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Other Available Voltages:

  • Grinds 8-10 lb. per minute
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel housing and legs
  • Rubber feet for added stability
  • Plastic feed stomper prevents backup
  • Spiral-fluted chopping end for clean cutting action
  • 174 RPM provides fast results
  • 240V electrical connection
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Hobart 4812 & 4822 Choppers

Hobart 4812 & 4822 Choppers

The following operator training video on the Hobart models 4812 and 4822 choppers is a supplement to the instruction manual that came with your chopper. If you have any questions concerning operation, please consult your manual. Your Hobart model 4812 and 4822 choppers are constructed and designed to give long satisfactory service, providing they are properly used and maintained. This training video will cover the assembly, operation, and cleaning of the choppers.

The Hobart model 4822 chopper is designed to grind 16 pounds per minute, first cutting through a 1/8" plate while the 4822FS will grind 20-22 pounds per minute, first cutting through a 1/8" plate. The 4812 chopper will cut 8 pounds per minute first cutting. This is essentially the only difference in the choppers. All use a 1 horsepower Hobart-built motor. For the purpose of this video, we will use a Hobart model 4822 chopper.

Prior to assembly, a light coating of FactoPure T70 oil supplied should be applied to the surfaces of all parts. The knife and plate need some preliminary lubrication. Rub towel over the cutting faces of these parts. Check to ensure the hub and socket are clean and clear of any obstruction. Insert the cylinder assembly with a slight twisting motion toward the left. The cylinder stop-pin in the attachment will contact the side of the hole that receives it. Tighten the thumb screw. Note, when disassembling the chopper, it is only necessary to loosen the thumb screw about three turns. It should never be removed.

Slide the worm into the cylinder and rotate the square shag of the worm until it locks into the hub drive. Install the knife with cutting edges out and the plate, making sure the notch aligns with the pin in the bottom of the cylinder. Thread the adjusting ring on and tight. If the knife and plate are both sharp, only a moderate pressure will be needed. Knives and plates must be sharp and true for proper cutting action.

Install the feed pan and the feed stopper. On the FS model, tighten the feed pan screw holding the pan securely to the chopper attachment assembly. Note, the knife and plate depend on meat for lubrication, therefore the chopper should never be operated without meat. Never allow your chopper to run without meat in the chopping end; only a few minutes of such running can ruin and knife and plate.

Take out the entire chopper attachment each time after using, and place it in the refrigerator till needed again. Remember, the chopper must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after assembly and before being placed into service. We will cover cleaning and detail later in the tape.

Cut the meat into strips. Turn the machine on and feed the meat into the chopper using the feed stopper only as needed. If the strips are cut to proper size, they will feed without assistance from the feed stopper. Allowing both hands of the operator free to feed the meat. When running meat through the chopper a second time, more speed is attained by feeding small quantities at a time than by trying to force large amounts with the feed stopper. The feed pan should always be kept in place in the cylinder. It not only makes regular feeding easy, but keeps the chopper attachment ready for immediate use.

The fineness to which meat is cut is governed by the size of the holes in the plate, not by the tension put on the adjusting ring. Remember, do not tighten the adjusting ring more than hand tight.

The chopper should be thoroughly cleaned after installation and before being placed into service. For cleaning, powder detergent such as Spic and Span is recommended. Do not use liquid soap. It will corrode metal surfaces. Warning: Disconnect the electrical supply. Using a hot detergent solution, clean rinse water, and a sanitizing solution, clean, rinse, and sanitize the feed pan, feed stomper, worm assembly, knife, plate, and adjusting ring. Using a long nylon brush, clean the cylinder assembly. Wash, rinse, and sanitize the machine housing using clean cloths.

This concludes operator training for the Hobart model 4812 and model 4822 chopper. To obtain service and parts information concerning these choppers, contact your local Hobart service office.

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Learn how to properly assemble, clean, and operate your Hobart model 4812 and 4822 chopper with this informative, step-by-step video.

Hobart 4812-38 Specs
Width 12 13/16 Inches
Depth 24 Inches
Height 23 1/4 Inches
Voltage 240
Capacity 8 - 10 lb. per minute
Horsepower 1/2 HP
Hub Size #12
Made in America Yes
NSF Listed Yes
Power Type Electric
Product Type Processing
RPM 174
Transmission Type Gear-Driven
Type Meat Choppers / Grinders

Customer questions about this product

What do I need to do to complete my order for this meat grinder / chopper?
Under “Accessories & Options” (top right of the page), any fields marked with an asterisk (*) MUST be selected at time of order; you need to choose one of the available options in that field for the product to work properly. However, you can find all of our available options on the site too. If, for example, you wanted to order several different grinder plate sizes, you can find additional ones in our Meat Grinder Accessories category!
I'm concerned that the plates and knives I have won't work with this hub. Is there a way I can be sure they will fit?
Measure the square hole in your plate or knife. A standard #12 hub fits plates and knives with a 9/16" square hole, while a standard #22 hub fits plates and knives with a 3/4" square hole.
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Hobart 4812-38 Details

Grinding meat doesn't have to be a difficult, time consuming task. With this Hobart 4812-38 #12 meat chopper, you can easily create your own signature sausage, ground beef, ground venison, and more for your deli or diner. Thanks to its 1/2 hp motor, this unit is capable of grinding 8-10 lb. of meat per minute through its 1/8" plate at 174 RPM for fast, uniform results every time. Plus, the manual ON/OFF switch allows for simple, yet efficient functionality.

Featuring a spiral-flute chopping end, this unit is specifically timed to create the finest and cleanest cutting action available. It includes a plastic feed stomper to prevent food backup in the chute and help keep your kitchen running smoothly. This meat chopper offers unbeatable ease of cleaning and sanitation. In fact, all parts which contact food are easily accessible and readily removable for convenient cleaning without the use of tools. The exterior stainless steel housing and legs allow for a quick and easy wipe down so that you can be sure your meat grinder is cleaned properly after each use. This unit requires a 240V electrical connection for operation.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 12 13/16"
Depth: 24"
Height: 23 1/4"

Because this item is not stocked in our warehouse, processing, transit times and stock availability will vary. If you need your items by a certain date, please contact us prior to placing your order. Expedited shipping availability may vary. We cannot guarantee that this item can be cancelled off of the order or returned once it is placed.

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  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • UL US & Canada

    UL US & Canada

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in the United States of America and Canada.

  • 6-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 6-15P plug.

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RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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