Berkel model X13A-PLUS automatic gravity feed slicer offers a number of special features. A sanitary one piece engineered polymer base and product table reduces seams and joints while providing an NSF approved surface for easy, effective cleaning. A removable and submersible table mounted sharpener with borazon stones for accurate sharpening. Completely mechanical, gauge plate interlock. Precise thickness control is achieved using a variable pitch barrel cam for fine adjustment and wafer thin slices. The index knob and operating controls are mounted outside of the drip zone for quick and easy access. The slicer can be automatically operated in three speeds, and with three different stroke lengths. A permanent ring guard protects the entire nonslicing portion of the knife during slicing and cleaning. A fence is included with the product table. An easy to use kick stand supports the slicer for easy access to clean under the slicer.