Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Remember Works as I remember.
I have always been a fan of grind your own whatever (hamburger meat, grains, etc) and when my small hand grinder lost its grinding luster. I decided on a new one. I found this one on the web at Home Depot of all places.
I would have never guessed Home Depot carries a hand grinder too.
I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. So when it arrived the first thing I noticed is that it is huge compared to my old one.
All the parts and pieces were there as advertized and it arrived on time.
I quickly assembled it and put it to work. Man does it grind like I remember.
I works awesome!!! and I haven't hooked a motor to it yet.
November 13, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bob149 Not recommended for use without a motor.
I was disappointed with the product since turning the crank by hand was almost impossible. I'm sure that if it were to be motorized it would work just fine. Also, be aware that the internal parts are plain steel and came out of the dish washer coated with rust. I suggest that if you were to purchase this item that you wash it by hand after use, dry it immediately, and coat the parts with olive oil prior to storage.
I gave it away and purchase an all stainless steel product at a considerably higher price.
June 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeerSlayer great for processing deer
Bought this grinder to process deer this winter. Hooked it up to an old 1/3 HP electric motor I had laying around and away we went making hamburger from two large deer in short order. Could have used a little bigger motor but did well if I fed it about a two inch chunk of meat one piece at a time.
Cleaned up easy and now ready to make pork sausage.
December 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by deerjerkymakers good grinder for the price. this grinder fits our families needs.
Grinder came just as described. It is bigger than expected which was nice. When using manually, it takes alot of cranking to produce ground meat, even small amounts like 5 lbs. We plan on adding a motor. I did notice that the knife came not true and not sharp on all 4 blades which I believe is the cause of slow grinding. I will have to sharpen the knife before using it again.
December 6, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sausagemaker Nice and big cutter and meat input area!
Appears to be what I needed, haven't had the chance to try it out yet as I'm looking to add a motor to dive it with and a foot switch control. Would have liked to see more sizes of grinding plates to ad or select from. This will need a safety guard for the "V" belt, and a metal stand made to set flat on a counter top!
July 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by crab3068 Poor machining
I hooked a 1/3 hp motor to this grinder and it just mashes the meat instead of grinding it. The problem is that the front ring used to hold the plate in place is not threaded straight so the plate is not aligned with the blade. I have processed a lot of meat and this is one of the worst grinders I have used.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thomas For the money, you can't beat it!
This product was very helpful last season when I as grinding up a bunch of meat from my hunting trip. You have to put it together correctly, or it won't work (I think this was the other person's problem). I found no issues with this item and I would definitely recommend it to others.
April 17, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by David The product is not able to perform as sold.
The product in the advertisement has a big wheel for a belt to be attached. All the product really has is a simple handle which cannot be attached to a motor and must be tuned by hand.
January 31, 2013