New Meat Grinder

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by princess, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. princess

    princess Smoking Fanatic

  2. tlzimmerman

    tlzimmerman Meat Mopper

    That grinder is good grinder, it will work its way through the meat.  These grinders on northern tools site are the same ones gander mtn rebrands as their guide series.....I saw this one in person, and the one I link below, and went with the heavier duty one.  At times mine could be called on to do 300-500 pounds in a day of venison, pork, or beef, and I questioned whether the cheaper model would be up to the task consistantly.  The parts are all much heavier on mine.  For your average user, I think it would be a good machine.  A couple buddies have one and it works well for what they do (about a deer or 2 a year, and some basic sausage grinding a butt here and there).  The grinders are the same size (#12), I think the more expensive one goes a little faster though, as to be expected.

    Here is the one I got...and I love it.  Haven't found anything that will slow it down yet, including partially frozen gristly old muley buck venison, or really really fat (50/50 and 80/20) pork I use for mixing and sausagemaking. 

    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_340586_340586
     
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    I looked at that same grinder when I bought mine and I would have bought that one. My grinder was a B-day gift so I can't complain but you got the better grinder for sure. That one has metal gears internally and you can get other plates for it too. I got the one from Gander Mtn. and it's good but not as good to me then the one you got.
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Congrats that one should do fine I know several of our members have that model. I have a LEM 1.5 hp #32 and its really overkill for most things
     
  5. bmudd14474

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

    Congrats on the grinder. I think what you got will be a good unit. I do alot of meat at a time so I have the cabela's commercial that will do almost 400lbs a hour.
     
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think you will be pleased with your selection of a grinder. I have that exact same model, and I've pushed a lot of meat through it without it ever heating up. Congrats, and grind away. It's all good my friend.
     
  7. princess

    princess Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome. Thanks guys, you made me feel better. :)

    My butcher does not charge me to do rough chop on my pork, venison or beef so it won't be taking too much work on. Everything else just goes in the freezer.  tlzimmerman? That looks AWESOME and if I ever increase my volume (or my butcher starts charging me) I will grab that one next!

    Cheers!

    -Princess
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's the one I got---Haven't used it much yet, so I can't give it a fair critique.

    Bear
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on the new grinder. I am still using my KitchenAid attachment but looking at getting a grinder in the future. Let us know how you like it
     
  10. I have that one too. It works great. My wife can't shove the meat in it fast enough. It will grind serious amounts of meat and not stop.
     

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