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Today we're shipping orders for in-stock items placed November 13. Our Hampton showroom is temporarily closed. Despite high order volume, our amazing shipping team is rapidly reducing processing times—we’ve recently added 20 new team members! We greatly appreciate your business and we’re doing our very best to serve you, as Jim C. of California tells. A word to the wise: Because resupply of many product lines remains daunting, and processing times may grow again in coming weeks, there’s never been a year like this to do your Christmas shopping and other year-end buying very early!

LEM Big Bite Meat Grinder 17801 (#12 Head)

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  • #12 grinding head
  • 3/4 HP high torque motor
  • Average 11 lbs/minute grinding rate
  • Good for frequent grinding
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Front storage drawer
  • Includes three stainless steel grinder plates
  • 3/8", 3/16" and kidney plates
  • Includes three plastic stuffing tubes
  • 5/8", 1" and 1-3/8" OD tubes
  • Includes a plastic stomper


  • Stainless 3/16" & 3/8" plates
  • Stainless knife
  • Kidney plate
  • Sausage stuffer tubes 3/8", 3/4" & 1-1/4"
  • Heavy duty meat stomper


LEM 17801 Big Bite Meat Grinder

LEM 17801 meat grinder, ground beefThe LEM Big Bite meat grinders make big jobs easy and stand up to hard use. Their exclusive features and quality stainless steel construction mean you get more grinder for your money, and your investment will last for many years of trouble-free, heavy duty service whether you're grinding beef, pork or game meat like venison or elk.

The gear drive of the #12 LEM meat grinder features all steel gears (no plastic) and roller, not sleeve, bearings. The headstock is rifled for an easier second grind and stuffing. The throat is offset and is 2.25". A built-in circuit breaker protects the motor from overload damage.

LEM meat grinders feature stainless steel headstock, screw, grinder plates, blade and meat tray for long life and easy maintenance. The stainless steel motor enclosure features a comfortable handle, and the meat tray is large and made of heavy gauge metal.

The feed augers of LEM meat grinders have a proprietary Big Bite design that lets them grab meat chunks easily, saving you from having to force meat into the machine. ETL-Sanitary Certified to NSF Standards.

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  • “The LEM 780 grinder makes quick work of my deer. Easy clean up, tremendous power, feeds easily. Can't go wrong with this one folks.”

    – Wesley A., PA

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Manufacturer Part Number 17801
Brand LEM
Width 9"
Depth 19.5"
Height 16"
Product Weight (lbs.) 45 lb.
Tray Length 12.25"
Tray Width 9.1"
Tray Depth 2.25"
Throat Diameter 2.25"
Throat Depth 6.75"
Throat Height 5.6"
Blade Diameter 2.5"
Housing Material Stainless steel
Blade Material Stainless steel
Grinder Plate Size #12
Grinder Plate Material Stainless steel
Smooth Start Yes
Horsepower 3/4 HP
Volts AC 120
Watts 550
Amps 9
Hz 60
Phase 1
Cord-End Plug Std. 120V
Cord Length 6'
Certifications ETL
UPC 734494007800
Origin Imported
Warranty Length 5 years


This item is stocked in our supplier's warehouse and it typically ships out within 1-3 business days. You should receive your order within 3-8 business days of its shipment.



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  • Excellent
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Makes quick work of my deer, great product, easy clean up, tremendous power, feeds easily, can't go wrong with this one folks.
    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • My husband thinks I am T E R R I F I C!!!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Oh, my word. Oh, my word! Oh, my WORD!!!

    We cranked through 60 lbs of pork loin to make sausage in less than 20 minutes. We were slow opening the pork loin boxes and bags, then cutting the roast sections into strips or chunks. We, the humans, were slow. The machine is fast!

    Before we got this machine we could only grind about 20-30 lbs per hour. Now, we spend more time packaging the sausage we made than it took to grind, season, and mix. My husband is so tickled that he thanked me several times during our first sausage making session. We had happy tears because this machine is so fast.

    Doesn't bat an eye at fast feeding.
    Consistent grind.
    SIMPLE and FAST to clean.
    MUCH QUIETER than I thought it would be.

    Maybe price, but I would pay for a new machine again should I lose this one. I expect this machine will be an inherited piece in our wills.
    TOO FAST for two people to cut, grind, weigh, season, mix, and pack sausage. We decided if we make it a Sausage Party then this really is a PRO!

    I am thrilled with my purchase, tickled my sweetheart is so appreciative, and enjoying the best sausage ever.
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great Value
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Very heavy duty, it tears through venison and pork without slowing down. The Big-Bite feature really works, pulls meat in without pushing at all. It has a great warranty that probably won't be needed based on the apparent high quality. Great value.
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Cat lovers? This is a great grinder for your real carnivore.
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I make my own raw meat cat food for my Siberian cat business, and this grinder is the best I've ever used. I wish I had purchased one a bit stronger because it does not always grind the chicken necks completely and it clogs the tube keeping a lot of the meat inside the rotating screw. The good thing is that it is easy to clear and clean. I just take off the front, take out the small bony part of the neck that did not get ground up (most of them do, however), and then continue with the rest of the grinding. I am very happy with it. If it were not for me needing to add chicken necks to the recipe, it would probably work perfectly. It is totally worth the money and costs less than half a cat!
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
    By on - Verified Buyer
    What a great grinder! It pours meat out as fast as I can load it. We process about 15 deer and a few pigs a year. We ground 25 lbs in under 4 minutes the first day. What a time saver. It's is solid, no plastic, probably will outlast me.
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Way more than i expected wow
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Used it the day it got here was worried about price but I got more than my money worth. The people at Pleasant Hill are good people thank you. I will be buying a meet slicer soon.
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Sturdy and reliable
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Got stuck a few times if fed too fast but otherwise, very good and efficient.
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Very happy with purchase and transaction A+++
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Very happy with purchase. The LEM meat grinder is a top notch commercial grade machine that works beautifully and cleans up nicely. It has plenty of power. This is my first purchase from Pleasant Hill Grain. Excellent company, will be purchasing again.
    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Very Nice
    By on - Verified Buyer
    It works great.
    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Decent meat grinder
    By on - Verified Buyer
    We are saving money with this meat grinder. The drawback is sausage stuffing has some issues with amount that comes out.
    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
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