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Old 01-11-2018, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default LEM Meat Grinder .75 or 1hp?

Wanted to know everyone's thoughts on either the .75 or 1hp? Anyone get the .75 and wish they got the 1hp?

Really dont think I'll need the 1hp but, want to make sure I cover all the bases. I plan on processing 1-2 deer a year and making specialty sausage.

Let me know what you think.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:16 AM   #2
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I would say when in doubt go bigger.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:21 AM   #3
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If you think you might ever want to stuff sausage or huntersticks off the grinder, go with the 1HP. We do 200-400 lbs at a time.

I chose the 1HP and am glad I did. I figured another $100 on a lifetime investment was a drop in the bucket when divided annually. Well that and they had a helluva post Christmas sale on them all when I bought mine.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:48 AM   #4
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If you think you might ever want to stuff sausage or huntersticks off the grinder, go with the 1HP. We do 200-400 lbs at a time.

I chose the 1HP and am glad I did. I figured another $100 on a lifetime investment was a drop in the bucket when divided annually. Well that and they had a helluva post Christmas sale on them all when I bought mine.
Do you ever use a stuffer or just use the grinder?
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:09 PM   #5
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Do you ever use a stuffer or just use the grinder?
We learned to stuff off a grinder in the 70s and 80s. It was a high HP commerical Hobart style so it was fast. When I moved away on my own and had to start doing my own, we (my group up here) used a few low HP grinders and 15lb stuffer. That's a lot of **** cranking with 300-400lbs. When my personal low HP cheaper grinder burned up, I bought the 1HP and have not touched a manual stuffer since.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:21 AM   #6
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Always get the higher horsepower when talking grinders. More power means faster!!!!!
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:07 PM   #7
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:19 PM   #9
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I went with the LEM Big Bite. Man it eats up venison way faster than I can even come close to cutting it! I literally canít cut the meat up fast enough for how fast it will grind it. Iím going to have to give it more of a challenge the next time. Hopefully Iíll be stuffing a hog and a deer in it.


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Old 01-11-2018, 12:23 PM   #10
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I have a 1HP Cabelas commercial grade and that thing will spit meat out as fast as I can feed it. I fed a whole back strap down the hole one time and it chomped it all up too! I think I need some coaching on using it as a stuffer, though. The first time I tried, it didn't turn out real good. Maybe I need to try the foot pedal attachment.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:28 PM   #11
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I have a 1HP Cabelas commercial grade and that thing will spit meat out as fast as I can feed it. I fed a whole back strap down the hole one time and it chomped it all up too! I think I need some coaching on using it as a stuffer, though. The first time I tried, it didn't turn out real good. Maybe I need to try the foot pedal attachment.
The foot pedal is great when stuffing hamburger bags or if you are trying to do sausage. Makes it so much easier than flipping the switch.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:56 PM   #12
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I have a 1HP Cabelas commercial grade and that thing will spit meat out as fast as I can feed it. I fed a whole back strap down the hole one time and it chomped it all up too! I think I need some coaching on using it as a stuffer, though. The first time I tried, it didn't turn out real good. Maybe I need to try the foot pedal attachment.

Use the T, the footpedal and the plastic auger in the tube. It is quick.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:47 PM   #13
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Use the T, the footpedal and the plastic auger in the tube. It is quick.
The T?

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:38 PM   #14
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The T?

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Some call it a T....some call it a Y.......some call it a star..some call it a mercedes emblem..

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Some call it a T....some call it a Y.......some call it a star..some call it a mercedes emblem..

Oh alright. I just call it a stuffing blade even though it doesnt actually cut anything.

I might have to try stuffing sausage off the grinder like you suggest. Sounds like it could save a ton of time and muscle from the hand crank.

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Old 01-11-2018, 12:27 PM   #16
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I have a Tor-Rey #12 grinder that is 3/4 hp and it does just fine. I package hamburger meat off the grinder and it keeps up easily. I have not however stuffed sausage with it, so I can't say if it's fast enough for that. But I do at least 5 deer a year and it does great. But as stated, when in doubt go bigger. You will never regret getting the bigger motor.
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