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Title: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: James on November 27, 2021, 06:19:17 PM
My 10 year old cabelas pro series 500 watt (.67HP) grinder just stripped it's steel bevel gears.  Can't seem to find the parts, so I am in the market for a new grinder.

Would like something more durable this time, and a bit more power would be nice too.  Maybe 1-1.5hp? I generally only do 1-3 animals a year.

Any good blackfriday/cyber monday deals out there?
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: jrebel on November 27, 2021, 06:29:32 PM
I have the 1.5 hp carnivore from Cabelas and it will eat anything I throw in it.  Love it!!
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: NRA4LIFE on November 27, 2021, 06:31:46 PM
Go 1 HP minimum and #22 throat.  That's what I got, but more power is better, maybe even a #32.  Mine will eat 8-10 lbs per minute.
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: KFhunter on November 27, 2021, 06:39:35 PM
I have the 1.5 hp carnivore from Cabelas and it will eat anything I throw in it.  Love it!!

Yup had at least 10 hogs thru mine, a bear, numerous deer, couple of beef cows

Never know its been used.


Somehow I got a round ball of bone in mine like a big marble, stopped it dead cold in its tracks, didn't strip a gear just hummed till I could get it off, cleaned out, and kept going
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: Stein on November 27, 2021, 07:08:35 PM
Go 1 HP minimum and #22 throat.  That's what I got, but more power is better, maybe even a #32.  Mine will eat 8-10 lbs per minute.

 :yeah:

I have a 3/4 hp #8 and it's great but I have come to realize the big benefit of the larger ones is the larger tube, not necessarily the motor.  Big tube = less hassle.  I can't slow my motor down no matter what I feed but the #8 tube limits how fast and easy I can get stuff through there, especially on the second grind.
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: James on November 27, 2021, 08:10:46 PM
Glad to hear you guys are having good luck with the 1-1.5hp 22-32 Carnivores.

I see you can get a foot pedal with the LEM's, and that sounds really handy. 

Anyone have a #22 or #32 LEM grinder? If so what do you guys think?  Is the dual grind worth it or more hassle than it's worth?
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: fowl smacker on November 27, 2021, 08:15:35 PM
I have a Weston 3/4 hp and it's been awesome.  Eats as fast as I can feed it and has the attachments for doing pepperoni and sausages.  I honestly couldn't think of a reason for a need to go bigger.
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: highside74 on November 27, 2021, 08:21:53 PM
The new Meat Your Maker stuff looks pretty nice.
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: KFhunter on November 27, 2021, 08:33:26 PM
Glad to hear you guys are having good luck with the 1-1.5hp 22-32 Carnivores.

I see you can get a foot pedal with the LEM's, and that sounds really handy. 

Anyone have a #22 or #32 LEM grinder? If so what do you guys think?  Is the dual grind worth it or more hassle than it's worth?

I got a foot pedal on my carnivore, and the tomato saucer attachment.

Not in love with the tomato saucer, sometimes it can spin the screen it doesn't lock in tight enough.  I started wacking the retention collar with a tiny ball peen hammer

It'll do a wheelbarrow load of tomatoes pretty quick
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: James on November 27, 2021, 08:38:27 PM
The new Meat Your Maker stuff looks pretty nice.

$525 for a #32 1.5 hp model sounds like a hell of a deal.  Just hope the quality and parts support is there.
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: James on November 27, 2021, 08:40:31 PM
Glad to hear you guys are having good luck with the 1-1.5hp 22-32 Carnivores.

I see you can get a foot pedal with the LEM's, and that sounds really handy. 

Anyone have a #22 or #32 LEM grinder? If so what do you guys think?  Is the dual grind worth it or more hassle than it's worth?

I got a foot pedal on my carnivore, and the tomato saucer attachment.

Not in love with the tomato saucer, sometimes it can spin the screen it doesn't lock in tight enough.  I started wacking the retention collar with a tiny ball peen hammer

It'll do a wheelbarrow load of tomatoes pretty quick

Good to know, thank you.  I missed that it had a foot pedal option.
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: KFhunter on November 27, 2021, 08:44:50 PM
You can use the foot pedal for anything, universal plug.


I use in on my meat bandsaw I got from a HW member, works great!  Obviously not a 220v saw, but that pedal would work on anything 120v
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on November 27, 2021, 08:55:27 PM
I have the 1.5 hp carnivore from Cabelas and it will eat anything I throw in it.  Love it!!

Yup had at least 10 hogs thru mine, a bear, numerous deer, couple of beef cows

Never know its been used.


Somehow I got a round ball of bone in mine like a big marble, stopped it dead cold in its tracks, didn't strip a gear just hummed till I could get it off, cleaned out, and kept going


Real life grinding sells!!!! :tup:
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: huntnnw on November 28, 2021, 12:23:20 AM
I have a LEM 1.5 hp and wish I woulda stepped up to that long time ago.
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: hunter399 on November 28, 2021, 12:55:38 AM
I'm still waiting on my little amazon to crap out.
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: Sakko300wsm on November 28, 2021, 07:09:41 AM
Just bought a 1hp #22 Carnivore on Thursday - did a deer and an elk yesterday morning - worked amazing compared to my old one , nothing slowed it down
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: James on November 28, 2021, 03:40:33 PM
The Cabelas carnivore reviews are really encouraging, but I am really leaning to getting the 1.5HP #32 Meat Your Maker.

https://www.meatyourmaker.com/process/grinders/1.5-hp-grinder-32/1117074.html

The price point of $525 is really luring me in.

Anyone want to talk me out of it?
Title: Re: New Electric Grinder Recomondations?
Post by: Encore 280 on November 28, 2021, 05:59:16 PM
Are the plates and blades inter changeable with Cabela's, LEM and Weston? Way better price than Cabela's. Like they say; Buy once cry once.  :chuckle:
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