Grinding and stuffing ARE separate functions. You can certainly use a grinder to stuff, HOWEVER, you need to use a spacer
instead of a plate
I have the Cabelas 11# stuffer and it works great. However, when I am making small (~5#) batches of sausage, I grind through plates and then switch to a spacer to stuff with the grinder.
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