Thanks everyone for your help. I really appreciate it. I love this forum!
Reality hit me and some frugal common sense at same time.
I looked at the STX, and yes I want it, but can't justify the price to pocketbook.
I can get the grinder from Northern, buy two extra knives to match to plates, all for 130.00 including shipping.
And I won't have to true up the plates and knives us so often. Or so the theory says. It makes sense to me.
Just have remember to mark one side of each plate, so that I am always using only one side of it.
If things get too mushy, then just buy 3 knives for 30 bucks and reverse the plates to unused side, and good to go again.
Yes I want a stand stuffer, but I'll have to wait on it. Pocketbook again.
I understand how to sharpen the knives and plates, but my shoulder won't let me.
I had to buy a little vertical sander to sharpen my knives on because I can't do it by hand anymore because of my shoulder problems.
I'm going to have to give up on the all stainless steel parts. Pocketbook again. Besides, part of that desire was just laziness on my part. LOL
I will try at least once, stuffing with the electric grinder, but I can see blown out casings all over the place, because I couldn't slow it down, or hit the off button fast enough.
And just maybe, that may help convince wife to go along with a separate stuffer. Maybe.
Otherwise I guess it will be a funnel and thumbs, or the old hand crank grinder. I can do the funnel and thumbs by myself,
but for the hand grinder stuffing or dedicated stuffer, I'll still need a second person to crank the handle.
In other words, if she wants stuffed sausage, she has to crank up both the handle and pocketbook. LOL
Thanks again for all of your input and suggestions. What a Great Group of people!