Meat Slicer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dirtsailor2003, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper

    What HP is the motor if I may ask, I looked at Ganders Slicers but they were rating them in watts which means smaller motors, I just wanted to get the highest HP I could with the best build, the motor is the only part that is expensive or generally dies over time with exception of the belt, so the higher the HP, the better the longevity overall, but then belts going bad after a long time is perfectly normal.
     
  2. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    I'm at camp for the weekend, so im not sure. I put a post on Pelletheads ladt fall when I got it. There was a post in that thread that mentioned the manufacturer and there mod #. I'll see if I can find it for ya.

    Found it. Hope this helps. The manufacturer is ITI INTRADIN CO LTD, and the model number is MS-106121-13.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2016
  3. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper

    Mowin,

    Its all good, was just wondering if I missed a contender in my selection  :)
     
  4. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper

    I found it, it is re-branded by Gander which is normal, everyone does that, UniWorld also sells it, it is listed as .20 HP, so basically 1/5th HP, not far behind, my search was over the proper size tray (I wanted) and 1/4 HP minimum, it was a grizzly search, so many out there, and I saw some I could trade in on a car LOL, or maybe trade my car in for the slicer and make payments for another year or two hehehe
    Gander does not list the HP, but the other re-seller does, it does look pretty close, but I found that out as well, they all look very similar and have minute design differences here and there, so it was all about a few parameters I was worried about that brought me to the one I got, now to actually use it ..........................
     
  5. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    GM reg price is $299 I believe. I got this on sale for $179 and there was a promo code which knocked another $10 off. For that price I couldn't pass it up. Now if I was considering spending $300, I prob would have done more homework and possibly gone with something different.

    Good luck with your search. It's half the fun. Thumbs Up
     
  6. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Not sure that slicer would handle slicing cheese at only 1/5 hp. A lot of commercial slicers below 1/2 hp aren't really recommended for cheese. I settled on an Avantco 12" 1/3 hp awhile back. I haven't tried to slice cheese with it as yet, but the mfg doesn't advise using it for cheese. All in all I'm happy with it except it is a bear to move at 60lbs. I have it sitting on a cart in a corner of the dining room. Every time Mrs. Chew walks past it I get 'the look.'
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah I know that glare, and there's NO meat processing equipment in the house!
     
  8. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

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  9. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    I've sliced prob 30 lbs of cheese with the GM slicer. Cheddar to American. It's handled it like a champ. Now I wouldnt want to put that amount of cheese through it on a regular basis, but a few time a yr would be fine..
     
  10. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper

    I wish I had had the budget for a 1/3 horse, I would have bought it, but then if I had all the money I wanted, I might have had to buy a 3/4 or 1 horse model, then I could afford all that bulk cheese like Dirt is talking about, it would just give me a reason to build a cheese cellar too hehehe [​IMG]
     
  11. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper

     I am guessing that the issue would be slicing it fast enough to make it worth your while in a commercial environment ?
     I am not a cheese pro, I love quite a few cheeses, and none of them to me would seem to be so hard that it would be a issue, maybe smoke the belt if you are working to fast, but in the end outside of the belt it would be the motor overheating, but then as Chew said, if you did not do it that often or maybe took you time to prevent overheating the motor accordingly it should not be an issue, but yes hours and hours of it, then you would need to have a lot of extra belts and maybe a spare motor.
     
  12. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Exactly. I wouldn't want to use it in a commercial setting. It's defiantly too light for that kind of abuse.

    I've only had it a little less then a yr, but I've put 40lbs of bacon, prob 25+ of ven pastrammi, the cheese mentioned earlier, and a slew of different ham, bologna, pepperoni, ECT.

    Time will tell if it holds up for the long haul..
     
  13. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper

    Well if you have the 1/3 horse you will not have any issues, you just want to make sure you keep an eye on the motor temp, if it gets to warm then give it a rest, that is really the only issue, I have not broken mine down all the way, and yes I will, broken or not, it is a disease, I will tear that puppy into pieces and put it back together again, same thing I do with new weapons :), but do not plan on defending myself with or killing anything with the slicer of course, but I am interested to see if the motor has oilable bearings, if so I will be religiously oiling them even if I do not take it on a endurance run.

    That is why I wanted at least a 1/4 horse, it should be plenty for what I need, and for the volume I will be doing, it is more than enough, outside of design, that motor is the heart of the beast, which is why I did not want any of the cheapies that list wattage, I did not want a slicer with a fan motor in it, I wanted something a bit more substantial, and money was a concern, so my focus was middle of the road blade (10"), a sizeable tray, this one is 8" and at least 1/4 horse, I set the 1/4 horse because I could already see that 1/3 was out of my budgets reach, but I am sure this will do the trick for what I need, it is well made and I like the tray, slide and the grav feeder, it has a nice design, so without having used it yet I am happy, I feel I will be happy as well when I finally get to use it  :)

    Mine is inside too, and my wife is being patient as well, but cannot move it to the barn without power there yet ..................Right ?  hehehe
     
  14. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Sounds like you did your homework and got the slicer that best fits your needs/ criteria.

    My wife gives me the evil eye also when she spots the slicer. I just point to the kureg coffee maker ( I hate the swill) and walk away. Lol
     
  15. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper

    Sounds like you got a good deal my friend, and like we were discussing, we are not using them every day, day after day, so we do not need the cadillacs, I already got the one I posted so I am locked in as well, it was the best I could afford and like yours, I think it will do just fine for what I have to get done, just like hearing from others, never know what you might learn, like now I know if I want some cheese, I just need to go visit DirtSailor !!!  :)
     
  16. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

     
  17. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper

    Well, mine has been onboard for all of this, I have the wire to get the power out to the barn and my shop where I keep my bike, now the fun part, 70 ft of 18" deep trench, once I get that done the conduit (plastic) and the terminations are a breeze, and she knows I have been wanting to do this (the power to the buildings) for a long time, and she knows when I do she gets to see a lot of stuff go out to its proper place hehehe 

    You hate coffee ??? Is that even legal LOL
    I love the stuff when it is cold, but not so much in the summer, but we grind ours fresh and I have coffee beans of various roasts and types, it is really good stuff  :) and it will have you ready to go in just one cup, your ready to race a gazelle hehehe

    And yes, I got what should work and what was within my budget, it was hard to be honest, so many slicers and different manufacturers, I had no idea something so simple would be such a job, I spent like 5 days, had my computer lined with tabs comparing price, hp and blade size with a sizable tray, once I got into that I was like WOW, I never knew the market was so vast, like anything else I guess, just never has to shop for one, but when I saw slicers for over $8K I was like holy moley, have to save that for when I move to Beverly Hills LOL.
     
     
  18. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Have you been talking to my wife? Lol
     
  19. n4ynu

    n4ynu Meat Mopper

    LOL  :) .......................................no I have not, just was raised on the stuff, in the country we relied on coffee a lot !  
     
  20. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Howdy, Case!

    I think that Academy stores here in TX carry the LEM slicers in 2 sizes but It's been a while since I was there looking. I remember talking with another customer who said he had one and liked it, but that could mean almost anything.
     

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