Craig's list find, I think I hit GOLD!!!!!

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by shoneyboy, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like to check Craig's List every now and then, looking for a deal...Friday I came across 1item that I wanted to get a better look at. The first was this
    a digital scale........He was asking $50.00 for it.... I gave the seller a call, as we started talking, he mentioned that he use when making sausage, but no longer had the time for it anymore. So I had to ask the big question, Do you have any more equipment that you might want to part with?? He asked if I saw the sausage stuffer that he had posted for sale?? I said no, so he e-mailed me the pictures......OMGoodness!!!!!! an all stainless steel, 30lbs stuffer!!!! He was asking $300.00 for heart sank....I've been helping my son with books this semester ($$$), so my fun money stash is a little low this month.... So we did a little more talking about making sausage, about 2 hours worth.......he asked when I would be available to come look at it.......I did not want to waste his time, so I told him that I only had about $175.00 that I could spare at the time. His reply was, come on by....... I was giddy when I pulled up to his house.......We talked about curing meats for about another hour, but unfortunately it was getting close to time to pick-up my son from school, so as I mention this to him, he said that he understood and would let me go. On the way out, he said that he thought about it and would let me have the stuffer and the scale both for $175.00, because he knew that they would be going to a good home and that I would appreciate them........ I didn't know how to say anything else, but "THANK YOU"...... I left him with my phone number and told him that if he ever did find himself wanting to make some sausage or just talk about making sausage to give me a call, I'd be happy to help him..... Once I got home with it, I took it apart to clean it, It has some stains on the base that I can't scrape off and the entire thing needed some hot soapy water for now, I will sterilize it before I run any meat through in though....... I've been so happy with it, I had to tell someone, so here I am!!!!!!......I have it apart cleaning all of the nooks and crannies right now. I should have it put back together tomorrow, so I'll post pictures of it then........Thanks for reading ShoneyBoy
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice score! I have terrible luck with that stuff. If I am broke...Tons of cool S#!T for sale. Have a wallet full of money and nothing!!!...JJ
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice score mike.......I really like that scale AND your luck is about to get even better..... I got fifty bucks and two, one hundred dollar cats I'll let ya have for that scale......................LOLOLOLOLOL
  4. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is usually how it goes for me too JJ, I just got lucky this time.....SB
    Thanks Boykjo, but I'll have to pass....... SB
  5. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here is a picture if the 30lb stuffer, I have been working on cleaning and lubricating it.......

    I put it all back together, it has 2 speeds on it, when you try to run it up in high it dosen't seem to want to go up.  Does anyone know it there is an adjustment for that ? SB
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You lucky Duck!

    Great score!

  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great score and you didn't hustle the guy....just chatted and told the real deal about the cash. Happy ending for both....I'd make the guy a 5# batch of something and see if he'd accept, just for grins, while doing a shakedown of the new gear. Me?? I look at CL quite often but seem to have luck like JimmyJ...LMAO
  8. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I dont know if you seen my post about 2 speed stuffers ..................................     it sounds like there is something wrong with the high speed gearing/spline mechanism that probably got dammaged trying to stuff in the high speed.. I would look there....
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2013
  9. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the information Joe, I'm going to take it apart and take a better look at it.........SB
  10. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Wow!  Nice find!

    Like Chef Willie said, I would make some extra sausage and give him a few pounds out of appreciation
  11. mike65

    mike65 Meat Mopper

    Way to go Mike! 
  12. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    that's great Shoney.,sometimes things come together for a reason. Won't be long now we will all be making sausage again once deer season gets here..
  13. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    it looks just like the one I have, mine is 2 speed, Use food grade silicone on the gasket. Lems is what I use.
  14. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     I can't wait, so I'll be making some pork sausage within the next couple weekends, just to give it a try..............
    This one is 2 speed also, did you get a owners manual when you bought yours ?
  15. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Great find!
  16. You did real good on those and made a new friend too! 
  17. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I did tell him that if he evered wanted to use it all he had to do is ask.... He said that he would keep it in mind, but he was done for now. The way we talk, he really enjoyed making sausage and I was trying to figure out why he was getting out of it, but I really could never narrow it down to just one thing. I know I was in a bad spot with my own abilities a while back, but I had the availability to ask for help from someone who is very knowledgeable in the process and boy did I get it!!!  Thanks again Boykjo………  As soon as work slows down I’m going to give the machine a try and I was think as most of you suggested, about bring him 5 or 10lbs, maybe I could get him interested in it again….. SB
  18. Shoney....I think you answered your own ? why he got out.... "AS SOON AS WORK SLOWS DOWN"......Careful, he might want it

  19. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    yes, but I don't know if I saved it or not.
  20. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Shoneyboy:  He I looked and I do have the stuffer manual. I bought mine through Midwestern research Supply, which is now called Walton's.   The carry a lot of the replacement parts as well.

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