I had a similar grinder to the Sam Baere. It held up for a couple of years just doing the occasional chuck or pork butt grind but eventually failed. I bit the bullet and bought the Cabelas 1/2hp commercial model. I can't throw meat in it fast enough..never slows down. If you can afford it, it's the way to go.
my 2 cents
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