Originally Posted by mowin
Originally Posted by N4YNU
I am guessing that the issue would be slicing it fast enough to make it worth your while in a commercial environment ?
I am not a cheese pro, I love quite a few cheeses, and none of them to me would seem to be so hard that it would be a issue, maybe smoke the belt if you are working to fast, but in the end outside of the belt it would be the motor overheating, but then as Chew said, if you did not do it that often or maybe took you time to prevent overheating the motor accordingly it should not be an issue, but yes hours and hours of it, then you would need to have a lot of extra belts and maybe a spare motor.
Exactly. I wouldn't want to use it in a commercial setting. It's defiantly too light for that kind of abuse.
I've only had it a little less then a yr, but I've put 40lbs of bacon, prob 25+ of ven pastrammi, the cheese mentioned earlier, and a slew of different ham, bologna, pepperoni, ECT.
Time will tell if it holds up for the long haul..
Well if you have the 1/3 horse you will not have any issues, you just want to make sure you keep an eye on the motor temp, if it gets to warm then give it a rest, that is really the only issue, I have not broken mine down all the way, and yes I will, broken or not, it is a disease, I will tear that puppy into pieces and put it back together again, same thing I do with new weapons :), but do not plan on defending myself with or killing anything with the slicer of course, but I am interested to see if the motor has oilable bearings, if so I will be religiously oiling them even if I do not take it on a endurance run.
That is why I wanted at least a 1/4 horse, it should be plenty for what I need, and for the volume I will be doing, it is more than enough, outside of design, that motor is the heart of the beast, which is why I did not want any of the cheapies that list wattage, I did not want a slicer with a fan motor in it, I wanted something a bit more substantial, and money was a concern, so my focus was middle of the road blade (10"), a sizeable tray, this one is 8" and at least 1/4 horse, I set the 1/4 horse because I could already see that 1/3 was out of my budgets reach, but I am sure this will do the trick for what I need, it is well made and I like the tray, slide and the grav feeder, it has a nice design, so without having used it yet I am happy, I feel I will be happy as well when I finally get to use it :)
Mine is inside too, and my wife is being patient as well, but cannot move it to the barn without power there yet ..................Right ? hehehe