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looking for photos of grinders that started out as hand grinders then fitted with a motor  Just got a motor & gear box an looking for ideas so I dont do the work twice 

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I think it would be less expensive to purchase an electric meat grinder.... AND A LOT SAFER !!!!

http://www.sausagemania.com/grinder.html
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Hey Dave that exposed large pulley looks like it could drag you in and grind you up nicely too ! A cheap option for the large pulley would be one off the drum on a broken down front loading washing machine, not too sure how popular that type are stateside but they are the norm over here. They're usually fitted with a polyvee drive belt which would probably be happy running on a plain diameter drive shaft, which with the right sized bearings would save the cost of an intermediary pulley.

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I will pm you everything you need to rube goldberg up that dream contraption if you would like.

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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post

I think it would be less expensive to purchase an electric meat grinder.... AND A LOT SAFER !!!!

http://www.sausagemania.com/grinder.html

dang dave you beat me to it. haha

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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post

I think it would be less expensive to purchase an electric meat grinder.... AND A LOT SAFER !!!!

http://www.sausagemania.com/grinder.html
dang dave you beat me to it. haha

Pretty tough to get ahead of some "old guy".... what's that they say about "a deviant cunning mind" or something close... biggrin.gif
post #7 of 10
Most importantly you'll want to do the proper pulley/gearbox calculations so the grinder doesn't operate at more than 30-40 RPMs....any faster than that you're asking for trouble....smear...heat...etc.
With the gear reduction you shouldn't need a very hefty motor...1/4 hp maybe!?







=Martin=
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I had a similar set up. I had a variable switch from a tread mill but never got to try it.

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Hey Timberjet, I had to Google Rube Goldberg, seems he's a cousin of Heath Robinson :icon_lol:

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Hey Timberjet, I had to Google Rube Goldberg, seems he's a cousin of Heath Robinson :icon_lol:

guess that kind of dates me. crap. haha

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