Hey everybody.. collecting information on what you believe is your favorite butchering tools. (knives, gutters, pluckers, dispatchers etc) In another thread there was a discussion of wringing necks, chopping off heads with axes, slicing necks with knives.. then I saw a link about a dispatcher. Which made me wonder if anybody had ever tried a pair of garden loppers. The cradle on the bottom of the dispatcher is very similar to the cradle on the lopper. So I thought, why couldn't you screw the handle of the cradle side of the lopper down to a table (cut handle to length needed, leave cutting blade handle length alone). Put a couple of nails down for the head to go in stretching the neck over the lopper cradle. You could then hold the feet with one hand and give the top handle of the lopper a quick pull down. Like a guillotine. Anyway, what tools do you find indispensable when butchering your chickens?