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Brownells Steel Pilots Steel Pilot For 45 Muzzle
"Hardened steel pilot keeps Facing and Chamfering cutters properly centered in the bore. Resists wear for years of service. Mfg: Brownells SPECS: Hardened steel. 1¼"" (3.2cm) long. .45 ACP Pilots - .45 ACP-1 fits S&W model 25 & 625. .45 ACP-2 fits Colt 1917."
IWanda: I was disappointed in this product. The thin slicing blade made slices paper thin which is way too thin for my purposes. The thick slicing blade made slices only about 1/8 of an inch thick which is fine for thin slices but there is no way to make thick slices (1/4 to 1/2 inch). I used to have a plastic model that did better.It is very sharp and does make slicing very quick. The bowl is great and I like the idea of storing everything compactly in the bowl.
J. Crowley "mmcjprof": I've wanted a mandoline for ages, but haven't been able to affort the $200 for the ones in my cooking catalogs. This one is a definite plus for my kitchen. I can make scalloped potatoes in minutes (minus the oven time, of course), as well as various marinated vegetable dishes. The work bowl is an asset, since it provides a stable platform for the slicer and holds the product.It took me a few tries to figure out how to get the blade out of the holder. The blade has plastic tabs in the bottom which hold it in place. Push up on the tabs, and the blade comes loose. I have found that the thick slicer is fairly thin, and I never use the thin slicer. Eventually, I'll want something more versatile. In the meantime, though, this is a handy new gadget for my collection.
Jeffrey L. Watson: I found this item to be quite useful. It greatly reduces the time to cut up hard vegetables for making soups and such. I've found the french fry and julienne blades to be a great way to short cut the dicing process.That said it is only truly effective with hard vegetables such as potatoes or onions. While I've been able to slice green peppers, the amount of finagling needed to slice up a large pepper makes cutting it by hand easier. Especially when trying to used the french fry or julienne blades.
Jenny: I read the reviews before buying, and while I was put off a little about complaints on changing blades, I decided to go ahead and get it - maybe I could figure out something someone else could not. Couldn't beat the price, so went ahead and got it and so glad I did! My first venture with this tool made fast work out of slicing 4 lbs. of potatoes for a casserole. The slices were perfectly sliced. I used the 1/4" blade for the potatoes and will use the 1/8" blade when I make my French onion soup gratinee. It's something I've been looking for for a long, long time. NOTE: to remove blades easily, with the blade facing to the right, trip the top of the plastic with your left hand and pull the blade out using your fingers under the right edge. If you get this tool, I think you can figure that out. I also was struggling with it until my neigbor easily removed the blade just by changing the position of the hands while gripping and pulling. The bowl is a heavy gauge SS and holds a good quantity of food. Very well made.
Jill M. Stecher "jillmo16": This mandoline is great! I've wanted a mandoline for sometime but they always seemed much too costly. (Most I priced at $100+) So when I happened upon this mandoline I jumped at the opportunity. I must admit, the previous reviewers suggestion of fresh made potato chips was rather enticing...and are they ever yummy. My husband is so impressed with me and my cooking ability, thanks to this little mandoline! Get it, it's fun to use, doesn't take up much space, it's safe, it's a great bargain and it'll make you look good!