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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone. hopefully someone on here can help out.
So, here is what i need help with. I am looking for a decent manual grinder/chopper. I should note that with the yearly volume i will be doing folks would probably recommend me get a quality electric one, however i don't want to do that, at least right now.

i am going to need something around the 32 size.

i have read some good posts on here, like this one (http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/75149/hand-crank-meat-grinders)
enterprise and chop-rite are supposed to be great.

i usually use old used stuff, actually most everything around here is old used junk and i am fine using an old beat looking grinder, the problem is other folks expectations.

in addition to meat for our selves, some of my stock will be purchased on the hoof and i will be doing the slaughter/butchering for the owners, and i want the butchering station to be slate clean. everything else is pretty much all NSF etc.

that said, getting something new and enameled like this has appeal, has anyone used one of these, or have a recommendation towards anything else?

http://retsel.com/store/index.php/cPath/52

and there is chop-rite 2, but i am pretty sure they want too much... the price this place has one for is pretty absurdly high
http://www.meatprocessingproducts.com/chop-32-chp.html?gclid=CMimlumniscCFUuRHwodgs8MAw

http://www.chop-rite.com/Screw%20Down%20Meat%20Chopper.htm


the last question, is can i grind bones with a decent #32 grinder? mainly fowl and rabbit? if anyone knows anything that will grind lamb bones, i would love to know what it is.

thanks everyone! take care!

post #2 of 13

Grandpa had an Enterprise, 70 years ago, in his butcher shop. All the grinding and sausage stuffing was done with it. My Dad, late teens at the time, was responsible for the grinding. Years later, Dad complained about it to me but he also had arms the size of the average womans thigh and calf. I at 275 pounds once wised off to Dad, 45 at the time, in front of my friends. You could hear a pin drop after the gasps of on lookers as he snatched me up by the collar and explained my faux pas holding me 2 feet off the ground!

 

You will have a great machine but with the volume you describe you will have A LOT of work on your hands. Sorry I can't offer more info, others should be by to offer help...JJ

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Overview of Sausage Maker #32 Stainless Steel Manual Meat Grinder, Model# 61232



Manufacturer #: 61232


You’re viewing our Sausage Maker #32 stainless steel manual meat grinder. This popular Sausage Maker #32 grinder is designed with home cooks in mind, the grinder makes it easier to make sausage and jerky at home. The TSM manual meat grinder can be permanently bolted onto tabletops or countertops. The meat grinder sits higher on your counter or table, allowing you to place a bowl underneath to catch meat as it is ground.

The TSM stainless steel meat grinder is fully equipped with a 3/8" stainless steel grinding plate, stainless steel cutting knife, and 1/2”, 3/4” and 7/8” plastic stuffing tubes.

*Not recommended for grinding bones

Our TSM manual meat grinder come with a manufacturer warranty. If you have questions about our products we have the answers you need. Scroll down to view our Sausage Maker #32 stainless steel manual meat grinder.

Features: •Stainless steel cutting knife
•Plastic stuffing tubes: 1/2", 3/4" and 1 1/4"


Specifications: •Dimensions: 11 1/2"L x 6 1/4"W x 8"H
•Handle: 10 1/2"
•Includes 1/2”, 3/4” and 7/8” plastic stuffing tubes
•Made in USA

http://www.meatprocessingproducts.com/samamaststme.html?gclid=CI-o74TciscCFYpcfgoddz4DjQ

http://www.sausagemaker.com/32-Stainless-Steel-Meat-Grinder-p/15-1012.htm
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

thanks, nice story!
oh i know they are work, but i have not used one all day. i have used my neighbors when we did a nose to tail pig event.

i am guessing i will probably end up getting an electric professional one eventually, but for now i want to be stubborn and do it the hard way.  this fall i have 3, 2 year old ramlings, 6 lambs, and somewhere between 2 and 4 old ewes to do. obviously i am not going to grind the lot, but i am sure i will hate the thing after it. i will have help though and need it.

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

thankyou, that could work, i really would like to grind small animal bones in it though.

anybody have personal experience with that particular grinder?
 

post #6 of 13
Why would you wan to include bones in your ground meat?
post #7 of 13

Extra calcium in the diet!:biggrin:

post #8 of 13

Have fun MrMatt...

 

@Dan...I am sure the OP will answer, but, there are a TON of folks out there that feed Dogs a Raw Diet. Chicken ground, bones and all, is very popular as is adding Bone Meal from other animals to food. It is nutritious from the high amount of Protein and Phosphorus, which BTW makes it a good fertilizer too...JJ

post #9 of 13
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Have fun MrMatt...

 

@Dan...I am sure the OP will answer, but, there are a TON of folks out there that feed Dogs a Raw Diet. Chicken ground, bones and all, is very popular as is adding Bone Meal from other animals to food. It is nutritious from the high amount of Protein and Phosphorus, which BTW makes it a good fertilizer too...JJ


yup, those would be the reason. i don't particularly fancy chicken chum myself though. i would love to get a green bone grinder too for larger stuff.

post #10 of 13

i realize that you stated that you want a manual grinder , however  harbor freight has an electric grinder that I only paid $ 64.00 for and it works great  ( don't know about grinding bones though )

post #11 of 13

At one job I was driving a small tractor with a blown tie rod end that made one front wheel wobble like a caster. I reported it to the shop mechanic and he said "Yeah I saw it jumping around like a dog sh1tting bones."

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yup, those would be the reason. i don't particularly fancy chicken chum myself though. i would love to get a green bone grinder too for larger stuff.

Follish me, I thought I was in the sausge forum. LOL I guess pets like sausage too.
post #13 of 13
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thankyou, that could work, i really would like to grind small animal bones in it though.

anybody have personal experience with that particular grinder?
 

i am using LEM Products #10 Stainless Steel Clamp-on Hand Grinder, it is best manual meat grinder i have use. 

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