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Recipes for Home Made Raw Food

John Popp

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#61
The Tasin grinder would be entry level for being able to grind bones and seemingly is now being branded as the STX International STX-3000-TF on Amazon. Lots of people are satisfied with these and again it's what I would consider an entry level grinder that can deal with the bones.

Cabela's also has some good grinders, but your entry point is $200 plus. They have some pretty decent offerings, just don't dive under the $200 price point.

If you think you are going to be grinding a lot, I would go with a Weston Grinder. They are commercial grade and you'll probably never need to put them in reverse to resolve a jam. They make quick work of the bones and you never hear the motor stress. I had the largest one for a while which did the job just a little hard to move around and I ended up getting one size down which is perfect and my wife can move it without issue.

If you are shopping around, be real careful with claims of horsepower or how many watts the motor is. Neither of those measures are necessarily relevant as what you are actually looking for is torque. Horsepower is just a byproduct of Torque, with Torque being rotation force and Horsepower being rotational force applied. So for our task, grinding through bones, it isn't how fast it will turn, but with how much force.

I hope that helps!
 

DumaLove

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#62
I agree with John, after much research we purchased a Westin 22 and it makes quick work of grinding whole chicken drumsticks and thighs. It can gring faster than we can feed them in!
 

Patti

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#63
I recently researched the STX (did not realize it is the 'old' Tasin grinder) and found many posts from people who could not get it to grind bones, and had multiple jams even when feeding slightly frozen pieces of chicken. This talked me out of the STX so am saving up my $$ for a Weston or LEM grinder (my old Tasin finally and irrevocably broke).
 

John Popp

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#64
Hmmm, seems like there are two different models of the STX that were getting shipped out under one SKU at Amazon. One that people liked and another that didn't do so well. For me, it was the Weston although a friend has one of the Cabelas grinders and they put a ton of meat through it when they are making sausage.
 

Patti

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#65
Have your friends tried grinding bone with the Cabella grinder? I looked into those as well but couldn't find any reference one way or the other about grinding bones.
 

John Popp

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#66
Have your friends tried grinding bone with the Cabella grinder? I looked into those as well but couldn't find any reference one way or the other about grinding bones.

Not that I'm aware of. They make several hundred lbs of sausage at a time during the winter months with some ending up at the local market but the majority of it being consumed by friends and family. Couldn't tell by looking at the Cabelas grinders as they all pretty much look the same. One thing I'm sure of is it is one of their Commercial grade machines as I recall the oval tray.

Those guys are also pretty rugged and until just a few years ago they were grinding everything by hand. You know, Tom Sawyer style, get a little beer into their buddies and have them take a turn on the hand grinder. The tradition continues, with a little less sweat, or should I say essence of sausage and modern technology. Best of all is their grandmother who they learned how to make the stuff from is still around.
 

Patti

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#69
Hmmm, so it looks like there is an STX 3000 TF and 3000 MF - do you know which one you have? And yours ground chicken legs/bones with no problem?