What he said! you will have allot more fun and be way less frustrated if you go with separate units.
I bought my grinder (general) brand 3/4 hp #10 grinder an enterprise 6 qt stuffer both off of eBay I think I spent a total of about 300.00 for both and I am very happy. I make about 50# of various sausage about every 2 weeks.
during deer season I process 4 or 5 deer and make salami, sticks and jerky.
it has kind of snowballed and I love it!
my next purchase will be a meat mixer for the big batches.[/quote]
Everybody has great advice. The only thing I would look for in a grider is metal gears. Northern tool has a .8hp grinder for $99 and it works great!http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...70_36989_36989
I purchased a cabellas pro grinder for $169 and have ground about 300lbs through it, but I found a steel BB when doing some geese and the gears got chewed up. But Cabellas sent me a brand new one. If I where to do it again I would buy the Northern tool grinder.
As far as stuffers go look at these http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...8623_200308623
they are worth the $80.
I am going to upgrade to teh 15lb stuffer b/c I do 30lbs at a time. Small potatoes for some guys but for me it is all I can do in a day.
Good luck you might enjoy it!