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GLOCK    Posted 09-09-2004 at 06:34:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Is it ok to use a BAND SAW FOR BUTCHERING?
This saw seems to be the best buy out there .{check out link}
What do ya all think?
Is there any thing differnt between a band saw and a E.meat saw?
I know this saw sure if bilt nicer then some of the crappie E.meat saws i've been looking at IN THIS PRICE RANGE.
P.S I butcher hogs 2 a year.

SteveB    Posted 09-09-2004 at 08:32:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I also have one like Mike but mine was from Northern Tool. Comes with a grinder attachment and is a little less expensive than the one you linked to. The only problem I had was the blade broke the first time I used and the replacement part was on back order. Couldn't find the exact size at Home Depot but got one slightly longer and did some modifications to the top guard to get it to fit. Like Mike said, clean up is a real job but the time saved in cutting and the quality of job done more than makes up for it. The grinder will grind meat as fast as you can feed it in.

Mike in tn    Posted 09-09-2004 at 08:55:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steve, you can go to and get the blades for your saw. This is where I get mine. They are $8.99 each. They come through here every year and have a 2 day sale. I pick up a couple each year. however you can order them online if they don't have sales in your area.

Mike in tn    Posted 09-09-2004 at 07:40:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
A meat saw has a sliding table that you put the meat on. Also be sure that you can get the right size meat saw blades for this saw. I have one of the cheaper ones like Harbor Freight has. It is OK for small operations. Cleanup on any of them is really a job. I use mine mostly to process a couple of deer a year.

Peanut    Posted 09-09-2004 at 07:12:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
The local buther I go to uses several band saws to cut the meat. I believe a sharp saw band and high speed would make great cuts with fewer bone splinters. I don't know how they are cleaned though and that has got to be VERY important.

mud    Posted 09-09-2004 at 06:42:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
only problem i seen with it is cleaning up afterward. lot of bits to fuss with. if you dont clean up after a pig you'll have a mess that will get bad. thats whot my mrs. says all the time.

let us know how you make out.


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