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Old 08-10-2011, 02:59 PM
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Need one.

I currently use the Pirahna, by Electric Fisherman (I think), don't like it, blades dull, replacement blades are dull when you purchase'em.

What do you guys use?

What do you guys recommend?
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
Need one.

I currently use the Pirahna, by Electric Fisherman (I think), don't like it, blades dull, replacement blades are dull when you purchase'em.

What do you guys use?

What do you guys recommend?
I just use a good fillet knife.
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I buy the Black and Decker,12 bucks at wally world
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I've used about all of them. I like Mister Twister as they have good customer service and will replace or repair your knife , even if out of warranty for a flat $10 fee if you ship back to them. I've used American Anglers and had good luck with them as well but they won't repair them. After my last American Angler took a chit, I went to wally world and got a black and decker. for less then 1/2 the price of a "fishing" electric knife, it gets the job done ok , although not wild about the "offset" blades".
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I have 3 American Angler knives and bought the skinny shark blades for them. I have found NOTHING better than these skinny blades for filleting fish. So much less drag makes filleting so much easier.

Do yourself a favor and DON'T EVER buy a rechargeable knife. They have no power and die so quick they are totally worthless. I wasted $60 on the piece of junk and slammed it on the floor and broke it in pieces. Made me feel better but I probably should have taken it back....LOL.

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The American Angler MT (Metal Transmission) with the skinny shark blades is the best I've used. They will go through the ribs on a mess of 7 pound sheepshead, and the 10" blades will fillet and skin pretty large fish. The MT has a 2-year warranty, and I have one that is 4+ years old, and I cannot imagine how many fillets it has cut.
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I only get about 6 months out the Pirahna. The oscillator (transmission) usually breakes. I had one a week ago where th on switch broke and fell out.

I return them to Academy. They usually allow an exchange without questions.
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I only get about 6 months out the Pirahna. The oscillator (transmission) usually breakes. I had one a week ago where th on switch broke and fell out.

I return them to Academy. They usually allow an exchange without questions.
Yeah switch fell out of this one, I fixed it and kept on going. The blades are what I am having a problem with. They are just not sharp enough, or they don't match up well enough so you end up with a sliver of meat between'em, then they won't cut at all until cleaned.

Yesterday, me and my nephew made a bull bream haul, over 100, filet knife giving me fits. Managed to get through the fish, with an old old old sunbeam knife on it's last legs.
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I use electric knives a lot to fillet fish. To sharpen the blades try this.

Turn a ceramic coffee cup upside-down and you will see the outer rim has not been glazed. Hold the serrated edge of the blade at about 45 degrees to the edge and run it up and down on the un glazed edge. 10 or 12 strokes usually works. Then put the flat side of the blade down on a regular sharpening stone almost flat, maybe 2 or 3 degrees and lightly hone it just 2 or 3 strokes. I've been doing this to serrated knives for about 40 years and while it won't sharpen a badly dulled blade, it does work. The little ceramic sharpening sticks work too, just take a long time.
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Im 45, been fishing since Im old enough to hold a pole.Comercial and rec,Never once in my life have I seen someone fillet a fish with an electric knife..
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I'm with Tommy.... Black and decker, use it till she's dull and trash it....
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Originally Posted by tommyr904 View Post
I buy the Black and Decker,12 bucks at wally world
yep, I've used them all working as a deck hand, get the 12 buck walmart special (black and decker) and when it wears out get a new one. You can go through a half a dozen of them before you spend what you would on the "fishing" electric knives.

Even with that said, they last longer than the fishing models. I would go through 2-3 in a summer cleaning 300#s of fish a day.
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Holy Cow....you guys need to hand in your man cards....electric knives....sheeesh, crips I use an axe.
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Originally Posted by freeporttuna View Post
Im 45, been fishing since Im old enough to hold a pole.Comercial and rec,Never once in my life have I seen someone fillet a fish with an electric knife..
Never been down south have you?
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
Holy Cow....you guys need to hand in your man cards....electric knives....sheeesh, crips I use an axe.
In light of the other thread you have going with the popcorn, rubber boots and momma. You should not be fooling around with anything sharper than a jumbo crayon.
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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
Never been down south have you?
I kinda noticed all you electric knife users were below the mason dixon line but did want to elaborate.
So what gives with the electric knives..?
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I saw a guy using an electric knife to fillet a couple dozen black sea bass and was amazed at how quickly and effortlessly it performed. This was way above the MD line (Brielle, NJ).

Never saw one used before that or after but I am in the "don't knock it 'til you try it crowd" at this point. Wish I caught enough fish to feel I wanted to try it out.
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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
In light of the other thread you have going with the popcorn, rubber boots and momma. You should not be fooling around with anything sharper than a jumbo crayon.


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Originally Posted by Esuomm1 View Post
I saw a guy using an electric knife to fillet a couple dozen black sea bass and was amazed at how quickly and effortlessly it performed. This was way above the MD line (Brielle, NJ).

Never saw one used before that or after but I am in the "don't knock it 'til you try it crowd" at this point. Wish I caught enough fish to feel I wanted to try it out.
That's true, so have I.
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Originally Posted by freeporttuna View Post
I kinda noticed all you electric knife users were below the mason dixon line but did want to elaborate.
So what gives with the electric knives..?
It is a southern thing. And just like all good southern things-- impossible to explain to a yankee.

Here in La we have very liberal limits on catch. Example, typical marsh fishing, 25 speckled trout per angler (over 12"), white trout no limit, croaker no limit, sheephead no limit, add these figures together with a hungry crowd and fertile marshes, you can come home with an easy 100 fish. Are you going to scale them? Nope. Filet with and electric knife at a rate of 2 or 3, maybe 4 per minute.

Freshwater, like my last fishing trip, over 100 bull bream, same deal.
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