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MAC pro gyuto versus butternut squash

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Thread Starter 
Should my MAC pro MBK 85 (8.5") be able to break down a butternut squash without risking damage, provided the cuts are nice and straight? I suppose there is a sure fire way to find out but wanted to ask first.

It's not a 'laser' but still a fairly thin knife -- spine is 2.5mm above the heel, per MAC. I sharpened it pretty well recently at a typical angle of approx 12 - 15 degrees (freehand so just estimating).

Is the mighty mac mighty enough?
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The key is to place the knife on the squash before cutting.  Don't hack from a distance, that's a sure way to twist the edge and chip.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
So done that way with no twisting it should be fine?
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If you want to slice forward let the blade find it's angle by very slightly pulling; if you want to pull, try a very light forward motion before.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tips folks, will try these techniques.
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