Rapala Lightweight Heavy Duty Electric Fishing Fillet Knife

Last updated: May 2, 2023


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In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the Rapala Lightweight Heavy Duty Electric Fishing Fillet Knife placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Double the speed Three times the power Relaxed grip body Heavy Duty Motor 7 1/2″ dishwasher safe reciprocating blades Twice the speed and three times the power of standard electric fillet knives

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

It had a heavy-duty motor which felt like it had much more power than other knives. I liked the swappable blades plus they were easy to remove and put in the dishwasher. I thought this knife was a good mid-range option that came highly recommended by a few of my mates at the fishing club.
I like the weight and grip on the Rapala R12 HD Lithium Knife. It’s not overly heavy or too big to fit comfortably in your hand. It’s long when you have a 12-inch blade on there, but even then it’s not unwieldy. The good weight gives you a good press on the fish as you guide the blade through the filetting process.
The battery life and power of the R12 HD make this the best cordless fillet knife.

What reviewers didn't like

You can’t resharpen the blades
This knife did heat up quite a bit while cleaning 25 crappie, but it didn’t affect performance of the knife, it wasn’t too hot to hold
Only one blade style
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