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  • Razor sharp 12” stainless steel blade powered by a 1/2 hp motor to keep up with commercial demands
  • Large sturdy base made of high quality aluminum construction
  • Easy to use built-in sharpener ensures your blade stays like new
  • Adjustable thickness knob allows for precise slicing from 1/16” to ½” with a 11” x 11” product tray
  • Manual feed carriage glides smoothly for easy operation and is removable for cleaning
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The Avantco SL512 12" manual gravity feed slicer features a compact design that's ideal for small operations.

An ideal addition to small meat slicing operations, this medium-duty slicer provides 1/2 hp of power so that you can quickly slice up your own meats or vegetables for sandwiches, pizzas, and appetizers. While not ideal for large amounts of cheese, this slicer is great for businesses that need to slice cheese for no more than 30 minutes per day. Perfect for medium-volume applications where a slicer is used for only a few hours per day, this unit is a great choice for coffee shops, pizzerias, small restaurants, and sub shops.

  • ETL US & Canada

    ETL US & Canada

    This item meets the electrical product safety standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group, for use in the United States and Canada.

  • 5-15P

    5-15P

    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

Built-In Sharpener

For convenient sharpening, this unit comes equipped with a built-in sharpening assembly.

Stainless Steel Blade

The stainless steel blade is designed to resist corrosion and maintain a sharp edge for slicing.

Fixed Ring Guard

This unit has a fixed ring guard for safety which prevents unintentional contact with the blade.

Compact Design

This slicer is small and compact so that you can fit it into your small business more easily! The perfect size to place on a counter in your coffee shop or small restaurant, this slicer can also be moved for more thorough cleaning.

11" x 11" Product Tray

This tray can hold foods up to 11" wide by 8" high.

Removable Carriage

This meat slicer's carriage is removable for thorough cleaning at the end of the day.

Adjustable Slice Size

The cut thickness is easily adjustable from 1/16" to 1/2".

High Quality Aluminum Construction

This 12" slicer is made of top quality aluminum for durability and ease of cleaning. It has a sleek, professional appearance that means it will fit right in to your commercial kitchen or front of the house sandwich prep area.

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Can I use this slicer to slice tomatoes?
This slicer is not recommended for use with tomatoes. Instead, consider purchasing a manual tomato slicer. These units are specifically designed to power through the tough skin of tomatoes, while ensuring consistent slices, every time.
Can I use this slicer to slice raw meat?
This slicer is not recommended for use with raw meat.

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Avantco Slicer Maintenance

Taking the time to properly clean and maintain your Avantco slicer is essential in extending its lifespan! Watch this video for a step-by-step guide!

Avantco Manual Meat Slicers

Avantco manual meat slicers provide a reliable, durable solution for any butcher shop or deli. Watch this video to learn more about these efficient units!

Meat Slicers

There are many factors to consider while shopping for the perfect meat slicer, including blade size, horsepower, ease of sanitation and more! Increase your business' productivity by browsing the meat slicer selection today.

Knowing how to clean and maintain your Avantco slicer is essential for extending its lifespan! Be sure to wear protective gloves when cleaning your slicer.

For best results, use our meat slicer safety cleaning kit. First, set your blade thickness to 0, and use a gentle scrub pad on the cleaning wand to wipe the blade while the slicer is on. Now, unplug your slicer and close the gauge plate. Remove the product tray, slice deflector, and center plate to clean them separately.

Next, use the Avantco blade removal tool, wipe down the exterior, grip the blade and clean the front and back with Formula-D degreaser. Then mist QuikSan sanitizing spray on the machine. You can also use LubriQuik on the table slide rod and end-weight slide rod to keep them moving smoothly.

In addition, you should sharpen the blade every 2 weeks. To do this, loosen the bolt on the built-in sharpener. Turn the sharpener 180 degrees so it rests over the blade, and tighten the bolt. Turn the slicer on, and press the rear sharpening button 1 minute at a time. Once it’s sharp, press the front finishing button to smooth the edge. Then simply turn off the unit, return the assembly to its original position, and tighten it into place. Your slicer is now ready for use!

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Enhance the efficiency of your butcher shop or deli with Avantco manual meat slicers! These units offer a powerful 1/4, 1/3, or 1/2 hp motor. They also come in 9", 10", 12", or 13" stainless steel blades. The dual-sided removable blade sharpener even keeps the blade in peak condition. Plus, the fixed ring guard helps keep your employees’ hands safe!

An adjustable knob allows for uniform slicing between 1/16" and 1/2" thick. The feed carriage also glides smoothly for the fast preparation of vegetables and meats. 1/2 hp units can slice cheese as well. The 13" slicer even has prongs for holding oddly-shaped foods in place. Plus, all carriages are removable for easy cleaning! Avantco sells blade removal tools to help prevent injury during maintenance, too. Reliable, durable, and compact, these high-quality aluminum slicers are just what you need!

