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LEM 15 lb versus 10 lb sausage stuffer ?

 
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Patdf



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28 15 8:26 pm    Post subject: LEM 15 lb versus 10 lb sausage stuffer ? Reply with quote

Hello all,
I'm tossed between the the LEM 15lb single gear or the LEM 10 lb dual gear sausage stuffer.
I understand that the dual gear raises the piston faster. That said, in a side by side comparison would having the 10lb dual gear be faster than using the 15lb single gear if for example say your doing a 50lb batch?
Thank you for your help,
Pat
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02 15 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In either case, you're getting one gear going down which is really where you (meaning me) want the control, not the going back up. I have the 15 lb LEM stuffer. The reversal of the plunger is not that big a deal, really...or to me anyway. To me, I would rather have the capacity and control vs. the speed. Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02 15 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran a 5# plastic geared stuffer for many years, the gears didn't break, the plunger did!

I now have a 26# dual speed, the fast plunger rise is nice,
If you plan to do small diameter sticks, get the most narrow stuffer you can get, the wide ones are hell with small casings
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Patdf



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03 15 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the replies,
After looking at the machines closer, I realized that the dual speed has the handle at a right angle to the horn and the single speed LEM 15lb has it in back of the machine. Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm thinking that it's a more comfortable position to crank with the right hand and tend the casing with the left hand if the handle is on the back versus against your chest. For those who have the LEM 15lb how do you like your machine? and is it harder to crank since it has a larger diameter canister? I'm leaning towards that now, please note I'm planning on doing Italian style sausage not any smaller snack sticks.
Thanks again,
Pat
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09 15 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have zero basis for comparison purposes...the 15# is the first stuffer I've ever owned. However, I did some Italian sausages...the meat came out a lot faster than I imagined with very little effort. I'm totally happy with that purchase.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19 15 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Pat

I'm in the same boat as BBQ Guy, I bought the 15 lb one
only it's branded Kitchener. If you look at them, they are identical.

I got mine at Northern Tool for $209

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200425065_200425065

And he is right, the meat comes out a lot faster than I would
have imagined.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02 15 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Pat, did you ever decide what to buy? Very Happy
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