Pitting a cherry by hand, with a knife the old-fashioned way is a real pain. On the other hand, finding a decent cherry pitter that does a good job is almost as hard! This little cherry pitter by Westmark is a winner -- it does the job well, removing the pit quite easily, and is lightweight and easy to use for large pitting jobs. If it's a REALLY large cherry pitting task set before you, then research Westmark's large cherry pitter. I've listed both of them, below:
Yes, you pay a little more for Westmark products, but the quality of these cherry pitters and other kitchen gadgets make it worth the cost.