I purchased this same slicer a month or so ago and used it tonight for the first time to slice up some cold smoked bacon. I have to admit i am fairly disappointed. I was using the smooth edge blade i purchased. It may be my technique but the pork slab seems to always ride up the blade at the end or almost shoot off the end of the slicer completely. The slabs were cut in half so they were more manageable and slightly frozen. I had to constantly re-position or turn the slab as well. There was also a strip of meat that would be left on the bottom of the slab. I ended up finishing up with a knife as i was frustrated and the slices looked like scraps.
I got this slicer as a Christmas gift as well and had the same problem with the bacon I cold smoked. Ended up slicing about 7lbs of it by hand. But for everything else it works great. I used it to slice a ton of smoked cheeses and venison summer sausage for New Years and Superbowl parties. Also sliced 5lbs of pastrami nice and thin with no problems. Would be interested in knowing if anyone else has had a problem with bacon. I really like the slicer. Maybe, it doesn't like bacon, lol.