We are slowly beginning to upgrade the food processing equipment at the farm so that we can expand our repertoire and process meat more quickly. The Buffalo Chopper that Trent picked up last week will allow us to make emulsified sausages like hot dogs and mortadella. We will still use the grinder to process ground meat and specific forms of salumi, but it has already proven to cut production time on fresh sausage foremeats by a factor of 10. For example, with the Buffalo chopper I can turn 10 pounds of meat into a finely "ground" forcemeat in less than 2 minutes whereas using the grinder the same task would take at least 20 minutes.
This thing is a beast that could churn its namesake city of Buffalo into butter and makes it easy to understand why it was an important tool in the hamburgerization of the American buffalo. (Actually, I have no idea why it is called a Buffalo Chopper.)