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A new look for the LEM 5 lb sausage stuffer

boykjo

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Ordered the LEM 5 lb stuffer with metal gears to go with my collection. Thought I would share what changes were made with some pics. No review... just a preview.....


In the box


 UN boxed


The new framing


Metric button head allen bolts that hold the top together


The crank handle shaft


Removed bolts and the upper housing is made of cast aluminum


Pressed in upper bushing


Top view


Easy access to the gears. You no longer have to disassemble at the base to remove shaft and gears


Hand crank is held in place with a set screw. Allen wrench was included


shaft lifted right out


Pressed in plastic lower guide bushing


A pic of the bottom


The plunger


Threaded aluminum insert


The relief  valve


O-Ring


Lower end shaft where the plunger screws on


Underneath the top. There are 2 counter sunk nuts


The tubes... On the right is a tube I made for sticks. The smallest plastic tube on the right is the 1/2" tube and my 1/2" stainless tube is made of stainless sanitary tubing. You can see the difference in the size. The plastic tubes are measured from the inside diameter. My tube is 1/2" outer diameter. You will need one this small to do 19mm or less


Some heavy duty clamps included


Another look


I like it so far....


Hope this helps and thanks for looking

Boykjo
 

gary s

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Nice Preview  Looks good

Gary
 

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Thanks for showing us that Joe!

I've had the old style 5# LEM for several years & never had a problem with it.

The new one looks like they made quite a few design changes.

The only thing I wish they would have added is a release mechanism that would allow you to pull the plunger up without reverse cranking it out.

Al
 

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Thanks Joe

Dang gumbit. My wallet gets leaner.  
 

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Where is DS?

 

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Looks like a lot of new engineering in this one.
 

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Boykjo, thanks for the detailed breakdown.     Congratulations on the new stuffer and I'm sure you will give it a real workout.    
 

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Lots and lots of water! Can't wait for the knockoffs to roll out at a cheaper price!!!
I was wondering about that also.  It seemed the prior model and all the other brand variations previously came from a single assembly plant.  I need to go bigger than 5lbs on my next stuffer though.
 

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great job on the review,

i have never owned/used a LEM , but I'm sure it will do the job ,

there are a couple of things i personally probably wouldn't like about  it

(1) its to small for my use 

(2) it looks to me like they overly complicated it 

(3) they used to much plastic/nylon

but with that being said , if you only make small batches of sausage , it will work fine and give you

great service for many  years

enjoy it and be sure to post pictures of your success
 

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Thanks for the preview.

Looks like its made very well.
 

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Nice pre-view Joe,,I have the old one and like it so far,,, did you get it on sale?? what is the going price on these now?? 

I think then next purchase for me will be the 15lber for larger batches of the larger type snausages,,, 

Looking forward to your review when you do use it. 

DS
 

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Nice pre-view Joe,,I have the old one and like it so far,,, did you get it on sale?? what is the going price on these now?? 

I think then next purchase for me will be the 15lber for larger batches of the larger type snausages,,, 

Looking forward to your review when you do use it. 

DS
I got it for $129  Amazon had it on sale at christmas for the 129 but it went off sale back to $149. There was another option to buy it for the $129 but the delivery date was like jan 20th to march 25th so I selected that to get the 129 price. Then the next day I got a notification saying my delivery date was being changed and I got it the next  day. ????? go figure.

I got it for small 1 lb test batches as I am always in the kitchen inventing seasoning recipes
 
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Would you say the base is the same footprint as before?  I'm about to finish the counter base for the one I have now and if I upgrade I'd hate to lose all the work.
 

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Local BPS says they wont get the new ones until the old stock is gone.

I think i need a pa-sy-chiacrist  
 
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I got it for $129  Amazon had it on sale at christmas for the 129 but it went off sale back to $149. There was another option to buy it for the $129 but the delivery date was like jan 20th to march 25th so I selected that to get the 129 price. Then the next day I got a notification saying my delivery date was being changed and I got it the next  day. ????? go figure.

I got it for small 1 lb test batches as I am always in the kitchen inventing seasoning recipes
Awesome, LOL,,,,  I hope they do this design on there larger stuffers 

DS
 

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Joe

How is the new stuffer working compared to the older version?
 

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