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    Harbor Freight Tool Review

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    Picked this up a while ago at Harbor Freight for no real reason. Just one of those inverse intellectual decisions I sometimes make there.

    Made a big ole corned beef for dinner last night and wanted to pack some up for the trip, so I finally broke this puppy out.

    My expectations were very low, and I came out pleasantly surprised...

    It's cheaply made and flimsy, but it actually sliced the corned beef very thin, even, and with little effort. Clean up was a breeze.

    I now have some of the most delicious corned beef very thinly sliced and ready to make into sandwiches out on the road!

    (Ok, So I was hard up to find something substantive to post this weekend, so sue me)


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    How much does that thing cost?

    How safe does it seem? I hate finding finger pieces in my sandwiches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    How much does that thing cost?

    How safe does it seem? I hate finding finger pieces in my sandwiches.
    $28.00

    http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...&q=meat+slicer
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    I got one at a yard just like that for $5.00 it works great for slicing meat for making Jerky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    How much does that thing cost?

    How safe does it seem? I hate finding finger pieces in my sandwiches.
    Very safe. You have to hold down 2 buttons with your right hand to get the motor to run, and the guards on the sliding feeder keep all body parts away from the blade. Safer than a SawStop, if you want my opinion

    And for 30 bucks, well, it worked great.

    Dan's right, it would work great for making jerky. I haven't made jerky in a few years, but it would give you some darn nice cross the grain slices...

    Oh yeah, I made the picture a link, it will take you right to HF....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    it would give you some darn nice cross the grain slices... :thumb
    So it is more like a cross cut saw?
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    So it is more like a cross cut saw?
    Like a sliding table tablesaw (But won't take a dado blade)
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    I like it !
    But like the fry daddy my wife won't let me buy one
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    Ahh, For frying We've got one of these.

    Sharon lets me run it 2 times a year. New Years eve and Super bowl Sunday.

    (Of course, if she happens to leave town and I'm home alone, I'm just sayin...)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    Like a sliding table tablesaw (But won't take a dado blade)
    You could bend the blade and make a wobble dado out of it.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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