How many deer you kill each year, which determines how much meat you’ll need to grind, also plays an important role in your selection of the perfect grinder. If you plan to grind only 8 or 10 pounds of meat at a time, a less expensive, smaller, less-powerful model will work just fine. But if you are going to grind up a good portion of several deer each year, you’ll quickly wear out a small grinder. For big jobs, you need a big, tough model designed to grind lots of meat fast. Most are made of heavy-duty stainless steel with motors of ¾ horsepower or higher. Since big, commercial-type grinders are usually more expensive, they generally have lots of cutting wheels and attachments included.