To all the would be sausage stuffers out there please listen to your old buddy Brooksy and get yourself a dedicated stuffer!! I wanted to get into making sticks and summer sausage lime all the rest of you and thought "hey I'll get I combo unit and save myself some money" well trust me folks this isn't the way to go! I made my first batch a while ago with not that much trouble but the last two were a nightmare on the stuffing side. I started the last batch and got so frustrated that I stopped put the rest in the fridge and it waited till I just bought my 5# stuffer from northern tool last night. HOLY MACKEREL what a difference it made stuffing these sticks today!! Was done in no time with very little waste (which actually wasn't waste cause I fried it up). Do yourself a favor ladies and gentlemen if you plan on getting in the stuffing game get a dedicated stuffer and save yourself all the headaches.