Rapala Lithium Ion Cordless Fillet Knife
I already own a Rapala Electric that can be hooked to a boat battery, but got tired of dealing with the cord.
It took me a little while to get used to the extra weight at the back end where the battery goes, but its totally worth it to not have to fight with a cord.
It seems to run just a tad slower than my old one, but not too much.
The blades it comes with are VERY sharp, almost too sharp if there's such a thing. Until you get used to it you may accidentally cut through the backbone on a few fish. They can also be a little tricky to remove the first few times, there are 2 buttons (one for each blade) it seems that the button on the left releases the right blade and the button on the right release the left blade.
The battery charges in no time, a couple hours at the most!.
I filleted about 60 Bluegill/Redear in about an hour and it still had plenty of juice left afterwards.
The only thing I can think of that would be cool to have in the design is an LED flashlight in the handle near the base of the blade for night cleaning - that would be awesome!
April 30, 2012
WORST KNIFE I EVER HAD!!!!!!!
This knife is the worst electric knife I have ever owned ! The very first fish I cleaned the blade retainer fell out and thats it! Knife was brand new!! I have a mister twister that I have been using for about 8 years now no problems.I just wanted a good cordless BIG MISTAKE !! I just cant believe rapala has their name on it. I mean this is garbage you should see inside the knife so cheaply made my daughters toys are made better!!!!!
May 3, 2012
So far, so good.
I am very pleased so far with the performance of the knife. I've cleaned two batches of catfish so far (an hour or so each) and did not notice any loss of power. It slicked up a 20 lb. bluecat like a champ as well as several 5-10 lbrs. I really like not having to fool with cords and looking for a power source. Makes cleaning from the tailgate real easy.
June 26, 2012
I have mixed feelings. Firstly I am happy with the online communication as questions are answered right away no emailing back and forth. 1 out of the 2 products works great the other was defective. My issue is sending it back at our cost as we paid for it to be shipped to us and the product was defective, would not hold a charge.
June 18, 2013