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Picking out the right commercial meat slicer for your business is an important choice. That’s why we’ve broken down the key factors to consider when shopping for the one that’s right for you. First, consider how frequently you plan to use your slicer. For light duty work, about an hour or less per day, an entry level slicer will work fine. The next step up is our mid-tier models, which offer more power and durability for several hours of use per day, at a price point affordable for most businesses. Finally, premium meat slicers are the best of the best, in terms of strength, durability, and consistency, giving you unmatched power that will stand up to constant daily use. Next, find whether you need an automatic or a manual slicer. Automatic units move product back and forth against a blade for safe and efficient high volume slicing. But for the average deli or sandwich shop, a manual meat slicer will do the trick. These units are probably what you’re most familiar with, requiring an operator to manually slide products across the blade for slicing. Other factors to consider when shopping for a meat slicer include blade size, horsepower, and ease of sanitation. We offer models with various blade sizes and power options, including many that are NSF listed. If you’re looking for more deli or butcher shop products, take a look at our selection of food paper wrap and deli take out containers.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 19 Inches
  • Depth: 25 Inches
  • Height: 17 Inches
Maximum Product Size:
  • Width: 11 Inches
  • Height: 8 Inches

Resources and Downloads

Avantco SL512 Meat Slicer Specsheet Specsheet Avantco SL713MAN Medium-Duty Manual Gravity Feed Meat Slicer User Manual Manual Avantco Equipment Replacement Limited Warranty 1 Year Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco SL512 12" Manual Gravity Feed Meat Slicer - 1/2 hp

