Avantco Meat Slicers?

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Avantco Meat Slicers?

Post by eightysixCJ » Sat Mar 10, 2018 16:19

Any experience/opinions with Avantco Meat Slicers? They look like they might be a better value than Slicers like Cabela's etc. for occasional home use.

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Post by Bob K » Sat Mar 10, 2018 16:43

Tom-
I'll let you know what I think of that slicer shortly....one being delivered today! Ordered thursday

That slicer is made in China and is sold by a lot of places under different names.....they come with blades from 9" to 12". I am getting the the 10" with the 240 watt (1/3) hp motor. Only weighs 35 lbs so at least it can be moved around easily unlike a used hobart I was contemplating getting.

Anyways 200 bucks best offer on Ebay which beats the Webstrant price by 80 bucks for the 10" model and the one one on Ebay has a slightly stronger motor.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Premium-10-Bla ... 1715!US!-1
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Post by eightysixCJ » Sat Mar 10, 2018 17:35

Cool! That's an even better deal!

Looking forward to your report. Thanks!

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Post by Bob K » Sun Mar 11, 2018 14:40

Its looks pretty good Tom-
Arrived undamaged in heavy cardboard with thick foam cocoon.
There is machine oil on slides and blade so it has to be well cleaned and re-lubed with food grade grease where needed.
Manual although in english is pretty much useless. But pretty straightforward to get assembled and up and running.
With a limited trial motor seems to have enough power.
Slices paper thin. Have been cutting see though slices of an Orange Lonzino that is two years old...was never able to do that with a small chefs choice slicer.

It has a fairly large footprint around 20"x20"
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Post by DanMcG » Sun Mar 11, 2018 17:13

That looks interesting Bob, I'll be looking forward to your test reports. I've got a Hobart 512 that just to big and heavy for me now, plus it's overkill for the things I've been doing over the last few years.
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Post by eightysixCJ » Sun Mar 11, 2018 23:32

That sounds like a great deal Bob! Please keep us posted. Best of luck with it!

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Post by Kijek » Mon Mar 12, 2018 00:46

Ok finally I can give some input.
I have that slicer in the 10 inch model and for the price I am super happy.

The only issues I have are;
#1 you can not take apart the blade easily to do some deep cleaning behind and around the blade, like most commercial slicers.
#2 the sharpening wheels for the blade is rather questionable in it effectiveness.
#3 and it may just be my unit, but there is a metal on metal sound from the blade coming from somewhere that I just can figure out.

But it performs very well and I'm glad I have it. I also wish I got the 12 inch model for slicing slabs of bacon, 10inch just isn't quite enough, but I make do.
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Post by Bob K » Mon Mar 12, 2018 13:07

Kijek wrote:#1 you can not take apart the blade easily to do some deep cleaning behind and around the blade, like most commercial slicers.
Its just 3 screws behind the cover plate..but they do seem to be locktighted.

#2 the sharpening wheels for the blade is rather questionable in it effectiveness
Even the fine one seems rather coarse. I think it would be good to soak them in water before using?

#3 and it may just be my unit, but there is a metal on metal sound from the blade coming from somewhere that I just can figure out.
Have you removed the blade yet?
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Post by Kijek » Mon Mar 12, 2018 13:24

I saw the 3 screws, but man are they locked on good, but I'll get around to taking them off soon.
That's what I was talking about with grinding stones, seem rather course and no I haven't removed the blade yet, it those darn 3 screws again, holding me up. I think I'll try and tackle this problem today.

Don't get me wrong, I like this slicer for sure.
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Post by Bob K » Mon Mar 12, 2018 13:31

Before you force them try heat...and try both ways it may be a reverse thread. :cool:
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Post by Kijek » Mon Mar 12, 2018 14:00

Thanks will do.
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Post by Bob K » Mon Mar 12, 2018 14:05

Also someone on Amazon feedback said to use an impact drill...
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Post by Kijek » Mon Mar 12, 2018 14:08

Holy Moly an impact gun, geezzz I'm not changing a tire LOL :shock:
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Post by Bob K » Mon Mar 12, 2018 14:13

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Impact drill a/k/a hammer drill...like you use for drilling concrete. Any ways mine came right out using one. :lol:
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Post by Kijek » Mon Mar 12, 2018 14:53

Here's an interesting development into the metal on metal noise I hear.

My blade is slitting :cry:

Now I hope I can get a new one.
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