The Smokehouse Jerky Devise comes with two stainless steel tips, one for making jerky strips and the other for round snack sticks (which is what we love to use for making pepperoni). The mechanism is made of corrosion resistant metal for years of trouble free service. The tube is one of the largest in the industry and can handle nearly 1 lb. of ground meat per load. The handle is machined aluminum making it extremely durable and lightweight for ease of use.