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Meat Grinders. Need help.

Postby traviosoway » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:13 pm

Hey all. Me and my dad are going to make our own deer sausage this season. I'm looking at different meat grinders. We were at Cabela's and they have a Cabela's Meat Grinder that goes from .5 to 1.75 horsepower. We were looking and some country dude comes up to us and tells us to stay away from those. He gets our email and sends us this link and says he uses the ts-110...

http://www.sambaere.com/Personal-Grinders-c10/

The cabela's grinder is here...

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Home-...Id%3D104364180

We don't know meat grinders at all. I mean, it's a third of the price of the cabela's grinder. Any help would be great.


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Postby brentski » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:16 pm

I have owned two of that style of meat grinders called a "personal grinder" and it was slow especially with game being tougher to grind. That grinder lasted about two years, I even bought my wife a new top of the line Kitchen aide mixer, being cheap and added the meat grinder, lasted one month before I became frustrated with that ordeal. I purchased a 1.5 HP from Cabelas in one of their white tent sales at the store and just love it. We can make 50 pounds of sausage literally as fast as i can feed it in. I then bought the jerky slicer attachment and it is wonderfully fast. I never could get the knack of the sausage stuffer tubes on the grinder so I waited until the 20# stuffer was on sale and now we do the hunter sticks and that is wonderful as well, all Cabela's products. For what's it worth...
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Postby traviosoway » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:28 pm

Thanks, that's pretty much what I thought.
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Postby DATsBBQ » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:56 pm

Steel gears.... don't look at anything with plastic gears.
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Postby jmcrig » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:54 pm

I have a LEM #22. Won't trade it for anything. Like Brentski, I've had a smaller cheaper personal grinder. It worked OK for small things, quick hamburger whatever. Here's a link for the LEM

http://www.lemproducts.com/category/electric_grinders

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Postby JaCK2U2 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:36 am

I also got mine from LEM and could not be happier. I had a hand grinder and a smaller electric grinder. The LEM is by far the best. I am not familiar with Cabela's models, so I cannot speak to those.
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Postby tex_toby » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:43 am

Here is the one I ended up with last year and have been completely happy with it. I chose this one over similar models because it has metal gears and the others I looked at did not. http://www2.northerntool.com/food-proce ... 168620.htm
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Postby Papa Tom » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:09 pm

I have a inexpensive Cabelas model that I have used quite a lot and am happy with it so far. One big benefit of this grinder is the stainless cutters and dies, no rust problems with this thing. Plastic gears but parts list is included and I have not had any failures.
edit: This grinder is made by Weston.
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Postby tex_toby » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:32 pm

Papa Tom wrote:Seen in action with an assortment of unsavory characters right here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6gPTQ9nkAQ" target="_blank


I had such a good time that day and learned a lot. Can't wait to do that again!
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Postby limey » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:23 pm

tex_toby wrote:Here is the one I ended up with last year and have been completely happy with it. I chose this one over similar models because it has metal gears and the others I looked at did not. http://www2.northerntool.com/food-proce ... 168620.htm" target="_blank

Fixing to order one of these Toby, have you tried out for stuffing or just grinding?
Also had a great time at Papa Tom's, the man knows his sausage.
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Postby tex_toby » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:11 pm

limey wrote:
tex_toby wrote:Here is the one I ended up with last year and have been completely happy with it. I chose this one over similar models because it has metal gears and the others I looked at did not. http://www2.northerntool.com/food-proce ... 168620.htm" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank

Fixing to order one of these Toby, have you tried out for stuffing or just grinding?
Also had a great time at Papa Tom's, the man knows his sausage.


Stuffing with the grinder is a PITA, but doable. I wouldn't want to do a lot that way, but will handle some smaller jobs with a few &@%^* mixed in. :lol:

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Postby cowboydon » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:01 pm

It was a great day and PT was an excellent host and instructor - learned alot about sausage that I did not know before.
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Postby cokeguy101 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:25 pm

I own the same one from northern tool. Its been great. I have probably ground 100 or so pounds of meat through it, made about 50lbs of sausage at the beginning of summer. I had a learning curve with the stuffer attachment, but I once I figured it out, heck I could not keep up with the machine! Great machine about to go through its 4th year with no problems!
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Postby skeletoil » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:53 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Deni-3500-800-Wat ... 081&sr=8-1" target="_blank
$82.60
I have this model and it works real well. 1HP, 800 watt, Grinds 3b Lbs. in 1 minute.
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Postby bigbob73 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:43 pm

skeletoil wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Deni-3500-800-Watt-Professional-Grinder/dp/B001AQERMK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1291593081&sr=8-1" target="_blank" target="_blank
$82.60
I have this model and it works real well. 1HP, 800 watt, Grinds 3b Lbs. in 1 minute.


I have this one as well, very powerful for the money.

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