Better than expected
I bought this grinder in 2013 for $75.00 thinking its probably junk but better than the Kitchenaid I was using. Guess what, its still going. I shoot 1-3 deer a year and do my grinding a little at a time according to what I want to cook so I don't run it for hours on end. It is well made with all aluminum/steel parts except for the plastic gear with engages the screw with the motor. Its plastic so if it jambs like if you dropped a bone, knife, spoon down the feedtube it won't wipe out the internal gears. Plus it comes with a new plastic gear, one screw to replace. Doesn't get any easier. After years of using a 220V Hobart commercial grinder doing 4-5 deer at a time I have to say I am impressed with this little grinder, much better than expected.
Great little grinder
I bought this on sale several years ago, figured it was inexpensive and didnt take up much room so it would be a good grinder to start with. It has worked flawlessly for many years doing 2-3 animals a season, but this last season was a good one and would really test it . I saved all my grind from the season to do at one time, between deer and hogs I ground 120 lbs Saturday, and reground about 50Lbs for sausage and burgers Sunday. I have read reviews that it is plastic, or cheaply made, my experience is that yes it is inexpensive, but seams to made pretty well, and has held up nicely to the work that I have thrown at it. I honestly figured it would last 2-3 years at which time I would upgrade it, I believe it is 10 years old now. I have the attachment that makes burgers, jerkey,and snack sticks , and it runs that fine as well. Only thing I do not like is the switch, but I have a footpedal switch to solve that issue. I would say that this little grinder has far met if not exceeded my expectations.
CHEAP PLASTIC GEAR PARTS
MODEL 1113,1224, AND 1182 ARE CHEAP AND NOT WORTH THE MONEY.. THE SILICONE GASKET WEARS OUT FAST AND GRINDS INTO YOUR MEAT..BEWARE BUYERS..