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Offline Mr Walleye

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Re: Which type of stuffer?
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2008, 10:44:44 am »
I gave this alot of thought too. I finally decided on the Cabelas 11 lb stuffer for the following reasons...

- Size, I felt more often then not I will usually be doing 5 to 10 lbs at a time. I did a fair amount of research an most people reported that what ever size they bought the stuffer didn't quit hold that amount. For an example alot of people said they couldn't get 5 lbs in a 5 lb stuffer.

- As Sherlock indicated having the 2 speeds, 1 down and a faster speed going up.

- A number of the cheaper 5 lb stuffers have plastic gears. Although there seems to be very few who have had trouble but some have just the same.

- I also wanted something that I would be able to get parts for in the event something broke.

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Offline novicestuffer

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Re: Which type of stuffer?
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2008, 11:47:37 am »
I also have tried stuffer attachments to both manual and electric grinders, with electric being easier than manual.  I just borrowed a 5# vertical from a friend of mine, and it worked so much better, I am going to buy one soon.  The cost difference between a 5# and a larger one determined my choice because I only make sausage maybe twice a  year. 

The one I borrowed did not have an air relief valve and the gasket was worn, so before I return it I ordered a new gasket from LEMproducts.  I was also thinking of getting a new piston w/air valve for my friend but LEM representative told me I could order just the valve and drill my own hole cheaper, so that is what I did.  So, if you have one of the older stuffers without the air valve, you can order either a new piston with this in it OR order just the valve.

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Re: Which type of stuffer?
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2008, 03:37:25 pm »
It's hard for me to vote because I have only used the vertical type stuffers. I have found no reason to try another. We used to use an old 10 pound cast iron stuffer my Uncle has, I cannot tell you how many pounds of sausage has been run through that stuffer, we have used it for 40+ years and his father used it before that. A few years ago I decided to get my own so I would not have to borrow that one everytime I decided to make something. I found an old cast iron stuffer just like my Uncles but it is a 15 pounder. I just love it. We did try to use an electric grinder one time but it did not work very well.

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Re: Which type of stuffer?
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2008, 05:57:55 pm »
Have a #5 vertical, Cabelas 1hp and 1.5hp, but my favorite to use is my Dakotah water stuffer  ;D

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Offline Jimbo

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Re: Which type of stuffer?
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2008, 10:11:32 am »
I got the 5lb vert. stuffer from Grizzly and unpacked it yesterday to notice the plastic gear on the plunger is cracked from the top to the bottom.  So its going back.  I guess I'll have to spend some extra money and get something a little better made.

Offline Mr Walleye

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Re: Which type of stuffer?
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2008, 10:50:05 am »
Jimbo

Nothing more disappointing than something like that. Yup, send her back and move on. I can't count the times that sort of thing has happened to me. Maybe it's a sign you'd be happy with a different stuffer.

After this wait (backordered) I hope my 11 lb Cabelas doesn't come damaged...  ::)

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Offline msao

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Re: Which type of stuffer?
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2008, 10:21:48 am »
i also have a cabela's 11lb stuffer with motor it is great one person job and very smoth.

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Re: Which type of stuffer?
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2008, 06:40:50 pm »
That's Good to hear Msao and welome to the forum. I thought about ordering  the motor from Weston. They have reconditioned ones for $139.

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Offline coyote

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Re: Which type of stuffer?
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2008, 10:22:46 pm »
I use the 11p Cabela's vertical stuffer , without the motor........my son makes up for it. ;D
works great for us.                                     
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