I am looking for a grinder. I need a 3/4" plate ability, I am guess I have mentioned it enough for everyone to know. I am assuming (yes, there is that word), that the number is an indication of the "throat" size of the grinder. I have seen different sized motors on the same throat Like a 1/4 hp on a #5 or a 1/3 hp on a #8, etc. So I assumed that the #5 or #8 or whatever is in reference to the throat because I see different size motors on the same same size throats mostly depending upon the manufacturer. Next assumption, this one I have troble believing. The line up holes on the plate has to do with the throat? Some have one, some have 2 on opposite sides, etc. So do these line up holes go by throat sizes or do they go by manufacturers design? LEM may have one, Gander two, etc? Darwin showed me a 3/4" plate by Butchers and packers: http://www.butcher-packer.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=18_77 So if I buy any #10 or #12 will this blade fit or does it have to be by the proper manufacturer? Its very conspicious, why doesn't LEM make a 1/2 hp #10? Is there a prblem with the 3/4" plate in the LEMs? Not enough torque for chunks?