Food slicers are used in delicatessens, kitchens and other catering establishments to cut meat and other foods into slices of desired thickness. Generally, the main body of food slicers is made form durable aluminium and the blades from surgical stainless steel. Blade widths can vary from eight inches to over twelve inches. A safety guard is important due to the nature of the machine, and prevents nasty accidents. Slice thickness is adjustable making these meat slicers good for parma ham, beef, cheese etc. A blade removal tool allows safe and easy removal of the meat slicer blade for cleaning.