Sausage Stuffers

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by jeffesonm, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Personally, I have the vertical Lem 5 lb. SS version w/metal gears.
     
  2. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

     I have the vertical Lem 5 lb. SS version w/metal gears.
     
  3. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I have the Grizzly 5lb.
     
  4. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    30 lb cabelas vertical stuffer with motor and northern tool vertical stuffer with plaskit gears
     
  5. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    seen them used on tv.... Just a horizontal stuffer instead of a vertical......

    Joe
     
  6. neutral

    neutral Fire Starter

    i have a dakota sausage stuffer and i love it. works on water pressure no gears. quite, one man operation and easy to clean. and way cheaper than the big boy stuffers. works for me. holds 9lbs. it would be nice to get a 30 pounder but it works
     
  7. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
  8. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Anyone of them would be nice![​IMG] A few things to consider; the volume you are going to be stuffing, the amount of working space that you have available and cost of the stuffer, for some of us. The one from Weston (very similar to Cabalas) has some painted parts, but the cylinder, plunger, shaft, nut and tubes are all stainless. The ones from LEM are all stainless, but the gear is plastic on some of them and has a tendency to crack if you put it under a strain. I heard that there is a replacement gear that some people have been able to purchase. Maybe it’s just me, but when I bought mine I look at the mechanicals parts. I wanted to ensure that they would hold up with an investment of several hundred dollars, but when it was all over with, I went with cost savings. Cabalas had an 11lb Weston on sale at Christmas time last year for 129.00 with free shipping.[​IMG]   I have been very pleased so far, all of the parts are stainless and are very easy to remove and clean. Now as far as replacement parts, I doubt that there are any available, so I guess it is one of those things you get what you pay for, but it makes very quick work of 11lbs of meat!!!!  Something else to consider is whether or not you are doing this by yourself or with some help.  Any manual stuffer are going to be little cumbersome when working by yourself, one hand on the crank and the other on the casing is a little tough at times; I’m not saying it can’t be done. It’s just something to think about. SB
     
  9. I have the northern tool 5#. Love it!
     

  10. Let me know  how it works.   I just bought the 32 lb meat mixer, so have to wait a while for the stuffer.   
     
  11. Also considering the Grizzly 5# or the Northern Tool 5# Vertical.     Any comparisons?  (Prices about the same) [​IMG]
     
  12. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    I have the Northern 5 pounder with plastic gears.

    Made lots of sausage with it.

    No troubles with the gears.

    I lube the mechanism before and after each use with LEM food grad silicone.

    When the plunger hits bottom I don't try to press the last of the meat out with too much pressure.

    I dont expect the gears to fail.

      Craig
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011
  13. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member


    yep.....spot on

    joe
     
  14. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    When I grow up I want a Cabelas with a motor just like you Joe!!

    Have a great day pal!

        Craig
     
  15. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  16. Wow Mossy, that is serious. 
     

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