Meat Grinder Choices.

Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by WhiteTailer, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. WhiteTailer

    WhiteTailer Active Member

    Apr 20, 2005
    Hey, this year i butchered my own deer. i didnt have a Grinder so i went to BPS and got a hand crank one. i want to upgrade it to a Power one. but there are to many options and #'s to choose from. i like the ones that wont break the bank. are the Motor and Pulley ones good? whats the best # to get. just lookig for options and where to get a good deal.

    Thanks all
  2. woodcarver

    woodcarver Active Member

    Dec 15, 2005
    we had a cheaper one and it broke after about three seasons so my day went out and bought a high dollar one. It goes to town. I will have to find out the name of it. He charges his friends 5 bucks every time they come over to grind a deer. He has about paid for it that way. I would say get a good one dont worry about price.

  3. PMan

    PMan Retired

    Dec 3, 2002
    If you not going to do much grinding then one like this one will get you buy--[​IMG]

    If your going to grind more then about 20 lbs per year then I would get something that is not going to burn up from being over worked------[​IMG]

    Now--the top one will set you back under 100.00
    That bottom one will start in at around 2200.00-----

  4. Check out I have one of their grinders and it is awesome for $100. I think they are a bit higher now, but they won't break ya too bad.

  5. WhiteTailer

    WhiteTailer Active Member

    Apr 20, 2005
    pman!! 2200? i ground 60 pounds so far this year, but 2200?? ummm NO LOL
  6. PMan

    PMan Retired

    Dec 3, 2002
    Thats one that will last you a life time-(Entry level industrial one)----I think I have bought maybe 7 or 8 of the cheap ones and its very frustrating to sit and wait while that thing grins a 1 X 1 inch cube of meat and then cloggs up----------:cheers:
  7. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    if your not in a hurry watch aution write ups,you can often get one there for under a hundred and it and more than likeley be a small comercial with all the stuffing equipment with it.
  8. mohunter32

    mohunter32 Senior Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2005
    Franklin Co, MO
    I been using an Oster for seveal years now. My father in law has the same model as I do, and neither one of us have had problems with ours. They run about $60 - $70.
  9. Poor Valley

    Poor Valley Active Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Rolla, Mo
    I have one of Northerns grinders like Big Time Hunter has. Had it about 5 years as well as a smaller one. Go with NORTHERN, its big enough for guys like us and is affordable. When you get down to it the grinding is only a small part of sausage making.
  10. Boogan1

    Boogan1 Senior Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Blue Springs, MO
    Go to they have all kinds and prices to choose from. We have had ours for over 20 years, we do our own beef, pork, and 10 deer per year average. It is a 3/4 hp motor and I think a 2" throat. The auger/grinder slides right into the motor. No belts or pulleys. Ours came from Sears a long time ago but there are several like it on that website. Boog
  11. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Tom... see the picture of our grinder on the "summer sausage" thread I posted. I can set you up with one like this for pretty cheap and it works great.

    We get most of our stuff through lem also boog..
  12. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    We've got one of those big boys like Pman posted, the second picture. I'm not sure of the brand name. I'll take a look at it and let you know. Like was said above I would watch for auctions, butchers going out of business things like that. Ours is a multiple thousand $ grinder that we picked up for around $500 if I remember correctly.
  13. I had an old Oster that I finally died this year. My buddy let me use his that he bought from Cabelas for $250 or so, I think it's 1/2hp. It was awesome. I used to work so hard to get out the sinew etc. because it chokes up most grinders. This thing just ground it right up. This year I was able to make two different quality of grinds, one primo grind, and one junk grind for chilli and give aways. I am going to buy one this year!
  14. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    I agree that auctions are the best places to pick up good grinders!

    You could also plant a seed with your local butcher shop to where they may sell you their old one when they buy a new one. We got some wrapping stands this way in the past.

  15. WhiteTailer

    WhiteTailer Active Member

    Apr 20, 2005
    Paul, i found an OLD grinder at my In-Laws house. this this is Huge. My wifes GrandMother used it for everything. it has a wheel that a belt would fit. if i do that one or get a new one, what size of Motor would be good? and any idea on the cost of them?
  16. WhiteTailer

    WhiteTailer Active Member

    Apr 20, 2005
    Yes, its Bigger. i didnt take any measurements on it and right now am going off memory. Its in Kansas. i am going there in a few weeks and need to really take a closer look.
  17. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Bigger grinder.... you may just need to go to 1/2hp or a bit larger.

    R2ahunter... what size motor did you get for the one Kev dropped off and did you ever get that thing put together? Its a bigun too aint it?
  18. r2ahunter

    r2ahunter New Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    down on the farm
    I put a 1/2 horse on that grinder........had to get the right pulley size cause at 1st I was slinging stuff about 3 counties away. Its one of the big one's that orchlyns sells with the big pulley for motor or crank. just under 100 bucks
  19. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    I will talk to a friend of mine and see if he has any laying around. I am going to deliver one of Parkers trukey calls to him this afternoon after work and I'll ask him.
    Does the one you found look bigger than the one in my picture?

    I'm pretty sure that the motor we have is a 1/3horse and its a grindin mother.

    I'll get back to you.
  20. mrclean

    mrclean New Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    If you get one of the "#32" size cast iron/tin coated grinders with the pulley-wheel, it's best to get one with the built-in races/ball bearing sets. The cheaper ones are just metal on metal and won't work as well.