manual meat grinder.

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mrmatt, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. mrmatt

    mrmatt Newbie

    Hello everyone. hopefully someone on here can help out.
    So, here is what i need help with. I am looking for a decent manual grinder/chopper. I should note that with the yearly volume i will be doing folks would probably recommend me get a quality electric one, however i don't want to do that, at least right now.

    i am going to need something around the 32 size.

    i have read some good posts on here, like this one (
    enterprise and chop-rite are supposed to be great.

    i usually use old used stuff, actually most everything around here is old used junk and i am fine using an old beat looking grinder, the problem is other folks expectations.

    in addition to meat for our selves, some of my stock will be purchased on the hoof and i will be doing the slaughter/butchering for the owners, and i want the butchering station to be slate clean. everything else is pretty much all NSF etc.

    that said, getting something new and enameled like this has appeal, has anyone used one of these, or have a recommendation towards anything else?

    and there is chop-rite 2, but i am pretty sure they want too much... the price this place has one for is pretty absurdly high Down Meat Chopper.htm

    the last question, is can i grind bones with a decent #32 grinder? mainly fowl and rabbit? if anyone knows anything that will grind lamb bones, i would love to know what it is.

    thanks everyone! take care!
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Grandpa had an Enterprise, 70 years ago, in his butcher shop. All the grinding and sausage stuffing was done with it. My Dad, late teens at the time, was responsible for the grinding. Years later, Dad complained about it to me but he also had arms the size of the average womans thigh and calf. I at 275 pounds once wised off to Dad, 45 at the time, in front of my friends. You could hear a pin drop after the gasps of on lookers as he snatched me up by the collar and explained my faux pas holding me 2 feet off the ground!

    You will have a great machine but with the volume you describe you will have A LOT of work on your hands. Sorry I can't offer more info, others should be by to offer help...JJ
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Overview of Sausage Maker #32 Stainless Steel Manual Meat Grinder, Model# 61232

    Manufacturer #: 61232

    You’re viewing our Sausage Maker #32 stainless steel manual meat grinder. This popular Sausage Maker #32 grinder is designed with home cooks in mind, the grinder makes it easier to make sausage and jerky at home. The TSM manual meat grinder can be permanently bolted onto tabletops or countertops. The meat grinder sits higher on your counter or table, allowing you to place a bowl underneath to catch meat as it is ground.

    The TSM stainless steel meat grinder is fully equipped with a 3/8" stainless steel grinding plate, stainless steel cutting knife, and 1/2”, 3/4” and 7/8” plastic stuffing tubes.

    *Not recommended for grinding bones

    Our TSM manual meat grinder come with a manufacturer warranty. If you have questions about our products we have the answers you need. Scroll down to view our Sausage Maker #32 stainless steel manual meat grinder.

    Features: •Stainless steel cutting knife
    •Plastic stuffing tubes: 1/2", 3/4" and 1 1/4"

    Specifications: •Dimensions: 11 1/2"L x 6 1/4"W x 8"H
    •Handle: 10 1/2"
    •Includes 1/2”, 3/4” and 7/8” plastic stuffing tubes
    •Made in USA
  4. mrmatt

    mrmatt Newbie

    thanks, nice story!
    oh i know they are work, but i have not used one all day. i have used my neighbors when we did a nose to tail pig event.

    i am guessing i will probably end up getting an electric professional one eventually, but for now i want to be stubborn and do it the hard way.  this fall i have 3, 2 year old ramlings, 6 lambs, and somewhere between 2 and 4 old ewes to do. obviously i am not going to grind the lot, but i am sure i will hate the thing after it. i will have help though and need it.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2015
  5. mrmatt

    mrmatt Newbie

    thankyou, that could work, i really would like to grind small animal bones in it though.

    anybody have personal experience with that particular grinder?
  6. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Why would you wan to include bones in your ground meat?
  7. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Extra calcium in the diet![​IMG]
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Have fun MrMatt...

    @Dan...I am sure the OP will answer, but, there are a TON of folks out there that feed Dogs a Raw Diet. Chicken ground, bones and all, is very popular as is adding Bone Meal from other animals to food. It is nutritious from the high amount of Protein and Phosphorus, which BTW makes it a good fertilizer too...JJ
  9. mrmatt

    mrmatt Newbie

    yup, those would be the reason. i don't particularly fancy chicken chum myself though. i would love to get a green bone grinder too for larger stuff.
  10. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    i realize that you stated that you want a manual grinder , however  harbor freight has an electric grinder that I only paid $ 64.00 for and it works great  ( don't know about grinding bones though )
  11. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    At one job I was driving a small tractor with a blown tie rod end that made one front wheel wobble like a caster. I reported it to the shop mechanic and he said "Yeah I saw it jumping around like a dog sh1tting bones."
  12. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Follish me, I thought I was in the sausge forum. LOL I guess pets like sausage too.
  13. dexterbakus

    dexterbakus Newbie

    i am using LEM Products #10 Stainless Steel Clamp-on Hand Grinder, it is best manual meat grinder i have use. 
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