Still the best fillet knife I have ever owned and still love and treasure is the original Uncle Henry Schrade USA167 Very easy steel to work with, holds an edge plus last a life time. This blade with me keeping it razor sharp on a stone and Steele is priceless not even sure Schrade is still made in the USA
But this post is about the electric knife….from an old fart’s stand point, please keep that in mind
I used a Mr. Twister since they came out, must of have been in my 20’s. It finally puked when I hit 50 Now being the proud owner of the Rapala electric knife and having a good number of fish fry’s cleaned with it…..here are my findings.
Using either knife……let the blades do the work, if your forcing the cut, you are screwing up the filet
The Twister has a faster RPM to the blade which I miss and, I never noticed the motor to heat up. Exactly why it lasted forever! Heat is not good on electric motors
My findings with a comfortable number of fish using the Rapala has some good points along with some issues….IMO
I don’t like the release button for the blades on top of the handle, this is where my thumb should be to guide the knife.
I don’t like the way the motor heats up, 8 fish and I feel it needs a break. Heat kills electric motor life so…anyone have one still running after 15years….. that would be good news to my ears
I didn’t think I would like the pointed blades…wrong, that is a good selling point for me now. Zips out belly bones like a charm Much better than the Mr. Twister.
They both zip the meat off the skin just fine but like mentioned before, the twister is faster!!!
Being left handed, my first filet comes with the back of the fish facing me. I also noticed it helps a lot to keep the cutting board in position at the very edge of your work station. It helps a great deal to be able to get the handle of your electric filet knife parallel with your cuts.
The Rapala I received from the wife (the one I want is yellow and green honey ) came as a Rapala with case. So far it has treated me well, just sharing what I have found to be different between the 2.
With all that crap said….it’s what you are use too, what last, and your style.
Mine would be Old Style
Chime in electric dudes It’s the wave of the future