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Meat Grinder

by , Posted to on 09/29/2009 11:13 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
I have a manual meat grinder that I want to hook up to a electric motor, and was wondering where you can buy a flywheel to hook  up to the grinder? Also does anybody know of any plans out there to build a electric meat grinder?
Re: Meat Grinder
by on 09/29/2009 11:39 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/21/2005
Location: ND
what ever you do do not buy a LEM. .

There is a kit on e-bay for 22.00 but then you have the pully in the way because it is about 14 inches 

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Re: Meat Grinder
by on 09/30/2009 06:52 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/12/2003
Location: ND
Here is how I built mine - http://www.sausagemania.com/grinder.html

Mine is almost identical except I used a 3/4 hp motor.






Since the pics were taken I have added a meat tray above the auger.

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Re: Meat Grinder
by on 09/30/2009 07:40 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Mossy, how much total did you spend?  I noticed orange juice in the background filling up the fridge.  No beer?

 
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Re: Meat Grinder
by on 09/30/2009 07:48 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Re: Meat Grinder
by on 09/30/2009 10:24 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/10/2008
Location: ND
Walynut, You beat me to the vodka line!
That looks like quite a setup!
My brother bought one of the 1.5 horse grinders from cabelas and I bought the stuffer with the electric motor. We just share them between us, works good so far except he is in Fargo and I live by Cavalier. I did have the blade break on the grinder last Sunday, I have been helping make sausage for 25 years or so and don't ever remember a blade breaking before.
Re: Meat Grinder
by on 09/30/2009 11:19 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
This is the type of setup we used in the past, but went to the 1.5 hp Cabelas meat grinder and will never look back.  This pulley type of design seemed to have a hard time getting through large pieces of pork fat.  Always had to cut everything into smaller pieces.  With the Cabelas grinder, it doesn't even grunt.
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by on 09/30/2009 12:01 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/23/2002
Location: ND
elkhunt Said:
Walynut, You beat me to the vodka line!
That looks like quite a setup!
My brother bought one of the 1.5 horse grinders from cabelas and I bought the stuffer with the electric motor. We just share them between us, works good so far except he is in Fargo and I live by Cavalier. I did have the blade break on the grinder last Sunday, I have been helping make sausage for 25 years or so and don't ever remember a blade breaking before.
Did the blade break or was it the square piece at the end of the auger that the blade fits on?

I have a Cabela's grinder and  that's what happened to me.  I know two other people who had the same thing happen.  A design flaw.  Have to buy a new unit that has been redesigned.

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by on 09/30/2009 7:07 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/12/2003
Location: ND
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I built it 6 or 7 years ago and if my memory is right, I have just shy of $200 into it; without the stainless steel meat tray we added to it. Few nice things about making your own is bragging rights and if you have problems you know how to fix your grinder.
Thats our meat fridge for when we do sausage you goof ball, the beer fridge is much larger !!!
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This grinder doesn't miss a beat, I have the belt set up pretty tight and another thing we have found is sharpening the plate to match up perfectly with cutting knife makes a HUGE difference in grinding.

If I were to make another I would like to design it with direct drive and a gear reduction; new project !!!

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Re: Meat Grinder
by on 09/30/2009 7:59 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Nice setup,   It will outlast the best of them..

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Re: Meat Grinder
by on 09/30/2009 8:06 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Mossymo, Why could'n tyou hook the belt directly from the motor to the grinder instead of pillow blocks? Where did you find the flywheel and  pullys? 
Re: Meat Grinder
by on 09/30/2009 8:35 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
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Some people do, with this pulley size and configeration it gets the meat grinders auger turning close to 75 rpm's, which is what Hobart sets there meat grinders up for. I do not think any manufacturer has made more, sold more or have been making meat grinders as long as Hobart; I will trust their judgement.

The large pulley came with the grinder I purchased off eBay. The smaller pulley if I recall correctly I also found on eBay. Pillow blocks were off eBay also.

I should also add if you make a grinder using the pulley set up, use a grinder made with ball bearings. Most grinders are made with bushings and the bushing wiil wear out very quickly from the belt pull on the pulley that is transfered to the meat grinders auger.

But a direct drive meat grinder will wear fine with busings.

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Re: Meat Grinder
by on 09/30/2009 9:29 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND

I have the exact same grinder (ebay for $35) as shown in the above photo. The first thing I did was throw the flywheel in the garbage.  I bought a brand new electric motor and a 10:1 gear reducer that mounts directly to the motor shaft. I then went to the local hardware store and purchased a love-joy coupler and attached the gear reducer shaft to the shaft coming out the back of the grinder. Works very well and there are absolutely no flywheels or belts in the way. Seems much safer to me especially if you have no belt guard.  I figured the total amount of money was $185.00

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by on 09/30/2009 9:38 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
labman
Where did you find the gear reducer?

Also, if you could post pic's of the grinder, that would be great !!!

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Re: Meat Grinder
by on 10/01/2009 08:14 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
labman,
How many RPM's is your motor turning? We have the same set up, but we us a 30:1 reducer with a 1750 motor. That puts us around 58 rpm, which seems fast enough for a #32 grinder. I am currently working on our mixer. I plan to put a 60:1 on that. I still have to machine a new shaft.
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by on 10/01/2009 08:23 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
What is the difference between a 22# and 32# meat grinder?  What does the number before stand for?

Where is a good place in Fargo to find a motor?

 
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Re: Meat Grinder
by on 10/01/2009 08:33 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
#22 and #32 is the Plate and Blade size.  Above is #32 and a #22 is smaller and the throat size is smaller. 
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by on 10/01/2009 08:57 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Thanks, sounds like a #32 is the way to go if constructing one up (I am going to give it a try).  I like the idea of a larger blade size.

 
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Re: Meat Grinder
by on 10/01/2009 09:09 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Stringerfull,
I bought mine from TSC for under forty bucks a couple of years ago. I figure that if it lasts three or four years it's worth it.  They're throw aways. No need to go high end. The bigger investment will be in the motor and reducer. Luckily, I work around conveying equipment and I've managed to salvage and scounge up enough to put it together. You can try looking at Mac's in Fargo and Devils Lake for reducers and motors. Another place is Surplus Center in Grand Forks. You never know what you'll run across in those places. The one issue with the cheaper grinders is that they have a tapered shaft on the drive end. You'll either need to turn it down in a lathe or have someone build it up and turn it. It can be a bugger since it's cast. If you build it up, you'll have some forgiveness in case of problems. I turned mine down and countersunk a hole for the set screw. I have to be very careful when putting it together to get the setscrew lined up with the hole.
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Re: Meat Grinder
by on 10/01/2009 09:45 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
I saw a meat grinder on Ebay that also was a stuffer.   Is it better to have two separate machines or is a combo one adequate?

                                                                                                                         

Re: Meat Grinder
by on 10/01/2009 10:14 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
We used to stuff out of the grinder.  You can do it, but a stuffer is much faster. We bought a 15# stuffer from Northern Tool for under 200 bucks. It works great and I suspect it's the same as the LEM brand. They're virtually identical. I'm sure they come from the same mfg.
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