Going to ask for a sausage stuffer this Christmas. Used the KA mixer last time we made sausages. Ground and stuffed with the attachment they offer. However, it took us 10 hours for about 15 lbs of meat. So this year, I am thinking of having my butcher grind it up for me, then stuffing it myself. Don't know if this is taking the easy road, but I don't want to purchase a grinder...at least not yet. So I am going to buy a sausage stuffer. The ones I looked at ranged from 5 lbs to 11 lbs and up. I am looking at the 5 lb vertical stuffer. Has anyone used this type before? Are they easy to work? Worth the cash? (roughly $125). Any recommendations on brands or styles?[p]Lastly, is getting the butcher to grind them up a wussy move?