Anyone know anything about Meat Grinders?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Rook 3, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. Rook 3

    Rook 3 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm looking to pick up a meat grinder so I can grind up some old moulds I have and use the silicone as "filler" in the new moulds I'm making.

    Does anyone know anything about them?

    I see listings like "#3 meat grinder" and "#2" "#10" etc.

    Are they different degrees of fine-ness? Does a #2 grinder make smaller pieces than a #3 or a #10?

    I want something that makes smaller chunks obviously. Other wise I'd just use a knife and risk cutting off a finger. :)

    Thanks in advance for any info.

    Russ
     
  2. THEWRAPOFCONS

    THEWRAPOFCONS Well-Known Member

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    I picked mine up at a farm and ranch store for about 15.00 I use it all the time, I grinf up old molds to the consistance of coffe grounds and add them to new molds on a 1/3 to 1/2 the amount sliicon. its quite a workout grinding them up as well.
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  3. Rook 3

    Rook 3 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Are there any of the "#" designations on your grinder?

    That coffee ground consistency is exactly what I want.

    Do you out a buty coat down first and then add the liquid/ground silicone, or do you add it in the full pour?

    Thanks.

    Russ
     
  4. Jedirick

    Jedirick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've used the old meat/sausage hand grinders and they work well. However the reason you don't see these available in appliance stores anymore is because they have been replaced by...


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    Mini - processors are as cheap as $5. I got a full size new one at a church bazaar for $3.
     
  5. THEWRAPOFCONS

    THEWRAPOFCONS Well-Known Member

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    The brand name is Porkert, there are a couple on ebay right now both under 20.00. I mix everything togther then pour the mold 1 part, 1part, 1part.
     
  6. GuntahKela

    GuntahKela Sr Member

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    No way. I was just in the market for something like this. My old hand grinder (not that it grinds hands) snap-broke, and I've been looking for an electric one. The only one I've found was about $100.00 at Beds Baths and beyond. If this Mini processor can do the trick, I'm picking one up ASAP.
     

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