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What's the difference between the older Dakota IV and the newer model ?

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Jackie, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

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    Hi, I am new here but have read a lot of good info here for a while and decided to register. :)

    On ebay right now the Dakota IV Detail Fleshing Machine can be had for 379.00 + ship:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Dakota-IV-Detail-Flesher-Old-Style-Head-w-Brass-Guards_W0QQitemZ7236376398QQihZ015QQcategoryZ71130QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

    The newer model of the same machine can be had for 469.99 +ship:
    http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/product/01326279/

    My question is this, for the savings should I go with the older one, it does have a decent warranty and comes from VanDykes as well.

    Next question is can you shave with it as well as flesh? I already have an Eager Beaver that I can do most things with but would like something smaller for detail work and small game.

    Thanks.
     
  2. paul e

    paul e New Member

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    the opinions will go all over the place on this one
    ill give you mine
    ive used both
    you couldn't give me the older one
    id give my arm to try and stop someone from stealing the new one
    with the new one if you set up correctly and match your height your back
    wont hurt
    you wont have to adjust the guards with a hammer
    the guards are super adjustable(i can shave one cheek on a nats a$$)
    the blade is easy to change
    the machine is easy to clean and quit
    and you wont have to call the better business to get someone to talk to you
    when your trying to but it
    now you can take that advise from someone who has had both
    save your money and get the good one
    or a good one there are other good ones and none are cheap
    or you can get the cheaper one and youll end up
    getting the good one later on after much aggravation
     

  3. I've been waiting for days for someone to answer this question, but the answer does not make any sense!

    Are you saying that the new model is the better one, or the old Dakota IV with the brass guards?

    Thanks
     
  4. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

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    I think I'll get the new one, thanks. :)
     
  5. kebees4

    kebees4 New Member

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    I have a newer one with plastic guards but think I would prefer the old brass ones better.
     
  6. paul e

    paul e New Member

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    sorry
    reread your post
    i do all the fleshing,shaving and detail touch up with my pro
    it has the best guard system ive seen on any flesher
    i dont have a opinion at all on the smaller detail model
    sorry for the mix up
     
  7. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

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    Oh Ok, thanks anyone have the older one?