View Full Version : Angler's Best Pro 80 Cordless Filet Knife ????

05-12-2008, 02:58 PM
I am looking at the Angler's Best Pro 80 Cordless Filet Knife at Cabelas. My wife wants me go get away from manually fileting crappie, saying it takes too long. Does anyone have any experience with this knife?


05-12-2008, 06:14 PM
I prefer the Mister Twister

05-12-2008, 06:19 PM
I vote Mister Twister. They are cheap take a lot of abuse and have the best blades in my opinion.

Ken Kinser
05-12-2008, 06:19 PM
mister twister for me

Slipped Cork
05-12-2008, 07:54 PM
Go get one,any kind,that girl cant wait for fresh fish.If you tell her to help you with the filleting it will be faster and she will probally not want them so quick.My wife only touche's fish with her mouth lol.In all seriousness I dont have a elec knife either and im eager to see the answer's as I am going to get one also.Tired of the miss'es telling me to hurry up.

05-12-2008, 08:23 PM
Mister Twister for me.........

05-12-2008, 09:11 PM
Mr. Twister.

05-12-2008, 09:51 PM
I upgraded from manual to an 120v American Angler. Cheapo from Walmart. This will be the forth season with it and filleted MANY fish with it. Stripers, catfish, crappie, bluegill. Kinda smokes alittle on the big stripers but still runs. Thinking of buying some replacement blades soon. I have seen many bad reviews so maybe I got a good one.

05-12-2008, 10:38 PM
hey Jeff,
i have that exact knife from cabelas. i have had nothing but trouble with it. battery won t last long enough to do a limit of crappie. full charge not powerful enough to do a large walleye and one battery wont recharge after just one use. i would choose a 110 volt or a 12 volt electric. i went back to my american angler 110 v with the thin blades, it's great.

05-12-2008, 11:06 PM
Get a 110 or 12 volt you will be much happier with it.

Ken Jones
05-12-2008, 11:15 PM
I've got a ANGLERSBEST by International Concepts Inc. Advanced Rechargeble 7.2 Volt Nimh Battery. Runs up to 60 minutes be fore having to charge. Model 570030H.
Cordless Electric Sportsman's Knife.

05-13-2008, 11:15 AM
i've got an angler's best also, it worked great for a while but batteries only lasted about 1 year, considering the price i wouldn't highly recommend.

05-13-2008, 11:26 AM
Somebody needs to contact DeWalt and get them to make a 18vdc fillet knife!

Barnacle Bill
05-13-2008, 11:32 AM
I used a Mister Twister for years until I dropped it and it died. Since it was so good I got another but the new one wouldn't cut hot butter. Don't know if I just got a defective one or what.

Eager Beaver
05-13-2008, 11:39 AM
I use the Rapala 110-12 volt Electric knife with the 2 different size blades. It works great and I have use it a lot on Crappie, Bluegill, Bass, Walleye, Cat and even Carp. I fillet Carp now since getting the Electric knife.

05-13-2008, 02:02 PM
why would you fillet a carp? tomato plants don't care :D:D

05-13-2008, 02:22 PM
Mr. Twister 120 volt Saltwater,"Piranha" gears are heaver than most. Lots of elect.knifes have light plastic gears

05-13-2008, 03:29 PM
For the last few years I have used the Rapala dual voltage. I use it mostly for bluegills .I hard wired clips on mine to use with the little 12v batteries.
I would like to get a different one to compare but Rapala is the only one with 6" blades available.
I would never recomend a rechargable knife of any brand. It makes the handle too big. Motor is weak also.
The Rapala is far from perfect. They have a weak trigger.

Slipped Cork
05-13-2008, 09:01 PM
Can you get different blade length's for the mister twister? I fillet more bluegill than probally anything else. Just wondering if you even need a smaller blade for gill's?

05-14-2008, 08:25 PM
Mr. Twister 120 volt. works great on Blue Gill as is.

Don G
05-14-2008, 08:33 PM
I have a Rapala 110v only...I have 6'', 7 1/2" & 9" blades...So far, so good..I used the old Black & Decker Slimline for years until they quit making the Slimline...Best electric I have ever owned or used.....

Cane Pole
05-14-2008, 09:12 PM
Mr Twister 110 for me. Had mine for years and it still working. I catch and clean too many fish for toy battery knives.:rolleyes:

Sandwich Maker
05-14-2008, 09:25 PM
I clean my fish at the lake so I use mostly 12volt. I have some of the Electric Outdoorsman knives that I bought years ago and they serve me well but they no longer make them. I have a Mr Twister 120 volt that I use with a converter some times. The telephone type curly cord drove me crazy so I cut it off and spliced in an extension cord to replace it. Not as fast as the 12 volt, but plenty fast enough to do the job.

Slipped Cork
05-15-2008, 08:57 PM
I just ordered my mister twister @ bps for 20.99.I read all the reviews here and bps and cabellas.Every review for other knive's was low to medium.