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I have an LEM 8, it's pretty serious. You could probably stand the smaller size, I believe it's a 5, but either way, they are serious pieces of hardware. Very much worth the money, and far better than an appliance type brand. 

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Suggest you look at Bed Bath and Beyond - they have a few for under $125 for the beginning "grinder". Bass Pro or Cabelas have a good selection of small stand alones. The Gourmia at BB&B was on sale a few months ago and a friend bought it. He has ground a couple of briskets and some pork shoulders. Unit works very well for the average home user. I have the Kitchenaid attachment for our 600, but if I see a small standalone for the right price, I'd buy it.  

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I am more a power user and I have an LEM 780 Big Bite #12 grinder.  It is a beast and probably much more than you need, so the advice about the little brother versions #8 or #5  would probably be a serious grinder for any of your needs.

 

If nothing else the LEM gives you a point of comparison.

 

http://www.lemproducts.com/category/butcher-meat-grinders

 

 

 

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Thanks guys.

 

What do the size numbers mean? (#5, #8, #12) I haven't quite figured that out yet.

I figured it out, it is the size of the grinder head.

 

Thanks again.

Edited by Rick in Ontario
Adding that I answered my own question.

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On 2017-08-01 at 6:12 PM, 5698k said:

I have an LEM 8, it's pretty serious. You could probably stand the smaller size, I believe it's a 5, but either way, they are serious pieces of hardware. Very much worth the money, and far better than an appliance type brand. 

 

Rick I too have a Lem 8.  Bass Pro has them in Vaughn sold under Big Bite I think that's the name but they are Lem.  So much depends on what you are doing.  I make my own sausage so the grinder is great.  Also grind up moose and some cuts can be pretty tuff.  It may be bigger than you need but LEM is good quality.

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On 2017-08-02 at 9:27 AM, Rick in Ontario said:

Thanks guys.

 

What do the size numbers mean? (#5, #8, #12) I haven't quite figured that out yet.

I figured it out, it is the size of the grinder head.

 

Thanks again.

sorry forgot to address that in my post  https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&ved=0ahUKEwiI5JyK68jVAhVF7YMKHSKaCjkQFghaMAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lemproducts.com%2Fcategory%2Fbutcher-grinder-plates&usg=AFQjCNFxp4HZ4ZkWM2uFPmT7O378dfGmfw

 

basically it's the diameter size of the disks beginning with 5 in the LEM brand.  That may be all you need.  To  me spending a hundred or so dollars on an electric meat grinder is a waste of money.  Buy a good hand grinder to get  something like a LEM.

I also a have a Tupperware Mincer works great for making burgers, grinding small amounts of whatever. It cleans up really well but....it's not a LEM
https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiclZOj7MjVAhXi7oMKHc4zCXcQtwIIRjAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DSK-SdlWAuH0&usg=AFQjCNEDYEL3Va-IEOzLOP3dWR6vDxZO5A

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