I am finally done replacing the gears on my "sausage m---r" brand stuffer and I'm looking to upgrade. The shaft is now bent as well! I make primarily snack sticks so I realize there is a lot more force involved unlike making brats and summer sausage. I don't really want a 15# unit but price aside what stuffers are you guys using in the 5 - 6 1/2# range? Brands, comments and reviews would be much appreciated!