I am very dissapointed with this machine. The hand crank jams and won't turn propperly. The fittings don't seem to fit properly. The grinder itself is too large to turn in the tunnel. Also, there was some random broken peice in the box. Then to top it off, I should have got the one with the clamp, you have to hold the thing down while fighting with it to turn in the first place.I'm grinding smoked fish.....shouldn't be that difficult for cast iron to grind.
The box had been opened (I assume during shipment), and some of the accessories were missing. This was purchased to grind deer meat, which when used, it doesn't do very well. I also own an expensive electric one and it operated the same way. So it could possibly just be the meat.