Oh man tell me my LEM #8 grinder is ok....

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by mummel, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    I put the blade on the wrong way. It didn't have clearance. It made a horrible noise. Metal shavings everywhere.

    Honestly I should have read the instructions but WTF @ LEM. I can't be the first idiot to do this.

    I'm worried about rust. The blade looks ok (chipped the back end not the sharp edge). What about the LEM's motor? Bummer guys.
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Take it apart and clean it up. how about some pics of the damage.......
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not sure what would have damaged the cutter being on backwards....I think we've all done it at least once. Like Joe said, pics please.
  4. Yeah  Pictures would help   New blade is pretty cheap, But may be OK     They put those instructions in there for a reason, especially if your not familiar with whatever you just bought.

    Put it together the correct way and see if it works ??

  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    probably just shaved the rounded edge off the back of the blade. If no motor damage and no stripped gears .wash it all out real well and try the right way
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Remember when you run it with the blade backwards, it puts the meat back together.
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll save you the time calling LEM,

  8. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

  9. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    So its another alternative to meat glue........................?
  10. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't think that works with LEM. I tried it once with store bought ground meat and instead of a sirloin cut (like it said on the store tag) I got an udder, some tendons and a bunch of fat. I expect better from LEM.
  11. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


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