After five years with my little Dakota IV, I finally did it. A Dakota Pro is on it's way to my shop! That small flesher was fine when I was doing 10-15 deer heads a year .. it wasn't a BAD flesher .. but it just took me a while to get a cape done on it. I got nearly 50 deer in last year and hope to get more this year and was starting to dread the though of capes lining up to be fleshed. So as much as it hurts to let go of the $$$, I ordered the Pro. I've never used a full sized flesher so I'm a little nervous. I managed to cut the tip of my thumb off with the small flesher .. I'm likely the cut my whole hand off with this Just kidding : Wish me luck!