Stainless Steel Tray and Holder for #32 Meat Grinder

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mossymo, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  2. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    Been trying to find that stainless bearing grinder we found on ebay when we talked about this last,, The time has come to buy one..


    Looks good I have seen cheaper built (plastic) ones but that is the first all stainless I have seen.

    Jeff
     
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Love that grinder ,mossy 2 cool.you should like that tray to.[​IMG]
     
  5. I got the same grinder for Christmas, waiting to get a motor before I run some meat through it.

    Would like to get a direct drive motor, and go without the pulley setup. Still looking for just the right motor, power, low speed and hopefully cost.
    Any suggestions? Once I get it up and running will be adding the meat tray as well.[​IMG]

    Cashew
     
  6. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  7. Mulepackin, thanks for the links, will be checking them out. I can see the cheaper and easier, but going for durability.
     
  8. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It is a sturdy set up. A few points on mine at least. The motor is only 1/4 HP, but the gear reduction seems to make up for that. It will turn out 25 lbs in less than 15 min. It will heat some, but never been a problem. I had to have a machine shop turn the end of the screw, it was tapered for the hand crank, so I just had them even it up. That is a Lovejoy flex coupler that connects the shafts. I built the base out of laminated particleboard (used to be a cabinet and counter top builder). I also added a reversing switch and foot control. If you go this route feel free to PM me with any questions. I don't have a ball bearing grinder, and that hasn't been an issue so far, but I fret about it.
     
  9. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    With a direct drive set up a grinder with bushings will works just fine. A ball bearing grinder is best when going belt drive because of the unbalanced pull the belt has on the grinder.
     
  10. My grinder does have the ball bearing's, and looks to run smooth. I need to get a can of lube before I crank more than a few turns. I was also thinking of adding a foot switch to make it safer and keeping it off while grabbing more meat. (Sounds bad..) I have some Corian counter top cut offs that I'm going to use as a base and put rubber feet on the bottom. I saw the Lovejoy flex connectors, have not seem them locally, yet..

    Originally wanted to get stuffing tubes for it, but think I can justify a 5 or 15 pound stuffer instead.[​IMG]

    For motor size,have seen 1/2 HP recommended, how many foot pounds does one think it takes to run the #32 grinder? Have seen some gear motors that might be suitable fit, low speed, just need to calc power to be sure the grinder under load won't stall and kill the motor.

    Cashew
     
  11. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just curious ... The belt drive ... does it need to be removed to clean the machine ... or does the auger pull out for cleaning leaving the belt attached ?
     
  12. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    cajun_1
    I remove the grinder and auger after each use to clean it. Simple to tear down and set up; and the entire grinder, auger, etc. fit right in the kitchen sink.
    If I ever do go to direct drive I will set up the same for easy clean up.
     
  13. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Mossy ...
     
  14. makeme

    makeme Fire Starter

    This looks like the very same grinder I have. The motor as I mentioned will be a lovejoy setup, just a note the augur on mine is apparently metric and the only couplers I could find around here are standard so I had to take the coupling to work and have it bored to fit. So far it seems to work great.

    Dave
     
  15. pops6927

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

    How did the tray work out? Any pics of it in action? How does it clamp to the mouth of the grinder? Thanks in advance!

    Pops §§
     
  16. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pops6927
    Sorry it took me so long to reply and for the mess in the background of the pics, we are still working on finishing our house and numerous other projects going on.

    We still have not used the tray on the grinder yet, hopefully very soon though. The clamp mounts to the meat tray with two set screws, the clamp then mounts to the auger with two angled peices that fit securely over the auger with a set screw on the opposite side to secure it to the auger. I like the look & fit, it will make grinding safer and it is another attachment for a toy !!!

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  17. pops6927

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

    Oh wow, yeahh! Now I see! Wondered how it would mount with the pulley right there; it goes the other way! Sweeet! And a big hopper too! Hold maybe 20lbs. or so? Super!

    Pops §§
     
  18. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mossy how difficult do you think it would be to fab one up? I now have a MIG which will do stainless. It doesn't look very involved to me.
     
  19. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Me not being a metal fabricator, I could make the same thing up; but it would not look as pretty.
    Before I purchased this I was thinking about a cake pan mounted over the auger. Then my wife found this and thunk, heck with it; just order it.
    If this is something you want to tackle, let me know? I can give you any measurements with ruler or calipers that you may need.
    I am a better wood worker (more wood working tools), than with metal, I try at both.....
     
  20. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mossy, that would be great. I would particularly be interested in the dimensions of the throat parts, and attachment points.
     

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