i got my meat grinder from my MIL, right before i was about to just buy a new unit. they come up, on occasion, though, keep looking!
There are a couple of the metal ones on ebay right now.
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I'm always looking for a vintage hand crank model, I figure if it's still working I can get another 30 years out of it
I have the KA with the grinder and although I don't make a lot of tube steak it works fine for me. I've made regular sausage and even some frankfurters!
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Thunderbrid makes great countertop grinders. They are a prosumer/commercial product. Not crazy expensive, about the same price as a kitchenaid with the attachments and a deco sausage stuffer. All metal internals and comes with a sausage stuffing attachment. Totally worth the investment if you grind a lot and are into sausage making. Sorry if it's over the top, but the fact it is a grinder and stuffer in one, makes the price more appealing. And because it's motor driven, it's easier to operate by yourself.
I was lucky enough to inherit a 40+ year old Chop Rite #22 cast iron grinder. Chop Rite still makes cast iron grinders the same way they were made 100+ years ago. If you happen to find a Chop Rite or enterprise grinder in an antique shop you can still buy new parts and plates and blades are readily available at some retailers
My mom has one that is at least 20 yeas old, the 2 electric grinders she had broke.