I have been fleshing hides with a knife and fleshing beam, but looking at getting a fleshing machine. I send my salted hides to the tannery so I wont be using a fleshing machine for thinning hides, just fleshing to prep for salting. Just looking for some input as to if its worth the $$ to use for fleshing and then also what machine you guys would recommend? Also can you flesh the face with a machine or is it to risky? thank you so much for your time, there is so much knowledge on this website I appreciate so much thanks!