The VS9-12 is a slicer with an adjustable slicer plate attachment. The front of the slicer is hinged on the side so it can swing from side to side or be removed for easy cleaning or change of plates. Accessories for this slicer are available at an additional price. The stainless steel curved knives provide quick and uniform cuts. Your Hobart 9" vegetable slicer attachment is constructed and created to give long satisfactory service. This unit meets NSF and UL standards.