Tumble Drumm®'s Automatic Fish Scaler is portable, easy to operate, and cleans fish indoors or out with absolutely no mess. Plug the Automatic Fish Scaler into an outlet to clean up to 50 fish at once!
How it Works
To operate, pour approximately 3 gallons of water into the tank. Insert up to 50 fish of comparable size. Close the door and plug the unit into a 110-volt outlet, allowing the unit to run for about 10-20 minutes. After the fish are scaled, simply lift the drum out, open the door, and pour the fish out. Scales wash through the larger holes in the drum and settle to the bottom of the tank during operation, leaving the fish free of scales, dirt, and slime.
My wife and daughter purchased the fish scaler for me and it works really great. I am glad to have it and will use it on a weekly basis.
September 17, 2012
I have used my tumble scaler several times since I received it a couple of weeks ago. I have used similar units that we actually built back in the early 1980's. For the best results sort your fish into a couple of size groups. DO NOT overfill with water. Just an 1/8" or 1/4" above the inside of the bottom of the drum. As the instructions indicate, perch are a little tougher and take a little more time. When you get back from a fishing trip, sort your fish and get a batch going right away. By the time you round up your knives and other utinsels the first batch will be done. I generally do two batches of 12 or 13 fish because our panfish limit is 25. I like to dump the water and refill after 2 batches. After I clean the unit I like to run the unit with some fresh water with some lemon juice. Dump the fish scales and water in your garden. DO NOT dump it down the drain or you will have to call my cousin the plumer. The fishes fins, gill plates and lips will look a little beat up but the meat is fine. Eater size walleys work great in this unit.
June 26, 2012
good buy but a bit pricey
I just recieved it and used it on a mess of bluegill and after 20 mins. the gills were scaled good and the meat was in great shape.make sure you separate bigger fish from smaller ones.it takes about 20 mins. for a mess of gills and not 10 like the book says. I t is a bit pricey but worth it if you hate scaleing fish as I do.
August 6, 2010
Don't waste your time and money!
A friend and I both purchased the Tumble Drumm and both of us returned them. They removed the scales from Crappie well but when we used them for scaling Bluegill the results were less than what we expected. Even with as few as 10 Bluegill in the drum, the noses were chewed off the smaller fish while scales remained on the larger ones. If you cannot put 7.5 inch fish in with the 9 inchers it's a waste of time.
June 24, 2010
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