You could save $5713 - $7283 with only one day’s rental vs hand trim Here’s how this was determined. Let’s assume it requires 8 hours to hand trim 1 lb. Based on $14.00/hr + $2.35 (L&I, sick leave, and Fed Medicare/SS tax) the total labor cost is $130.80 per lb. If you rent our trimmer the cost is $400/day + $34 tax +$130.80 for 8 hrs labor The total cost is $565, but you could trim at least 48 to 60 lbs in that day This brings the trimming cost down to only $11.77 - $9.42/lb. * These figures are based on conservative estimates, but of course your results may vary with differences in wages/benefits, operational flow, moisture content, trimming experience….