Nesco 180 Watt Food Slicer has combined an elegant design with the perfomance of a powerful food slicer. Slice meat, cheese, bread, vegetables and fruit quickly and easily with this quality slicer. Features precision depth control and a strong, high quality 180 watt gearmotor. Variable thickness control knob for 9/16" thickness range. Large multipurpose 8.7 inch stainless steel hardened serrated blade handles a wide range of food sizes and shapes. If you expect to slice a lot of cheese, we recommend a motor of 130 watts or more. Cheese can create a lot of blade drag but the FS-250 slicer's motor has the power to take it in stride.