I finally decided to go and buy my own vertical stuffer. I am part owner of a 15lb vertical stuffer but the stuffer always seems to be at one of my buddies house which is 100 miles away so I decided to go out and get my own for when I want to do small batches on my own. We usually get together and do 300-400 lbs of venison sausage every year but we never got around to it last year. I know the 5lb stuffer is a bit small but I will mostly be using it for small bathes. If I want to do some larger batches I will track down the 15lb stuffer. I can't wait to put this baby to use. I have a bunch of venison in the freezer and I have sticks, sausage and summer sausage on the agenda very soon. I picked it up at Northern Tool for $79.99. Online they were the reduced price but when I went to my local store it was priced at $100 something. They said they would match the online price so I was happy.