Picked up a Craigslist Slicer

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Smoke Blower
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Aug 8, 2008
Westminster, CO
Found this baby on craigslist for $190. I cleaned it up and painted the casting a gloss black. I believe it is from the 40's or 50's and has all the original parts as far as I can tell. The gears look great and the motor runs quiet, now I need something to slice. I have a presto 10" slicer but that does not cut across a full belly when making bacon so I needed to trim it too much. This one should do a better job with bellies and boneless hams.

Nice slicer ...

If you did not use a self etching primer on the bare aluminum, the paint will bubble and flake off...
Aluminum has a "self healing" characteristic that it immediately "rusts" to an aluminum oxide coat to prevent further oxidation... Paint will not long term stick to the coating...
Self Etching Primers


thanks for the information, the slicer is cast iron and had been previously painted so it should be ok. I will keep this in mind because I also have an older buffalo chopper that has an aluminum base and housing.
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