In resonse to your post, I'd seriously consider expanding your budget on a juicing
machine if you want something that is going to last and provide you with all of the benefits a good juicer should. I used the Jack Lalanne for about two years and had to replace the blade twice which was $15 plus shipping each time.The machine itself does work well for what it is, a high-speed, centrifugal maching. Such high-speed units are also higher in heat which squelches a decent amount of the nutrient content. What you want is a low-speed, low rpm, masticating machine. I recently got turned onto the Lexen HealthyJuicer by a friend and LOVE it! It sells for $189 and has all the same features as more expensive models like the Omega 8005. any time you can get your hands on a machine like this for under $200 that's a great thing. More mainstream units like the Lalannes and such are ok, but in the long run you'll just end up spending more to keep the thing working right, and all the while cutting out the total benefits of juicing
that got you into it. Here's a link to the site where I got mine which also has a myriad of other juicing
and to the Lexen HealthyJuicer itself: http://877myjuicer.zoovy.com/product/LEXENHEALTHYJUICER
Good luck and by all means let me know if you have any questions.