    4.1 stars from 55 reviews

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    2 out of 3 found this review helpful
    Writing to speed up the search comparisons for everyone. The boxes typically ship with some cardboard damage because the package is VERY heavy and it is easy to damage the box in shipping. You will understand when you pick the box up with a friend off your porch. The adjuster to my meat slicing depth operates off a plastic cam wheel under the unit and mine was broken when it arrived. I am betting the mfr. ships these set hard to stop vibration which makes them prone to break during shipping. If yours comes and the depth adjuster seems to not work check the cam. Webstaurant did great, I sent a picture of the broken part and a replacement cam was sent but you must figure out how to replace it. Some quick QA for the low end home/recreational user. Can it slice the dreaded cheeses everyone uses for comparisons and meats and (anything) for hours on end? YES. The blade is massive and heavy, the inertia of the blade alone does a lot of the work, the entire unit is very heavy, my wife could never lift this thing. Picture your local deli, look at the slicer, and then you will understand. You will (not) be moving this item either at all once it is in place. I'm 6'4 and quite strong and this thing stays in one place as its forever home - so please don't accidentally kid yourself that you will be taking it in and out of storage when you need it. Set it in place, cover with a cloth or towel. Forever home and I mean it. Why is it cheaper? It is made with more simplistic construction. Nuts, bolts, belts etc. It all works fabulously together but does best if the operator is fine with adjustments with wrenches to make it "perfect". It absolutely shaves from zero (not slicing anything) to 1/4 inch with infinite adjustment inbetween. The reason it is not more expensive? The unit is (not) designed well for rapid complete disassemby. Those higher end commercial units come apart with only big knobs (no drivers or wrenches needed) for daily disassembly or rapid cleaning between different meats or cheeses. The blade removal on this unit is a little scary. No handle to attach, you grab, lift and carefully wash. So if you are a smaller business, doing limited business or home processing you will be elated and happy. It is impressive and effective for slicing any food. If you are paying employees to stay and clean or must do total cleaning daily and or several times a day then you should bite the bullet and pay double or more to get a rapid teardown, clean, and reassemble unit. I'm a home use guy and this product works far beyond my expectations and I have time to clean slowly and patiently. All the other silly retail store slicers or "add on" slicers to your other kitchen appliances are a joke in comparison. I could probably have gotten by with a lower horsepower unit for my home smoking and cooking - but I felt like splurging on myself and I am not disappointed. Read Less Read More
    2 out of 2 found this review helpful
    I operate a BBQ restaurant we needed a slicer for Brisket. After searching the local restaurant supply business and needing a good quality product we chose the SL512 12". Price was within our budget and delivery was only 3 days. The package was damaged but slicer was in good shape. After using the slicer to slice 320 lb. of brisket, at one time, which took several hours of use, slicer held up well, 1/2 horsepower motor was sufficient to handle the job. Clean up was easy just requires a few tools, as mentioned in other reviews. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a medium use slicer. CM Smoke Artisan BBQ
    2 out of 2 found this review helpful
    I was a little nervous about buying this slicer because i didn't know much about this brand. But I'm glad i took a chance it is very good quality I thought it was going to be light but it has some good weight to it. Ive had it over a year now and still works great. I am definitely a fan of the Avantco slicer.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    I'm having trouble adjusting the cutting edge height for my slicer. The knob goes 0-4, but then feels like it runs into a lock. What am I missing here? Is there a lock on the height control knob? I'm a beginner with a meat slicer and have tried to push, pull, twist on the knob but I'm feeling defeated. Can someone help me out by giving me some pointers, the manual is less than helpful on the matter and I can't find anything online. The videos just tell me how awesome it is, but I have yet to feel that excitement. Help, please. I just want to cut some ham and bacon.
    We appreciate your review, Adam. We are sorry this Avantco meat slicer is not able to be adjusted properly. Our Customer Solutions team is working on assisting you with this problem.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    We needed a heavy duty, commercial meat slicer but only for occasional use so we didn't want to spend a lot. For the price, this is exactly what we were hoping for! It does the job perfectly and is easy to clean too just as a commercial one should. The only issue we had was trying to clean around the blade guard. So we decided to take the entire blade off every time we clean it to be sure. Also we had to get a Berkel cover for it that is a little over-sized since I couldn't find one specific to this.
    Been using this slicer for about 6 months so far it works great it comes with the sharpener so you can always keep the blade super Sharp. We use it primarily for slicing Pastrami and cheese. This slicer does the cheese better than others I have used I think because the way the blade is shaped the cheese does not stick to it and go flying off of the slicer like some I have used.
    This slicer is disappointing. I was hoping for something with more power and speed. We have been using it for cheese and some meat, but the low power causes it to bog down and It had a hard time recovering it’s speed.
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    Why pay thousands for meat slicers, when you can purchase this Avantco slicer! I have owned very expensive slicers in the past and not a one compare to this one! I highly recommend!
    Poorly constructed. Just a little over a year and it's falling apart already. Knob which holds the carriage slips and is double threaded, which makes it twist off (leaving only the screw in place) but doesn't allow the carriage to come off. Ridiculously hard to clean this thing because of its design. Despite the claims, it will stop when slicing a block of Swiss cheese. Would not recommend or buy again. But that seems to be the norm for Advantco products overall.
    Thank you for your review, James! We are sorry this Avantco SL512 12 inch Manual Gravity Feed Meat Slicer - 1/2 hp has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    I was so impressed with this meat slicer! It operates so smoothly and the way it comes apart to clean it makes cleaning so easy and fast. I would definitely recommend the slicer.
    This is by far the best slicer I have ever used. It effortlessly slices through meat, on the thinnest setting it does not shred the meat or cheese. My customers are extremely happy now that we have actual slices instead of pieced together product.
    We decided not to open our deli, so we don't use it nearly as much as we intended. However, we do use it periodically to slice turkey and tri-tip for sandwiches and it works great for that. It's a great unit for the price in a light to medium duty applicaiton.
    We needed something to slice blocks of cheese for sandwiches. This is very efficient and works perfectly. We also use it to slice tomatoes and onions. Very happy with this and it has not let us down.
    This slicer didn't match up to the reputable brands that I have come to know. It's much lighter and built for lighter use. It arrived damaged but the great Customer Service department had it picked up and returned, and then credited immediately. I would not recommend this for heavy duty or daily use. I ended up purchasing a more expensive brand. I believe you get what you pay for.
    Thank you for the review! We’re sorry this did not work for what you needed it for, but we are glad we were able to help!
    This slicer is great, It not only cuts every type of lunch meat you throw at it, it is also powerful enough to slice most block cheese that is 4x4, or 4x6 square inches or less. I have used this slicer for more than 8 meat loaves thus far and it still is as sharp as when I purchased it new. Have not even had a chance to use the included sharpener.
    This machine is very useful because it cuts meats at different sizes. It is sturdy and easy to use. It is very good for deli meats and has a variety of sizes one could choose from.
    I was nervous buying our first slicer but this thing is doing a great job for us. We slice all of our meats and cheese's for our toasted fresh and this thing works great.
    wow, this avantco sl512 12' manual gravity feed meat slicer is very good, you can slice a lot of different things on this too, strongly recommend this product.
    This truly is not for a food service business. This machine has way to many parts to clean, does not open very wide. It is a great machine to use occasionally, price is right. If you are looking to a machine to use on daily basis, invest a little bit more money will be worth it.
    Fine piece of equipment here, we use it for a bunch of different items, never has failed us. Easy to clean and by far my favorite slicer made! Great buy!

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