This machine slices meat from paper-thin up to a half inch, which is what it is supposed to do. A few notes: --The blade is geared down to a fairly low speed by a gear drive, which is not quiet. I hope this is normal and does not mean the drive is about to tear itself up.-The model advertised is supposed to be a Buffalo Tools brand, but mine says Sportsman -- this, of course, makes no difference as the machine is of Chinese manufacture, probably sold around the world under many different labels. --The manual is totally generic and fairly primitive. --The machine obviously needs to be cleaned after use, including behind the blade. How do you get behind the blade? I quote the manual: REMOVING THE BLADE: Remove the screw clip (right, near the cutting blade) of the blade mount and the blade lock by screwing out the screw clip. Huh? What screw clip? What blade mount? No such thing on mine. Nor does the sketch in the manual, which lists and shows all the parts, mention any screw clip or blade mount. I see no way to remove the blade other than by taking out the three Phillips screws that hold it on. I did this, and its OK, but there is a discrepancy here that bothers me. Bottom line: a decent machine that does a decent job; noisy and not simple to clean. I would recommend it with disclaimers, as noted above.
The item was a good value for the price. The two things that stand out that could be improved were,
1) suction cup legs don't work well, so as you you put puressure on the item your slicing you start
pushing the machine all over the place.
2) plastic back portion of machine not strong enough to handle the pressure of the product being sliced.
what happens is when you press on the item to be sliced the plastic back gives and the thickness
setting you set is no longer any good because the product pushes it out, and your thickness
setting gets distorted.
This is a good slicer for the price. The carriage is made of plastic, so it has a little give when pushing the meat through. I am still able to get some pretty thin slices of meat, vegetables, and fruits for dehydrating. The only minor concern I have is that the blade is secured to the arbor by three self tapping screws which are screwed into plastic. The worry being that since the blade has to be removed constantly for cleaning; the plastic will eventually strip out.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? What you see is what you get.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality was good for the price.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was accurate.
I wanted an inexpensive slicer to cut meats and cheese and this fit the need. I can cook meats and slice them thin or thick with little or not trouble. I have to let the cheeses warm up a little before slicing or if you try to slice too fast it will cause the belt to slip that is rotating the blade. I have been using this slicer for a couple years now and will continue until it gives out or the blade goes dull. The only thing I would change would be the depth guide that adjust is made of plastic and can change the thickness with too much pressure with certain food being cut.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fairly well built
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
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