How to Convert a Hand Crank Meat Grinder to Electric

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How to Convert a Hand Crank Meat Grinder to Electric
Ditch the manual labour when you're grinding meat; convert your hand crank to an electric-powered unit. (Zedcor Wholly Owned/ Images)

Using a manual meat grinder can be tough labour. Hands can cramp after extended use of the hand crank. Depending on the task being performed, it can take hours longer to use a manual crank rather than an electric unit. However, you don't need to spend a lot of money to upgrade to an electric meat grinder. Utilising a common household tool, an electric drill, you can bring your old-fashioned unit up to speed.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  • Electric drill
  • Square bit

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  1. 1

    Charge the electric drill fully.

  2. 2

    Remove the hand crank from the meat grinder.

  3. 3

    Insert a square bit, similar to the size of the end of the hand crank, into the drill.

  4. 4

    Insert the end of the bit into the opening for the hand crank.

  5. 5

    Put the drill into its forward gear. If speed settings are available, turn the drill to a low speed. Use the drill's trigger to turn the meat grinder's gears.

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