Grinder Lube

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ipyrek, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. I just received my LEM #8 meat grinder. Works great, enough power for me and much quieter then I thought it would be. The instruction booklet does not mention anything about lubricating the gears (steel) or the auger at the spline connection and where it fits into the cutting plate. Should this be done once in awhile to prevent unnecessary wear ?
     
  2. you should contact LEM to see what they recommend, as weird as it sounds, sometimes things are designed to not be greased and greasing can actually hinder movement, best to contact them and get their input
     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here is what I use on my stuffer

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    I got it at BPS - But like was mentioned check first to see what they recommend 
     
  4. makeme

    makeme Fire Starter

    I use this as well before I put them away when they are good and dry I coat every thing and plastic wrap to store.  When I get ready to use again I wash, dry and re-coat.
     
     
  5. plj

    plj Meat Mopper

    I use PAM on my grinder every time I assemble it for use.
     
  6. strummer

    strummer Fire Starter

    I use pam too .Just be sure to install the plastic bushing in the splined end . My brother in law didn't on his and ended up with metal shavings . Had to chunk a batch of pan sausage .
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  7. I just Emailed LEM with the question, should get reply tomorrow. My main concern is the gears.
     
  8. bmudd14474

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

    The gears that are sealed in the unit do not need to be touched. They usually have a sealed gear box with the proper lube in it.
     
  9. LEM replied, the gears do not need to be relubed and a little Lem silicone spray on auger,knife,and cutting plate. Thanks for all the replies, you were all right.
     
  10. franklin3

    franklin3 Fire Starter

    Food grade silicon spray can be had at beleive it or not electrical supply houses for about $8.00 a can compared to the $17.00 to $25.00 from the grindr suppliers.
     
  11. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lube it before use only... Dont lube it for storage... it attracks dust

    Joe
     
  12. pops6927

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

    This is what I use, from Butcher - Packer:

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    A USDA approved sanitary lubricant. Helps prevent rust on grinder knives and plates.


    A USP light duty sanitary oil packaged in handy aerosol spray cans for fast applications on food processing equipment as well as drawer slides, doors, hinges, etc.

    Haynes Spray, the U.S.P. Light Duty Sanitary Spray can be used as an oil lubricant on food processing equipment. This sanitary oil can be used safely anywhere a light duty oil is needed in and around the food processing area. Haynes Spray contains no animal or vegetable fats and is absolutely neutral. It will not turn rancid, contaminate or taint food products. It is odorless, tasteless, colorless and non-toxic. Haynes Spray is authorized by the USDA (rated H-1) for use in food processing plants for incidental food contact. All ingredients are FDA approved. Haynes Spray is also NSF accepted.


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  13. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thats what I use as well....food grade silicone.
     
     

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