Douglas Quickut American Angler Commercial Knife Review
Test Knives 710 & 715
Upon receiving the knives we put them to work immediately. The knives were used w/ American Angler Saltwater Replacement Electric Fillet Knife 8 Inch Curved Tip Shark Blade as pictured below.
Overall, these are the BEST knives we have ever used. Even better than the Ultra which was our business favorite.
What we like.
First, we liked the heavier feel of the knife. It's heavier, bulkier feel immediately let us know they didn't feel cheap. Because of their heavier frame, the knife didn't seem to jaw and jump like other electric fillet knives do. A smooth feel, the knife ran very smooth, had plenty of horsepower and even stayed cooler longer.
The trigger is easily pushed and did not cause fatigue in my hands.
The mesh bag is a good idea and kept our knives dry.
The motors and transmissions in both knives run just like they did when we first used them.
In April, about 4,000 fish into the test period, knife 715's trigger stuck and would not shut off. I had to unplug the knife to shut it off. I figured something had got caught in the trigger cavity. After inspection, nothing was in there. I took some WD-40 and got it open and close. However, the next day it did it again. It did this for about 3 weeks and we just let it run full blast while we cleaned fish. At or around the 3 week mark, the trigger started working again. Still till today, the trigger hangs now and then.
Knife 710 also has a minor trigger sticking problem. About every 3 or 4 days the trigger sticks.
At about the 6,000 fish mark, the red safety button fell out of knife 715. I have no idea where it went.
At fish #8000, the 710 knife trigger will not retract all the way out to deploy safety button. It's stuck.
Both mesh bag zippers failed around the 2,000 fish mark.
The new commercial knife is what we had hoped to see from American Angler. Nothing is more frustrating that having to purchase a fillet knife sometimes twice a month.
We feel this knife will provide us and our customers w/ reliable use for at least a year at a time, maybe longer.
We recommend it to others. And, we already have. There are 7 other guides on our dock who do not work for us and all 7 have purchased the knife and like it.
We would like the opportunity to be on American Anglers PRO-STAFF to help promote and sell these knives.
Here is a link to video production we do and a link to all the fish these two knives have cleaned.
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