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looking for meat grinder recommendation

 
                        
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I'm looking around for meat grinders that can use manual or electrical power and will hold up for personal use.  Can anyone suggest a good brand/model?  Thanks for any help.  Rick
 
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It's hard to find one that's both electric and manual. A few years back I got one from Northern Tool, powered by a wheel that can be turned either by hand or by a belt hooked up to a motor. It is now sold as the "Kitchener #32 Meat Grinder with V-Belt Pulley". I haven't used it yet because I haven't got around to killing a deer...

 
                        
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Thanks Ran, I"ll take a virtual look at one.  Rick
 
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i got a few vintage cast iron meat grinders at some thrift stores and antique shops. both were under 20$ and work like a charm. the best part is there are tons of attachments for things other than meat in the same shops.
 
                        
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Ran and Hubert, thanks.  Ran, the one you described is very reasonably priced... but a motor fromt he same company (1 hp, 1300 rpm) is $300.  I suspect I can find a less expensive motor, to be sure, but I figger'd I would post this update just so folks know. 
 
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