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Old 10-25-2006, 07:15 AM   #21
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The gears should be nylon, if that helps at all.

On most or ALL slicing machines, there is no direct drive or connection between the motor and the slicing blade, so it's either a belt drive or gear drive, and most of them use the gears.

I bought an elcheapo Kenmore meat slicer and the gears are nylon.


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Old 10-25-2006, 11:14 AM   #22
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The serrated blade may be for bread.
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:10 PM   #23
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I doubt if the serrated blade is for bread becaue that is all mine came with and I don't do bread in a meat slicer. The serrated blade is so that it stays sharp. As for the non-serrated blade, all I can suggest is RTFM.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:13 AM   #24
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Mine has a serrated blade also.

But I imagine that you can STILL use it to slice bread.


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Old 10-26-2006, 10:54 AM   #25
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Why would you want to slice bread with a meat slicer?

If you want to slice bread, you buy a bread slicer

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Old 10-26-2006, 11:03 AM   #26
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This is my bread slicer.
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:43 AM   #27
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I was going to say that myself. I DO own a bread knife.


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Old 10-27-2006, 02:09 AM   #28
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electric slicer

People use electric slicers to get thin even slices from bread made in their bread machines. It makes it easier to get sandwich slices from a bread machine loaf.
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:13 AM   #29
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I have this one. Do I justify the price? well the way I see it you can't take it with you... Do I use it Yes. This is a medium duty slicer and works very well.I will have to say if you have one they come in very handy, for all kinds of slicing.

http://www.katom.com/071-4510.html
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:26 AM   #30
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Wouldn't it take two people to carry that heavy thing?

Commercial meat slicers are usually big, heavy and awkward!
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