My wife bought this for me as a Christmas present 2 yrs ago, but we just got to use it. We were VERY pleased with the results. In the past we had tried everything from her grandfather's 1900 model to a few mechanized gizmos. All were a lot of trouble for poor results. The one thing with this LEM is that it needs to be bolted to a board that is then clamped to the work surface. That done, it works like a charm. I have no idea why the other reviewers didn't like it, but I am cery pleased to have it.
If you have the strength of an ox, go for it. It not, this is a total waste of money. I have used it twice and done with this piece of garbage.
5 lb. stuffer
This thing is a piece of junk. Seal does not hold (meat oozes out the top of the seal) and the plunger is a botulism trap. Stay away.
Owner Response: Whether LEM brand or not, horn-style stuffers are a very basic design. Their performance specifications may be acceptable to some and not to others. For best results, LEM strongly recommends using a stuffer with a gear drive and a vertical tub.