.

for your first machine

This response submitted by phil on 7/24/06 at 10:01 PM. ( )

just bought a dakota pro.for us inexperienced part time fleshers,I found the minute gaurd adjustments very helpful.Your able to make quick micro adjustments depending on what hides or capes you are fleshing.Have used for about a year now,no problems.

Over the years I've used many types

This response submitted by Laurier on 7/25/06 at 9:29 AM. ( houlel@onlink.net )

Over 34 years I've used many different types , I use the rawhide, it works the best for me and does not plug up like some do , the next best is the Quebec flesher, but I prefer the rawhide a lot more.
If you would like Bill's number at Rawhide call me at (705)476-0483 and I will look it up for you.


This response submitted by George on 7/25/06 at 10:08 AM. ( georoof@aol.com )

Bill Metterhausen at (610)398-1948

eager beaver

This response submitted by Mr.T on 7/25/06 at 11:55 AM. ( )

smooth and quite, miles ahead of the Dakota I had.


This response submitted by oscar on 7/25/06 at 1:11 PM. ( )

has anyone had any rust or corrosion with the Quebec? I have one that is falling apart. Like the machine otherwise.

Something New

This response submitted by Breck on 7/25/06 at 1:43 PM. ( brecktaxidermy@sbcglobal.net )

I just got home from the NTA convention in Billings, while there I saw a "new" to the taxidermy industry but not a new product. It is a flesher used in the meat proccessing industry that hangs from the ceiling and works like a dremel tool. After seeing it demonstrated and trying it myself I bought one. It cost almost $1700 but I think it's well worth it. I like the fact that I take the knife to the skin and not have top move the skin to the knife. I left the info at home but I will post it here tomorrow. It's called the WIZZARD. They plan on advertizing in Breakthrough.


This response submitted by Breck on 7/25/06 at 2:02 PM. ( )

It's called the Whizard from Bettcher. www.bettcher.com

Capemaster shaver

This response submitted by Mark V. on 7/25/06 at 8:08 PM. ( mtmmvruno@lakeland.ws )

I had a Rawhide and thought it was great then I got a Capemaster shaver from Arlington cape. Night and day difference. They are sold through Knoblochs tanning supplies. Don't overlook this machine very high quality, dependable and excellent customer service. ,Mark

Wegner' School of Taxidermy

This response submitted by Ron on 7/29/06 at 7:22 PM. ( www.wiggy@ticon.net )


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