Hey all, I really wanted to spend some time smokin this weekend.... Had a 1/2 package of AC Legg seasoning & needed to use it up.******** The other 1/2 of the seasoning was used a few weeks ago, but when stuffing the casings on the last batch I noticed somethin different.... The plunger rod on my Kitchener stuffer had gotten off track just ever so slightly & was actually filing off tiny metal shavings on the top of the plunger & cylinder. There was no way I was gonna risk eating those, so as much as it hurt me to do... I picked up 12 1/2 lbs of stuffed sticks & off to the garbage I went ! It really bummed me out to have to do that, but I'd rather do that than not notice the issue & someone get sick ! ********** >>>>>> The reason I'am bringing this up is yea, I'm still a bit bummed bout the whole thing ! However, and more importantly is to give folks who use the Kitchener 5 lb stuffer a heads up of what happened to me. The stuffer was working as it always had, no indication there was an issue... I just thankfully noticed the filings. I'am by no means knocking the Kitchener stuffer as I have recommended the stuffer to folks here on SMF & to others as well. I'am simply just wanting those who have the stuffer to just keep an eye on your equipment, I just felt I needed to say this !