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Butterbean

One man's junk ....

... is another man's treasure. This is so true. Picked this Hobart 410 slicer up the other day. Granted its old and Lord only knows how much bacon its sliced.


Refurbishement consisted or buying a short extension cord and re-wireing the switch.



Completed job. I crossed my fingers and hit the switch and she purred like a kitten. Even found a sharpener for the blade in a little compartment and the stones are as good as new. Very easy to disassemble and clean. I do so love other people's junk.  If only it had american measurements rather than that metric mumbo jumbo.  

Woodsmoke

Re: One man's junk ....

Butterbean wrote:
If only it had american measurements rather than that metric mumbo jumbo.



Just multiply those pesky millimetre-thingies by 25.00 & 3/8ths

Cracking-looking machine mate. What a result!
Butterbean

I'd need a calculator for all that else I'd get a headache.  Good thing is I've never been much on precision so I plan on eye-balling the thickness.  Got a pretty good eye for very thin, thin, thick, thickerer and more thickerer.

Only thing I need to fix yet is the stand.  One of the rubber bases is missing and I don't want to scratch the counter.  Am thinking of modifying some furniture pads to fix this if they are expensive.  I sorta think if a part has Hobart on it it costs a lot of money.
Woodsmoke

Butterbean wrote:
very thin, thin, thick, thickerer and more thickerer


So you've gone for the metric version after all then?    

Butterbean wrote:
I sorta think if a part has Hobart on it it costs a lot of money


I know what you mean! I was looking at getting a spare blade for my Berkel............until I found out they were over 100
Butterbean

I'll keep my eyes out for one.  I know a few people who work with this type machinery and have asked them to let me know whenever there is some "junk" no one wants.  My patience has been rewarded several times thus far.  My fingers are crossed at the moment for an industrial meat smoker that might just get "junked".  Works perfectly too!
debbie

Woodsmoke wrote:
Butterbean wrote:
very thin, thin, thick, thickerer and more thickerer


So you've gone for the metric version after all then?

Butterbean wrote:
I sorta think if a part has Hobart on it it costs a lot of money


I know what you mean! I was looking at getting a spare blade for my Berkel............until I found out they were over 100


tell me about it - 150 plus VAT if we want one for ours!
Jonty

That was a find and a half BB.  I reckon 4 small rubber door stops from the hardware store should make pretty good replacement feet for it.
sod

Great find we just use 25mil=1inch 12=half 6=quarter down here so what it's not perfect but its easy   but have never worked out bacon thickness any way but your way    
Butterbean

Found another deal and had to drive all the way to the coast to pick them up.  Turns out a friend of a friend knew this guy and well .... long story short .... when they decommission a naval vessel there is some booty on board.  Granted its old but it all works, its all Hobart and its was priced very very cheap.  I will soon begin building my shop.

sod

You tin bum me turning green here  
Butterbean

I'd never thought about getting stuff from ships and all but I imagine there are a lot useful stuff that one could get there hand on if they put their feelers out along the coast.

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