Originally Posted by onexchef
Wow I am scratching my head over this deal. The #8 LEM with .35 h.p. motor is $249.00 and the #8 with .77 h.p. is $99.00. I realize the more expensive unit has a stainless steel head and the cheaper is die cast aluminum. 2 year warranty on the more expensive unit and 1 year on the other. But the cheaper is twice the h.p. Thier must be something I am missing
The main difference isn't just the aluminum / stainless construction, but size and design as well. The more expensive unit is heavy duty and weighs almost twice as much.
According to reviews the cheaper one has plastic gears, while the heavy duty has metal gears.. Review
I do not know as I do not have the cheaper model. Personally I would spend the extra for the heavy duty model.