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My big spatchcocking tool

TheDirtyBurgerTheDirtyBurger Posts: 846
edited 1:12PM in EggHead Forum
For the first few birds I spatchcocked I used kitchen shears. Then I almost broke the plastic handles so I looked for another device. I had seen people using tin snips and things like that. I went out and got a pair (not pictured), wasn't big enough, so I got another (left), it was ok but not what I was looking for. Well the other day at Home Depot they had these Husky 9.5 inch utility scissors (right). They were $5 so I figured what the hell. Man they are perfect. Cut right through 2 backs and they were a lot easier to clean then the other 2. Highly recommended. Strangely though they are not listed on the HD website!



  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Thanks for the heads up! HD is a 60 mile drive for me but will definitely have to look for them next time I make a road trip to Manhattan,KS.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,906
    We have one local.
    I will pick you up a pair if they are in stock.
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    El Dirty,

    I use the long nose Wiss aviation snips. Just spray with some oil when they come out of the dishwasher. Could spatchcock an emu with them. B)



    Caledon, ON


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    I once accidentally had a bit part in a movie by that name.

    ...a very small part. :blush:
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I just use a big chef's knife. A sharp knife will run right down the backbone on either side and cut it right out.

    But I'm a big fan of Alton's "no unitasker" rule in the kitchen.
  • I am Irish, I was in the even smaller release prequel.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Thanks for the offer, but I need to make the trip to try to find some different vinyl fence panel brackets
    and HD might have them. Ya know it is a real PITA when the flimsy mtg brackets all crack and break to allow the entire fence panel to fall down! :( :sick:
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Any pics from the "activities" from today? :ermm:
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597

    hell, i'm english/german.

    i always blame it on how cold the north sea is.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,055
    You are Irish? When you said you were a South Sider from Chicago I thought maybe you were Polish! You familiar with 55th & Kedzie? - I spent 10 years of my working career reporting to Talman-Home located there - we called it one of Chicago's tallest high rises, but laying on its side! You could get winded walking from one end to the other! :laugh:
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    Except for the fire extinguisher!
  • I bought three of these. Gave two away as Christmas presents. You are correct they work great on chicken!
  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    Almost lost my drink on that one! :laugh:
  • I use game shears, and I like the Gerber type that comes apart for cleaning. They are designed for cutting up birds, so I figure that was perfect. About $10 on I do like the look of those big handles though.
  • Ron I live 55 blocks south of where you worked. I am Irish to the bone: bad in bed, bad with liquor, and bad in the sun. The trifecta!
  • Fidel
    I totally agree with you on the unitasker thing but I am kind of a goof ball so I do not trust myself enough to do the spatchcocking with a knife. I can barely carve a turkey with out slicing into my thumb (I was drunk but still).

    I actually plan to use them for more then just spatchcocking. Anything I buy in that pain in the ass plastic is going to get dealt with by these scissors. I also plan to use them to help solidify my role as the south side of Chicago's go to moyel.
  • TheDirtyBurger wrote:
    I can barely carve a turkey with out slicing into my thumb ... I also plan to use them to help solidify my role as the south side of Chicago's go to moyel.

    Does not compute.
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