I have no experience at making my own sausage but I want to learn. I've been looking at Bass Pro, Cabela's, LEM's site, ect... This grinder/stuffer seems to be going for a good price but and seems to be good quality. I've how important it is to have metal gears/auger. It has a warranty. It's from a top rated seller. It all seems to add up. http://cgi.ebay.com/3-SPEED-TURBOFO...all_Kitchen_Appliances_US&hash=item3a5abd7490 Also... is this everything I need (plus casings of course) ? I grind up the meat, add the spices, then put on the filler attachment and fill the casing. That's pretty much it. Right?