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Lip Splitting Tool

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by yosteve, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. yosteve

    yosteve New Member

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    where can i buy the razor blade lip splitting tool
     
  2. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Use disposable scalpel blades. A #22 is a very versatile blade. You can buy both the blades and the handles from McKenzie Taxidermy Supply.
     

  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I buy and use single edge razor blades you can buy at any hardware or paint store 100 to a pack
     
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  4. yosteve

    yosteve New Member

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    thanks that is what i have always used just looking and wanting to try the razor blade and holder just can not find it
     
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  5. Jeff70

    Jeff70 New Member

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    Matuska has one.
     
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  6. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

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    I used single edge razor blades since day one. Too many gimmicks out there now. “Anybody out there have a paint schedule for a Gray Fox nose” !
     
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  7. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

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    grab a bunch of cheap toothbrushes from the dollar store, heat the handle and insert a razor blade.
    now you have a blade and a handle for less than a dollar. HEY...inmates do this and use it as a very effective weapon.
     
  8. ARUsher

    ARUsher Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you are referring to the helping hands fleshing tool. You can find it at Matuska or from Helping Hands. I love mine and use it for everything from splitting to final detail thinning around eyes, nose and lips. It uses carpet blades so you get more cutting edges than using a regular straight razor blade and the angle at which it holds the blade is more comfortable than just holding a blade to me. Just my preference, but I would definitely recommend it. Its one of my favorite and most used tools. Don't buy the replacement blades from the supply company, just get a box of carpet blades from Amazon to save a lot of money.
     
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  9. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Joey I thought a southern lip splitting tool was called a fist?
     
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  10. yosteve

    yosteve New Member

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  11. yosteve

    yosteve New Member

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    Thank you so much Jeff70 & ARUsher you hit it on the nose .Went to Matuska Taxidermy and found the helping hand fleshing tool and have two on order. thanks to all for your help
     
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  12. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Guys, they have come out with a fantastic tool that eliminates jury rigging. It's called a SCALPEL and you can buy disposable replacement blades.
     
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  13. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    for everthing from mice to moose thats all I use.... have knives and scalpels rusting in the drawer....oh except small wood chisel for around antlers(#G Roofe)
     
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  14. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    George, Walker told me you can tell a real taxidermist because they use a knife.
     
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  15. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Ken knows I wasn't one. I never learned to use a straight needle like he does. I was able to take the screwdriver that he was adjusting hide with and give him a Taxi-Tuk tool.
     
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