hobart slicer question

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by mriversinco, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. mriversinco

    mriversinco Fire Starter

    Hi,

    I finally bit the bullet and bought a used Hobart Slicer here in town that was for sale.  It's a 1712 model that is dusty but seems to be in pretty good shape and I got it for $200.  One thing I noticed was that it was missing the meat gripper that goes on the tray.

    Looking online it looks like those parts are about $150.  Does anyone know if I have to have this part in order to slice?  Can it be used without that part?

    Thanks
     
  2. c farmer

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

    You talkin about the little piece that has a handle that you grip the meat with?
     
  3. mriversinco

    mriversinco Fire Starter

    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
  4. c farmer

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

    You can use it without but watch your fingers when the meat gets low.
     
  5. mriversinco

    mriversinco Fire Starter

    Yikes, that's what I was afraid of.

    How sharp should the blade be?  What I mean is if it's at rest is the blade sharp enough that I'd be afraid of slicing myself?

    The one that's on it right now, I'd have to push with some pretty good pressure on it to cut my finger.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
  6. c farmer

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

    We keep ours razor sharp.

    Yours need sharpened.
     
  7. mriversinco

    mriversinco Fire Starter

    Thank you very much
     
  8. c farmer

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

    No problem. Post up some pics of it.

    I have a 1612
     
  9. mriversinco

    mriversinco Fire Starter

    Would love to, but it'll be this weekend once I find a neighbor to help me lift the heavy son of a gun out of the car :)

    I also have a big question about the sharpener but I'll wait until the pictures.
     
  10. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I'd highly recommend getting one of those "no cut" gloves...
     

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