Meat Grinder - Gear Reduction Drive

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mossymo, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A friend of mine is looking at putting together a motor driven grinder and asked my opinion on the following gear reduction drive.
    eBay item # 270446765294

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    Personally I do not think a "for home use" cordless 3/8" drill or a 3/8" electric drill would work out well. I think a heavy duty 1/2" drill might work but the motor isn't designed for long running times and also do not think drills spin at high enough rpm's to hook up to a 33:1 gear reduction, I feel the grinder would be turning too slow.

    But I do think a 1725 rpm 1/2 HP electric motor would work; the grinder should be turning at around 52 rpm's. Ths is a tad slow but I feel it would work.

    I am curious what other members thoughts are and also wondering if anyone else has ever tried one of these gear reduction drives? Thanks in advance for any replys !!!
     
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would agree with you. I have seen one of these in action and it would turn it as a decent speed but the drill overheated after a short period.
     
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beer-B-Q
    I appreciate the help, but my friend wants to set it up with more of a direct drive with out using a pulley. This is how I constructed my grinder - http://www.sausagemania.com/grinder.html - I put mine together quite a few years ago, it works great but for simplicity and safety I wouldn't mind finding a gear reduction solution for direct drive either.
     

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