I recieved one of Cabelas home use meat grinder for Christmas two years ago. Its marked at $100 but can be found for $50 on sale often. I have put parts of two deer through it and part of a wild turkey. Its not as fast as some more expensive models and I suspect it wont work for nearly as long. With proper cleaning and care it shouold last a while. I have never used another grinder before so I dont have anything to compare it too. Has it worked for me ? Yes it has. If you only are going to use it for your own deer at home and you can find it on sale it would probally work out for you and save a few bucks. If you have the extra money, getting a better one would be nice too. Hope this helps you out.