Let me know if HF has those on sale again!
A buddy of mine here locally bought one, used it a few times and in less than a week it broke on him. He is waiting for them to get him a replacement in. He paid about $110, which is what they go for not on sale.
There is a CLOWN here in town who has one used for sale on Craigslist. He wants $85. Nice to know HF sometimes sells them for less than that. I offered him $50. I figure half of what the HF price gives you is the ability to take it back and get it replaced if it breaks in a week. No way I'm buying a used one w/ no return/replacement for that kind of money. What a tard!
I'm sure this is the hard way, and if I can find the machine for a decent price I'll get it. But kinda like we make kids do arithmetic by hand before we let them use calculators I don't think it hurts to learn the principles and techniques involved in doing it manually. At least once!