Hand Corn Sheller
- Yellow plastic wheel is 6.5" in diameter
- Housing is cast iron
- Wooden handle is 4.5" long
How to Use
- Once sheller is assembled and mounted to a collection box, simply insert a corn cob into the opening at the top of the sheller.
- Turn the crank handle either direction (ideally clockwise) with one hand, use the other hand to apply slight pressure to the cob to keep it in position.
- Turn the crank repeatedly, when the cob is completely shelled it will automatically dispense out of the sheller (and the collection box) separating it from the shelled corn.
- Insert the next cob and repeat process.
Does not work well with popcorn. Only shells half of the cob and spits it out.
- Make a box using 3/4" plywood.
- Final size: 18"x18"x18".
- Or, mount sheller to a 3/4" board secured in a vice.
Note: Box shown above in photos.
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William B from Georgia
Misses some kernels, but *much* faster than shelling by hand! Shelled over 60 pounds of Reeds Yellow Dent in less than an hour including inspecting each cob for insect damage. Had misgivings about the wheel being plastic, but the all cast iron Rite Farm (AKA DreamJoy) has multiple recent reports of broken and or warped parts. Verses a few very old reports here of missing washers. These were the only two (new) hand crank shellers in my price range so feel this was the best choice.
Plastic wheel is very sturdy and should last a long time. Still feel the little 'nubs' will eventually break. Turns out it is made in Italy so went to the manufacturers website to see if the wheel is replaceable. No luck yet since their English pages are very hit or miss... Noticed the current version there has even more plastic. Body which is a cast aluminum from Premier is now plastic. Massive steel crank with wooden handle is now a short steel axle with the rest plastic. Anyone considering purchasing might want to hurry before Premier sells out and restocks.
Only assembly issue was a bur on the crank where the wooden handle bolts on. A little file work and running the bolt all the way through from the back side fixed this.
Throwing a lot of kernels on the floor so made a crude cardboard shield which reduces this to an acceptable level. Plan to make a more permanent shield...
Gladys B from Texas
James B from Tennessee
Corn sheller works well. I use sheets of cardboard to help contain flying kernals. Mount it securely.
Tom Z from Wisconsin
Great little machine. Set up was easy and does a great job shelling.
Glenn M from Pennsylvania
Works good except for cracking about 5% of the kernels when using it for seed on open pollinated corn you loose that as seed.