A new look for the LEM 5 lb sausage stuffer

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by boykjo, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ordered the LEM 5 lb stuffer with metal gears to go with my collection. Thought I would share what changes were made with some pics. No review... just a preview.....[​IMG]

    In the box


     UN boxed


    The new framing


    Metric button head allen bolts that hold the top together


    The crank handle shaft


    Removed bolts and the upper housing is made of cast aluminum


    Pressed in upper bushing


    Top view


    Easy access to the gears. You no longer have to disassemble at the base to remove shaft and gears


    Hand crank is held in place with a set screw. Allen wrench was included


    shaft lifted right out


    Pressed in plastic lower guide bushing


    A pic of the bottom


    The plunger


    Threaded aluminum insert


    The relief  valve


    O-Ring


    Lower end shaft where the plunger screws on


    Underneath the top. There are 2 counter sunk nuts


    The tubes... On the right is a tube I made for sticks. The smallest plastic tube on the right is the 1/2" tube and my 1/2" stainless tube is made of stainless sanitary tubing. You can see the difference in the size. The plastic tubes are measured from the inside diameter. My tube is 1/2" outer diameter. You will need one this small to do 19mm or less


    Some heavy duty clamps included


    Another look


    I like it so far....


    Hope this helps and thanks for looking

    Boykjo
     
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  2. Nice Preview  Looks good

    Gary
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks for showing us that Joe!

    I've had the old style 5# LEM for several years & never had a problem with it.

    The new one looks like they made quite a few design changes.

    The only thing I wish they would have added is a release mechanism that would allow you to pull the plunger up without reverse cranking it out.

    Al
     
  4. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Joe

    Dang gumbit. My wallet gets leaner.  [​IMG]
     
  5. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Where is DS?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Lots and lots of water! Can't wait for the knockoffs to roll out at a cheaper price!!!
     
  7. smokin jay

    smokin jay Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the preview! I got the same one for Christmas.
     
  8. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a lot of new engineering in this one.
     
  9. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Boykjo, thanks for the detailed breakdown.     Congratulations on the new stuffer and I'm sure you will give it a real workout.    
     
  10. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was wondering about that also.  It seemed the prior model and all the other brand variations previously came from a single assembly plant.  I need to go bigger than 5lbs on my next stuffer though.
     
  11. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    great job on the review,

    i have never owned/used a LEM , but I'm sure it will do the job ,

    there are a couple of things i personally probably wouldn't like about  it

    (1) its to small for my use 

    (2) it looks to me like they overly complicated it 

    (3) they used to much plastic/nylon

    but with that being said , if you only make small batches of sausage , it will work fine and give you

    great service for many  years

    enjoy it and be sure to post pictures of your success
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the preview.

    Looks like its made very well.
     
  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice pre-view Joe,,I have the old one and like it so far,,, did you get it on sale?? what is the going price on these now?? 

    I think then next purchase for me will be the 15lber for larger batches of the larger type snausages,,, 

    Looking forward to your review when you do use it. 

    DS
     
  14. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I got it for $129  Amazon had it on sale at christmas for the 129 but it went off sale back to $149. There was another option to buy it for the $129 but the delivery date was like jan 20th to march 25th so I selected that to get the 129 price. Then the next day I got a notification saying my delivery date was being changed and I got it the next  day. ????? go figure.

    I got it for small 1 lb test batches as I am always in the kitchen inventing seasoning recipes
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  15. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Would you say the base is the same footprint as before?  I'm about to finish the counter base for the one I have now and if I upgrade I'd hate to lose all the work.
     
  16. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    yes
     
  17. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Local BPS says they wont get the new ones until the old stock is gone.

    I think i need a pa-sy-chiacrist  [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017
  18. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you sir!
     
  19. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome, LOL,,,,  I hope they do this design on there larger stuffers 

    DS
     
  20. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Joe

    How is the new stuffer working compared to the older version?
     

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