Does anyone know of a GOOD quality electric knife? I use Mister twisters for YEARS and now the motors are slow, blades dull and all plastic gears. I need something to cut through freaking 17 inch walleyes for Gods sakes. The new Mister Twisters struggle, it's pathetic how stuff nowadays just isn't made how they were years back. I have an old Mister Twister that is 15 years old, motor sounds better and cuts faster than the new ones. I'd pay $100 for a decent knife that will carve like butter through a fish. I' thinking about just buying a cheapie from WalMart and see how they cut.
I own 2 rapala knives. 1st one I got as a wedding gift - 14 years ago. Still works, but the button stays on. Replaced with a new rapala knife 2 or 3 years ago. Works for my needs.
I use for salmon, walleye and pannies. For the cost, no complaints.
LeviM , depending on which battery/charger you have, check the charger for a button , you have to disharge the battery to get a full charge
Haven't used mine since my last trip to Erie in 1995, I've never liked them and believe me I've filleted many fish over the years. My old Rapala's 4 and 6 inch knife's work well maybe not quite as fast but with a good edge you waste far less meat and have none of the problems mentioned here. Call me old school if you like, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it !!
I recently was given the cordless Rapala knife and it’s junk. Had it three months and the battery won’t hold a charge. Have to leave it plugged in and even then it’s a pooch. Previously had the Berkley and worked well, only complaint was it overheating if you pushed it.
I have a Black and Decker 9" Stainless Steel Blade Electric Knife. What I like about this particular knife is that the blade is 1) 9" Stainless Steel and the blade never needs to be sharpened. I'm a Great Lakes angler and have used this particular knife for well over 15 years, I have cleaned lots of Chinook Salmon, Coho, Brown Trout, Rainbow (Steelhead) Trout etc. I have used this knife on Walleye, Crappie, Perch. 2) It has a nice comfort grip handle. This knife is the cat's meow. It gets the job done well. 3) Price, you can't beat that. Walmart is selling it for under $12.00. What a steal....Just take care of it properly and it will serve your needs for a very long time. To this day I still have this knife and wouldn't trade it for anything different. I have seen a lot of anglers over the years burn out expensive cheap crap knives, while mine is still going. Keep it away from getting wet at the cleaning station and you'll have a friend forever....
oddly enough the best electric knife I ever used was a Hamilton Beach we got for a wedding present for carving ham/turkey/etc....yea ok that was 46 years ago, who knows now....have had the American Angler for 25 years but she is starting to get pretty hot after 15 fish...bought new blades a couple times is all
I own two Rapala electrics. One can run on a 12v battery, cig plug, or electricity with the adapter and the other one is electricity only. Thought I'd use the battery one more often but I find myself cleaning fish at home 99 percent of the time. I like the electric one more than the battery - it's just a bit more powerful. I've had it for almost 15 years and I use it for all the fish I clean. It's got a smaller blade and a large blade and unless i'm cleaning a northern or salmon I don't need the larger blade.
I liked the electric one so much that I got my dad one a number of years ago. His is not nearly as good as mine. the button on it does not press easily, which makes it harder to use. I don't know why, it's the same knife and everything, but it feels totally different.
Also, I only take the fillets off the bone with the electric. I still like using a plain old Rapala fillet knife to take them off the skin. Been using that knife since I started filleting fish when I was 8 years old, so it's going on 30 years!