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post #41 of 54

It seems I spoke too soon :th_crybaby2:

I've been careful to not bottom it out, but last night about half way through roll #8 of my summer sausage it popped and that was the end of it. It seems to be something in the inside of the bigger gear, I started taking it apart but was told by the CFO to just throw it away and we'll get a better one :sausage: 

 

Looking at this one maybe: https://www.waltonsinc.com/11-lb-sausage-stuffer 

post #42 of 54

FYI

 

2 speed stuffing is B.S.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/154910/2-speed-vertical-stuffers

post #43 of 54
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Originally Posted by boykjo View Post
 

FYI

 

2 speed stuffing is B.S.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/154910/2-speed-vertical-stuffers

Thanks for the link, I'd heard before that the "high speed" was not for stuffing. 

But still; $200 for a 11# stainless stuffer looks pretty good to me.

post #44 of 54
post #45 of 54
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Originally Posted by Knotfree View Post
 


I picked up a 5lb Kitchener stuffer for "parts " that was returned because of the brass shavings. ($20) When i pulled the nylon gears out to check i found that there is a bushing with brass threads pressed into the big gear. These were stripped from too much force when it bottomed out. Have some new nylon gears on order. Just repairing it to give to a friend that wants to get started on his own sausages.


For any Canadians . Princess auto has parts for the 5Lb Kitchener stuffer. The replacement gear has steel thread (into nylon gear)instead of the brass original . And only $10. Part #8315145 

post #46 of 54
I bought the 5lb gander mountain stuffer when it was on sale for Black Friday but returned it. I didn't have any issues with the plastic gears but it was the plastic crankshaft that was a problem. I marked the rod to make sure I didn't bottom out and had plenty of water in the meat, etc. but the handle rounded off the crankshaft towards the end of my first batch.

I knew there was a possibility of having issues with the plastic but I figured I would replace the gears with metal ones from LEM. As one poster thought, the LEM gears will not fit this stuffer. They made everything just a little bit different so it won't fit. The crank handle won't fit nor will the rod fit. I sent the gears back to LEM and I bought a LEM stuffer and couldn't be happier with it. Just thought I would share this.
post #47 of 54
icon14.gif ... Good to know....
post #48 of 54
Must have sent out two different kinds. I got one when it was on sale for $59 a week before Black Friday it did have plastic gears but it has a metal shaft.
post #49 of 54

I would be curious to see how they mated a metal crankshaft to a plastic gear if you have a picture of it. All the ones I have seen are one piece. Here are pictures of the Gander Mtn. plastic gears and LEM metal gears side by side. The Gander Mtn. gears are on the left, LEM are on the right. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #50 of 54
Ok I see what u call a crank shaft now. Mine is plastic what I would call a crank shaft would be the long threaded shaft the piston thread on to. The plastic gear it self would fail before the shaft that is attach to it would. Because it is moulded as one piece.
post #51 of 54
I got one of the gander mnt staffers on black Friday and have not used it yet. I know shame on me for having it a month and not using it yet haha hey I'm getting there anyway after reading through this thread I did notice the crank handle does not fit the plastic shaft very well and I can see how it would round it out very easy. So to combat this I'm going to cut two straight edges on a washer to fill the gap between the handle and the crankshaft so it has a nice tight fit and won't strip the shaft.
post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by thesmokist View Post

I got one of the gander mnt staffers on black Friday and have not used it yet. I know shame on me for having it a month and not using it yet haha hey I'm getting there anyway after reading through this thread I did notice the crank handle does not fit the plastic shaft very well and I can see how it would round it out very easy. So to combat this I'm going to cut two straight edges on a washer to fill the gap between the handle and the crankshaft so it has a nice tight fit and won't strip the shaft.

That is a good idea. I haven't used mine yet either so I will take a look at this first. 

post #53 of 54

I have the same one. Good size for me. Works like a dream...:Looks-Great: 

post #54 of 54
Cracked out 5lbs of sausage with my LEM yesterday. Works great. Love that gizmo.
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