Our fourth Man vs. Tool video takes the form of another carving contest. The twist? Chris will be carving an 11-pound turkey with a Milwaukee M12 12v Hackzall hoping to beat the professional chef, David Abdool from J’s Steakhouse in Fremont, Nebraska. The turkeys were a golden brown and ready to slice. Let’s see how it went…
Get our analysis and a list of all the tools used in the shoot after the jump.
J’s Steakhouse, a great fine dining restaurant at 4th & Main Street in Fremont, Nebraska, agreed to cook up the turkeys for us and then provided one of their chefs, David Abdool for the competition. David used a standard chefs’ knife for the carve-off. A Man vs. Tool regular, Chris Hughes, took on the challenge of using a reciprocating saw to carve a turkey. He also was able to choose two blades to take into the battle, he chose an aggressive pruning blade and a bi-metal blade which has smaller teeth.
As is our tradition, there were no trial runs for the tool. The pruning blade cut through the meat quickly, but really tore the meat from the bird rather than slicing it. The bi-metal blade sliced nicely at first, but the fine teeth clogged quickly, and it too seemed to shred the meat. In the end, the skill of Chef Abdool and the better game plan let him pull off a fully carved bird in just 2 minutes and 45 seconds. Chris came in over a minute later at 3 minutes and 55 seconds with a plate containing what is best described as pulled turkey.
In the end, Man won this battle, but we did have a few more things to try.
The M12 family redeemed itself with the Laser Temp-Gun which did a great job showing the temperature of the food being served and the right angle drill which mashed up a great bowl of home-style mashed potatoes, skin and all in just over a minute. We all sat down and enjoyed some of the food, and the rest was destined for J’s special that night, Man vs. Tool Turkey Chili.
We wrapped it up using the pruning blade as it was intended, trimming a branch from a tree. It worked well, and though it seemed a random act of vandalism, in this situation, it was just us messing around. Chris trimmed the branch off his own tree, we promise.
Thanks to everyone involved, and we hope you enjoyed Man vs. Tool’s Thanksgiving Special, and we hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving, however you celebrate it.