Best Cheap Fishing Meat Cutters

Among the many items that can make fishing more enjoyable are several that perform seemingly minor yet actually essential roles. Some of these you may not consider essential when you buy your basic kit, but one – the meat cutter – will soon become a must-have item among your more familiar fishing kit!

Quite simply, a meat cutter is absolutely one of the most useful tools you will ever use. It is cheap, makes life a lot easier when preparing bait, and very small so won’t take up too much space in your fishing box. What are they all about? We took a close look at a few of the cheap meat cutters that you can buy, and we hope the following review helps you choose the right one, so let’s get down to business!

Our Selections

1: Leeda 6mm Meat Cutter


This model comes from a range provided by Leeda, who have a number of products of this type. It’s made from strong plastic so is durable and will last a long time, offers a 6mm cutting width and is supplied with one set of blades, and also has a neat little cap that stops the meat falling out when it’s cut. A bait collection tray is also supplied to make your life easier, and it operates with a very simple action. Easy to use, effective and not expensive, this one is very typical of the breed.

Key Features – 6mm cut width, one set of blades, durable plastic, bait tray, end cap

2: MAP Meat Cutter


Very similar in type to the one above – with the simple plunger type of action for cutting the meat – this one is also made from strong, durable plastic and is easy to use. It comes with one set of cutting blades but they are interchangeable with others you can buy, so you have a choice of 4, 6 or 8mm cutting sizes. It comes with the end cap, and is also supplied with a bait collection tray. If we’re honest, we think this is so similar to the above that it’s likely the same item, but in this guise is a little more expensive.

Key Features – changeable blades, up to 8mm, plastic, plunger type, end cap and tray

3: Leeda MAP Cutter


Once again, surprisingly similar to those above, and with the simple plunger type of action for cutting the meat, this one is also made from strong, durable plastic and is easy to use. It comes with one set of cutting blades but they are interchangeable with others you can buy, so you have a choice of 4, 6 or 8mm cutting sizes. It comes with the end cap, and is also supplied with a bait collection tray. There’s little difference in these when you look closely, and the price of this one is bang on target.

Key Features – changeable blades, up to 8mm, plastic, plunger type, end cap and tray

4: Tilley Meat Cutter


Completely different to the above, this one is designed for home use rather than field use. It’s very nicely made in aluminium, and is a rather nice item all-round. It’s not really suitable for taking on your fishing trip, but will cut your bait in advance very quickly, and can cut a tin of meat into 1400 cubes very quickly, Choose between four sizes – 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 13mm – and you can prepare your bait and leave it overnight for flavouring or other preparation. If you want to prepare bait in advance, this is the one for you, and it’s only marginally more expensive than the above.

Key Features – aluminium, home use, 4 sizes, very fast, efficient

That’s our selection of meat cutters for you, but which one should you choose? Let’s see if we can help!

Our Verdict

If you are an angler who prepares bait in advance, the last one on the list – from Tilley – is the machine for you. Well-made, effective and affordable, it does the job very well indeed.

If you want a meat cutter for use when you are out fishing, you have a choice of three, and to be absolutely honest they all appear to be the same item, so choose the one that costs the least!

 

 

 

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