The grinder thread!!

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by rio_grande, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    Lets talk grinders.

    I am getting ready to buy a grinder, LEM is local but I am not thrilled with their pricing or products. Cabelas looks good,,, so lets talk grinders and get the info rolling.

    I need a RELIABLE grinder. speed is not as important as reliablity, I want electric and like the idea of being able to run mixer if I want to...
  2. rc1800

    rc1800 Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    I have the cabelas 1hp grinder and the 40 lb meat mixer that bolts up to the grinder and love it. The grinder has lots of power. It works well. RC
  3. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    I have the cabelas 1 1/2 Hp grinder and really like it i know several other people who have the same grinder and they seem to like them i also have the mixer and cuber attachments for the grinder so far everything has worked great
  4. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    As a Rookie! Linda Lou bought this for me. Depends on how far you want to get into this gig! Quite happy with it's performance.

    With the help of Texas Hunter & Richtee. Louie & I did this Chicken Apple Sausage first time outta the chute!
  5. I have the 1/2 horsepower Cabelas commercial grade grinder which is the smallest of the good ones. I do quite a bit of pork and venison. It has never been stuck or clogged and has never even strained. Just saw them on sale for $269 I think. I think I paid a little more.
  6. ncdodave

    ncdodave Smoking Fanatic

    i got lucky and traded a commercial hobart grinder with 4 plates and 2 tubes for cooking at a hunting camp 2 weeks ago. It may be 220v but ill be able to grind anything without a problem and now need to get me a small hand cranker for those jobs less than 50 pounds. I know very little about sausage but have learned a lot here.
  7. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've got the 1hp. Cabela's grinder and love it! Here it is making sausage (before I got a stuffer). Still do small batches stuffing with it too.

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  8. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    I got the same on that Slanted 88 received - no idea what the horsepower rating is, about 1/2? I figured it was half-price, and an easy way to see if I wanted to dive into the sausage game. It has worked well for limited runs, but if I had to do 50+ pounds I'd sure want something faster.
  9. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    Has anyone heard of any problems with the Cabelas? It seemes everone who has them is happy with them.

  10. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have the same one as 88. No complaints so far.
  11. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic


    Can you post a pic of your setup with the stainless table??

  12. I have the LEM #8 and love it. very easy to use, reasonable price bought it at Bass Pro
  13. I've got an older model 1/3 hp Cabella's grinder size 8 now the 1/2 hp. still going strong.
  14. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I bought mine off ebay a year ago. The brand name is ALFA. 1hp. Have not had a problem with it. Weighs 90#, very well put together with reverse. Rated to grind 500 pounds and hour. Cost on this was $375.00. The ones they sell at Cabelas are very nice as well. Especially the all metal ones.
  15. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  16. jerrykr

    jerrykr Meat Mopper

    I have the Northern Tool one and it does a good job. Lots of power.

    They go on sale for $99 once in awhile.

    One thing I wish I had was all stainless steel parts, so I could clean up with the dishwasher. The ones with aluminum trays, etc., you can't, the dishwasher soap turns aluminum black.
  17. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    The Cabela's Pro 450 is a copy of the Waring Pro MG800. I would have to assume Waring makes it. The Norther Industrial is a copy of the Tasin TS 108 and again I suspect that it comes from Tasin.

    I have a Tasin TS 108 and it's a fine grinder with a 1200 watt motor. Loud as they come. They don't list the horsepower but the grinding output is like 230lb/hr.

    The Cabela commercial grade grinder that ranges in from 1/2 HP to 1 3/4 HP looks like one sturdy unit but certainly more money even at the 1/2 HP it's almost triple what I paid for my Tasin.

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