Tender Quick has more salt. I use it on my dried beef and do not ad any more salt. Below is my 1st attempt recipes at reduced sodium bacon all percentages are of the meat weight. They will go in the smoker tomorrow.
Reduced Salt Bacon #1
0.25% Pink Cure #1 (Prague powder etc. that has 6.25%...
My slicer is a chard 8.6" I picked up for $159 at mills fleet farm It works ok but I wouldn't get another one I would probably step up to a Chef's Choice or this one https://www.webstaurantstore.com/avantco-sl309-9-manual-gravity-feed-meat-slicer-1-4-hp/177SL309.html