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Bang for the buck meat grinder

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by spec, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. spec

    spec Meat Mopper

    My ANTIQUE WHITE WESTINGHOUSE Grinder finally gave up the Ghost week before last...

    Gearbox went south after howling, grinding and being alittle choppy from time to time...IT WAS THAT WAY WHEN I PAID 25bux AT A GARAGE SALE 15 YEARS AGO...

    Anyway, I'm looking for a new grinder in the 3/4 to 1 1/4 HP range...

    What's the opinion on INDUSTRIAL grinders

    I really like my Cabella's dehydrator...except for the shelves
  2. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    I borrowed a 3/4 hp Lem from a friend

    I don't know what he paid for it, but I can't believe I don't have one
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Not sure I would call it a professional grinder but I wouldn't have bought it if I didn't think it was a good value at the time.  Just the kind of person I am.  Will grind anything I throw in it but it will wake the dead.

    Nesco Professional FG400
  4. My friend an I both have the Northern Tool #12 Electric. 99 bucks. We have no complaints. It will grind faster than my wife can stuff it.
  5. spec

    spec Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the input guys[​IMG]
  6. spec

    spec Meat Mopper

    I need an industrial unit that will hold up to the estimated 5,000 pounds of meat that I'll be grinding up for the bar and grill plus my meat stix

    I was out looking and the Cabella's 3/4 and 1 hp. models seem to fit the bill...

    I was just wondering if anybody had good or bad to say about them
  7. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have the 1 hp. Cabela's grinder and am super happy with it, it will do everything I need and the #22 head is much better capacity than the #12.  I would have gotten the 1¾ hp #32 head but it was too tall to fit on my counter under my cupboards, lol!  (had hard enough time convincing the wife that she really needed a grinder as kitchen decoration in the first place!).

  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey spec!

     Good to see ya around!!

    How's the move going?

  9. spec

    spec Meat Mopper

    Thanks again guys,

    I think I'll order the cabella's grinder


    I'm here in Ks, Finally[​IMG]

    I posted up some  pix in my Jerky Q-view, on the bar&grill...Final inspection is next week
  10. spec

    spec Meat Mopper

    Haven't been around for a while...

    Just a quick update

    I bought a lem grinder and 25# mixer and am really happy with them so far

    My laptop fell out of a moving truck so no pix...
  11. I can't make up my mind, the Cabela's grinders only have a 60 day warranty, compared to a 2 year warranty for the LEM, but the Cabela's #22 is $180 less!

    What to do??

  12. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I have the same one that Alelover has and I sure like mine....
  13. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Id do the Cabela's one. I have had one for over 3 yrs no problem. And I am pretty sure they have a longer warranty than that the 60 day is just the return policy.
  14. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I have a Cabela's too. It's been a very good grinder so far.
  15. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Had mine for several years and it purrs like brand new, and they stand behind their product, too.  And, standard replacement knives and plates fit it also.